Massage Therapy at Advanced Spinal Clinic

You’re Getting More With a Threapeutic Massage!

Massage is among the oldest approaches to healing in the world. It goes back more than 4,000 years. In fact, the “father of medicine” Hippocrates wrote that every physician has to be acquainted with a lot of things, including “rubbing”.

Well, massage therapy is much more than rubbing and being put to sleep.  Over the centuries massage therapy has blossomed into more than just a feel good way for the body to heal on a therapeutic level.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

  • Relaxes tight muscles and the whole body
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Improves overall blood and lymph circulation
  • Increases range of motion and flexibility
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Reduces both physical and mental stress
  • Enhances skin tone
  • Relieves aching and tired muscles
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves concentration
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Promotes more restful and deeper sleep

Some Conditions Massage Therapy Can Help

Types of massage offered at Advanced Spinal Clinic

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Traditional Thai Bodywork Massage

What can I expect when I go to receive a massage?

Many people miss out on the many benefits of massage because they don’t know what to expect. First thing to understand is that proper draping and ethics are followed at all times. You  will be left by the therapist to unclothe and get on the massage table in private.

You will lay on a clean sheet and covered with another. The massage therapist will knock and ask if you are ready before entering. During the massage, the only area that is ever exposed is the part that is being worked on and sensitive areas of the body are covered at all times.

The massage therapist will always ask you how things are going and will never do anything that is inappropriate or you don’t feel comfortable with.

In 2011, massage popularity continued to increase. However there was a greater percentage of individuals receiving treatments for specific health and medical reasons.

Some interesting statistics gathered from surveys include:

  • Ninety percent of those receiving massage agree that it is effective in reducing pain.
  • Off all people that had a minimum of at least 1 massage in the last 5 years, forty percent surveyed that they went for specific health conditions, injury rehabilitation, pain management, migraine control or for their wellness overall.
  • 44% of Americans that had massage between 2010 and 2011, had it for medical reasons as compared to 35% from 2009.
  • 53% of massage users report having a session specifically to manage and/or relieve stress.

Massage continues to become more popular because it works. It is also a fantastic way to combine with chiropractic, acupuncture and physiotherapy to give you optimal results and relief. If you are thinking about a massage, make sure that you give us a call or even come on in to our office so you can schedule an appointment. Our friendly staff has your best interest in mind and we want you to have the best results and experience possible.