What is Massage?
Is a general term for pressing, rubbing, and manipulating the skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage offers a drug free, non-invasive and humanistic approach to wellness based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Massage is utilized as a great compliment to the chiropractic treatment plan. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.
Different Massage Options:
Graston Technique. An Evidence based form of instrument assisted soft tissue therapy that enables Dr. Dave to detect and effectively break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions.
- Increases The rate and amount of blood flow to the area
- Initiates healing process
- Increases muscle length
- Decreases Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS)
- Provides increase in range of motion of joints
- Allows muscle to recover and grow faster
Myofascial Active Release. This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage. This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger point massage. This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
What Are The Benefits?
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Other studies have found that massage may also be helpful for:
- Reduces cramping
- Reducing scar tissue
- Increased joint flexibility
- Stimulates the lymphatic system
- Relaxation of injured and overused muscles
- Reduce post -operative adhesions and edema