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Massage Therapy

We recommend massage in combination with your chiropractic care. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the 650 muscles of the body. Both disciplines work together to help keep the body in proper alignment, balance and function.

Retraining Your Spine

Long-standing spinal problems are accompanied by ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. By augmenting your chiropractic care with massage therapy, these muscle and soft tissue problems can be addressed. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.

Types of Massage

There are many different kinds of massage. At Excel Family Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer clinical massages based on your doctor’s recommendation, including:

» Excel Signature Massage

A deep, therapeutic massage concentrating on specific areas to relieve pain, reduce stress and increase mobility

15 mins – 90 mins

» Total Relaxation Massage

A full body massage to relax and rejuvenate, beginning with a comforting hot towel and choice of therapeutic grade essential oil

60 mins

» Cupping Massage

Special cups are incorporated in this therapeutic massage to reduce inflammation and pain, increase blood flow and connective tissue mobilization

30 mins – 90 mins

» Aromatherapy Massage

Your choice of therapeutic grade essential oils is used to enhance this rejuvenating massage

30 mins – 90 mins

» Graston Massage

Unique handheld instruments are used in this therapeutic massage to help identify areas of restriction and aid in breaking up scar tissue

15 mins – 90 mins

» Reiki

A gentle, yet effective energy healing therapy for emotional and spiritual healing by restoring the body to equilibrium through the transfer of beneficial energy

15 mins – 60 mins

» Vibrational Sound Therapy

This session involves placing therapeutic pure tone singing bowls on areas of the body to combine a powerful, deep, penetrating vibration and tones to induce a relaxed state which decreases muscle tension, reduces stress, increases blood flow and enhances immune response

15 mins – 90 mins

They all involve systematically working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to optimize the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being. Massage has been shown to…

  • Helps your chiropractic adjustment go easier
  • Loosens muscles prior to your adjustment
  • Help decrease the effects of scar tissue or past injury
  • Get rid of adhesions that stop joint motion through myofascial release

Plus, it just feels good!

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Will My Massage Take Place?

Your massage will take place in a quiet, warm and comfortable room. Soft lighting may be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll lie on a soft, comfortable table. Music may be played softly in the background to aid in the relaxation process of your mind and nervous system.

What Should I Wear to the Massage Appointment?

Comfortable clothing is recommended, however therapeutic massage is typically performed with the client unclothed. You will be appropriately draped at all times. Most people undress completely, while some leave some clothing on such as underwear. You decide what level of comfort is right for you. Your privacy is respected at all times.

What Parts of My Body Will Be Massaged?

You and the therapist will discuss the desired outcome. A typical full body massage session will include work on your back, arms, legs, head, neck and shoulders. You will not be touched on or near your genitals or breasts.

Will A Lubricant Be Used?

A light oil or lotion will be used to reduce excessive friction to the skin and allow smoother, deeper strokes. The lubricants used also help to hydrate the skin. If you are allergic to certain oils or scents, just tell the therapist.

What Will The Massage Feel Like?

It depends on the techniques used. Your massage session may start with broad flowing strokes to begin the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax specific areas and release tight muscle bands. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies will require deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. It’s important that the pressure always be within your comfort level. Should you wish to receive less or more pressure at anytime, tell your therapist.

Will I Be Sore As A Result of the Massage?

Occasionally, some people may be sore/tender in places the next day, depending on the type of massage and degree of pressure they received. It’s important to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time. Drinking additional fluids following your massage may reduce these symptoms. These symptoms will usually subside by the following day.

What If I Don’t Like To Be Touched?

If you do not like to be touched, we recommend giving Vibrational Sound Therapy a try! This session involves the use of Himalayan singing bowls placed on or around the body. The vibration is soothing and stimulates your nervous system to “let go” and allow true relaxation. As your muscle tension melts away, your circulation is increased and your body is allowed a much-needed pause to make space for your body’s vital systems to get into rhythm. Benefits of sound therapy include overall stress reduction and deep relaxation, an increase in energy, creativity, and motivation, removal of toxins, and stimulation of circulation.

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