Massage therapy can set your body on the path to healing, as well as relieve anxiety and stress and support overall wellness. The licensed massage therapists at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora have extensive training and experience performing many types of therapeutic massage. To learn more or to schedule a massage, call the office in Glendora, California, to make an appointment today.
Massage therapy is a treatment in which a licensed massage therapist uses manual techniques to manipulate your muscles, connective tissue, and skin. Therapeutic massage is designed to benefit your physical health and can also relieve stress and promote relaxation.
Massage therapy improves circulation and breaks apart adhesion in your muscle fibers to promote tension release and soft tissue health. Massage can support your body when it needs to heal from an injury. It can also relax tight muscles that are creating a structural imbalance in your spine or another part of your body.
Some of the conditions that may benefit from massage therapy include:
Massage therapy can also relieve stress, which has been shown to improve overall health and wellness.
The skilled massage therapists at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora have training and experience in a wide range of massage modalities. Some of the different types of massage therapy available include:
A relaxing massage, Swedish massage uses long, kneading strokes and shorter, percussive tapping to relax and reenergize.
Deep tissue massage uses Swedish massage techniques combined with stronger, more focused pressure to address specific areas that are tight or painful. Deep tissue can address chronic tension, injuries, and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Trigger points are points of tension and pain in muscle or connective tissue; they are often present around the site of an injury or postural imbalance. Sustained pressure combined with other massage techniques can release trigger points, leading to a profound release in the affected area.
Fascia is the connective tissue that encases your muscles beneath the deep layers of your skin. Injury and postural imbalance can lead to a tightening of your fascia, which in turn creates more imbalance. Myofascial release involves broad, sustained pressure that warms the fascia and helps it to stretch and loosen.
Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) is a more advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. PNF stretching is one of the most effective forms of stretching for improving flexibility and increasing range of motion.
Cupping is a safe, traditional treatment that helps resolve chronic muscle tightness and pain faster than a massage alone. Cupping increases circulation and encourages tissue to release toxins while loosening soft tissue layers.
Rockblades is a stainless steel tool that has numerous edges to contour around the body which allows precise work to be done. Some edges are sharp for scanning the tissue and treating superficial adhesions and some edges are dull for deeper tissue penetration.
This tool can be used with other modalities, such as cupping, for effective treatment of common musculoskeletal injuries by affecting both the soft tissue but also the neurosensory components of rehabilitation.
Massage therapy at the Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora supports chiropractic care and other treatment options. If you’re interested in massage therapy to help with pain or stress, call Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora to make an appointment today.