East Quance Chiropractic Clinic

Types of Massage and the Benefits

Techniques The Are A Safe, Effective Form of Healthcare

Many people benefit from Massage Therapy. Whether you are in search of help in injury recovery and rehabilitation, looking for a healthful way to deal with day-to-day stress or simply interested in maintaining good health, Therapeutic Massage is a safe and effective form of health care.

Massage Therapy has been shown to provide relief from the following disorders:

  • Back Pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limited Joint Mobility
  • Chronic Muscle Fatigue

Therapeutic Massage may also be considered an important treatment choice for the following conditions:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Tension
  • Mental Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Circulatory Problems
  • Asthma

In addition, Massage is frequently recommended to improve the rate of recovery from injury.

  • Minor Sports Injuries
  • Recurring Stress or Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Whiplash and Whiplash Associated Disorders

Additional Treatment Offerings
Our Massage Therapists work hard to continue their training/education by taking additional courses in order to offer our patients the best possible options for treatment. If you are interested in any of these techniques, our front desk staff would be happy to find a therapist that offers them. These techniques are included as part of the massage, just let your therapist know if you want to try them.
Our Massage Therapists customize the treatments based on the individual needs of each patient.

Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is performed at our clinic with the use of both a pregnancy massage table (a massage table specifically designed to accommodate a growing belly so mom can lay on her front) and by side lying with use of pillows. Pregnancy massage can be performed at any stage of pregnancy, but it`s important to let your therapist know how far along you are so they can make considerations and take special precautions during the treatment (ex. Avoid your abdominal area, avoiding deep tissue work on your legs, etc.). There are numerous benefits to receiving massage during pregnancy.
The benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Relief of muscle aches and joint pain
  • Alleviate stress and anxiety
  • Increase circulation
  • Help with headaches
  • Relieve back pain associated with sciatic nerve pain
  • Reduce instances of edema (swelling) that is not associated with preeclampsia
  • Assist in getting a better sleep
Pregnancy can take a physical toll on the body and our therapists want to make your treatment both beneficial and enjoyable. If at any point during your treatment you feel pain/discomfort, it’s very important to let your therapist know immediately.

Cupping
Modern cupping uses plastic cups and a pump to suction the specific areas of the body. The suction causes skin and superficial muscle to be drawn into and held in the cup. Cups can be placed on acupuncture points and/or can be moved across the skin to break down scar tissue while helping mobilize tissue and fascial restrictions using a decompressive technique. Bruising is a common side affect of cupping and in completely normal due to the suction.

 

Graston Technique
Graston Technique enables the therapist to address scar tissue, fascial restrictions and range of motion limitations. The non-invasive technique uses specially designed stainless steel instruments to identify and treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation by helping to break down scar tissue in order to increase pliability of the ligaments and tendons. This will help to increase range of motion and assist in injury recovery recovery. Graston Technique can be used to treat a variety of conditions that include, but are not limited to:

  • Achilles Tendinosis/Tendinitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Golfer's and Tennis Elbow
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis/Tendinitis 
  • Shin Splints
  • Trigger Finger
  • Scar Tissue
  • Certain Women's Health Issues
RAPID
RAPID NeuroFascial Reset, is a soft tissue, movement based therappeutic technique that addresses the central nervous system's role in alleviating pain, tension and restrictions within muscle, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. RAPID works by treating the body at the neurological level to stimulate a reprogramming of the tissue - tight muscles relax, range of motion is restored, and the pain is eliminated. This helps active individuals quickly get back to life and living. RAPID can be used to treat various conditions that include, but are not limited to:

 
  • Migraines/Headaches
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash
  • Golfer's and Tennis Elbow
  • Vertigo
  • Tinnitis
  • Tendinitis
  • Arthritic Joints
  • Bursits
  • Bunions
  • Sacroiliac Dysfunction
  • Baker's Cysts
  • Plantas Fasciitis
  • Quad, Hamstring and Groin Pulls

Kinesiology Taping
Kinesiology taping is holistic, non-pharmaceutical, rehabilitative technique that supports the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting range of motion. Kinesiology taping is safe for people of all ages.
It has a variety of treatment possibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Low Back
  • Neck Pain
  • Muscle Tension
  • Joint Instabilities
  • Disc Problems
  • Migraines
  • Tinnitus
  • Menstrual Pain
Kinesiology taping helps to reduce inflammation and pain, improve circulation, facilitate muscle function, optimize performance (athletic), and promotes structural support and tissue healing.
 
Active Release Technique
Active Release technique is a soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that is used to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. If focuses on treating conditions of overused muscles such as, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, knee problems, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, etc. Active Release works to resolve conditions like these quickly and permanently. overuse conditions occur as a result of pulls, tears, collisons, micro-trauma (build up of small tears), and a lack of oxygen to the muscles. These factors cause the body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area(s) that will bind up and tie down the tissues that should be moving freely. Muscles will become shorter and weaker causing a reduces range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve becomes trapped, you can also experience tingling, numbness, and weakness. Each Active Release Technique treatment involve a combination of examination and treatment. The therapist will use their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Any abnormal tissues found are treated by combining precisely directed tensions with very specific patient movements.
 
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage works to increase blood flow, reduce inflammation and promote faster healing of musculoskeletal issues such as chronic pain, strains and sports injuries. Scar tissue that often results from injuries can be broken down by applying consistent pressure and using slow, deep strokes over the inner layer of muscle and connective tissue. This type of massage focuses on treating muscle and tendon injuries, pain and improving stiffness in major muscle groups. Deep tissue massage is aimed at treating those who have injury, chronic pain and/or participate in highly physical activities. It can also help those with fibromyalgia, plantar fasciitis, sciatia, and high blood pressure.

 
Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic massage is used to improve the mobilization of soft tissue to restore systemic and bio-mechanical/functional use. Treatment can be soothing or stimulating based on the speed, depth, and technique used by the therapist. Therapeutic massage has a number of benefits with varying reasons to choose that include, but are not limited to:
  • Health maintenance/promotion  to promote general tissue health and health awareness
  • Stress management to relieve muscular tension and promote relaxation
  • Post-operative care that helps to reduce the recovery period by speeding up the elimination of anesthetic, and reduce pain and stiffness
  • Pre/post sporting events to help improve performance, improve recovery and reduce the chance of injury
  • Treating chronic pain by reducing muscular tightness and breaking up the cycle of pain and spasms.