We specialize in therapeutic, deep tissue and sports massage to help alleviate pain and stiffness from injuries, tension, repetitive stress, and chronic issues. We can also provide a relaxing massage to ease stress and tension from daily life. Below are a brief description of the massage services:
Focuses on improving blood flow to the skin and muscles while removing tension, known as a more relaxing massage. It is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, deep circular movements, kneading, vibrations and tapping to relax your body and help you feel revitalized.
A combination of massage techniques to help relieve pain and tension, excellent for focusing on a specific problem area.
Uses slow friction and deep pressure on areas suffering from chronic muscle tension or areas that ache or feel contracted. This type of massage is useful for areas of hypertension, such as a stiff neck, low back pain or sore shoulders. This type of massage targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue with the aim of stimulating blood flow to the area so that they can heal.
Similar to Swedish massage but it more vigorous. Sports massages are geared toward people heavily involved in sports and fitness enthusiasts, used to treat or prevent injuries. Sports massage is used to warm up muscle tissue, increase range of motion, prevent injury, and aid healing in case of soreness or injury. It is used both before and after exercise, as well as in the treatment of sports injuries such as sprains, strains, or tendinitis.
Pregnancy massage is designed to decrease tension and swelling and increase circulation for those currently pregnant and those who have just given birth. Note: we do not provide massages during the first trimester.
Massage is one of many techniques that can help address the cause of TMJ disorders. Whether the pain comes from a jaw injury, arthritis, or simply the fatigue from repeatedly grinding or clenching your teeth, regular massage therapy can make a difference. A combination of massage techniques is used to help relieve pain, decrease tension, and reduce stress in the face and neck.
Massage has been shown to have potential benefits in almost every system in the body and is increasingly accepted by general practitioners as a highly successful alternative therapy. In addition to treating the effects of musculoskeletal problems such as back, neck and shoulder pain, massage therapy has also been used to effectively treat:
Carpal tunnel and connective tissue injuries
Circulatory problems including Edema
Headaches and migraines
Pain (acute and chronic)
Repetitive strain injuries
Sprains and strains
Stress and anxiety
While massage is a non-invasive therapy that is suitable for a wide variety of patients, there are some people for whom it may not be appropriate. These include those who have:
Bleeding disorders or who are taking blood thinners
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
Had recent surgery
Wounds that are still healing
As such, before you can be approved for chiropractic massage therapy, you will be invited to attend a comprehensive consultation appointment with your practitioner. This meeting will be an opportunity to assess your general health and wellbeing as well as your musculoskeletal problems and will enable your chiropractor to decide if you are a suitable candidate for massage therapy.
Your chiropractor will then recommend a schedule of massage appointments, adjustment appointments or a combination of the two. This is just a guideline, and your exact program of treatment will depend on how well you respond to each of the appointments.
If you would like to know more about the benefits of massage therapy, please contact our offices where our friendly, experienced team are waiting for your call.