What is Massage Therapy?
Your muscles' most important function is to move the bones of your body. If a muscle is in spasm it will not only cause you pain, but will also affect the manner in which the bones will function. This is why chiropractic and massage therapy work so well together. Both therapies are concerned with correcting your musculoskeletal system. When the muscles are functioning properly they easily move the bones, and when the joints at the ends of each bone are functioning properly it is easier for the muscles to move you fluidly through your day. Many people have found the combination of chiropractic and massage therapy to be very beneficial in helping them to achieve their personal best performances.
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Prenatal / Children massage and lymphatic drainage are also part of the modalities provided in the clinic.
Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage
The main purpose of relaxation massage is to create a general relaxing state of the body contributing to refreshed feeling. Relaxation massage consists of smooth, gentle, flowing style movements that
promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, and improves circulation and range of movement.
Although therapeutic massage has relaxation effects, the final aim of the session or series of sessions is not relaxation. This is usually performed as part of a larger treatment plan for a specific acute or chronic condition. Sometimes it is also used as part of a preventive set of actions to reduce risks associated to occupations and life style. The Therapist will follow a protocol which includes an interview and a series of assessments which will help to determine which tissues are most likely involved and hence what techniques should be applied. Typically, more than one session is required as part of a treatment. Example of conditions for which Therapeutic Massage can prove beneficial are insomnia, back, leg, and neck pain, headaches, muscle tension and spasm, strains and sprains, fractures, dislocations, edema, carpal tunnel, thoracic outlet syndrome, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, kyphosis, scoliosis multiple sclerosis, tendinitis, whiplash.