Types of Massages
With the help of a massage therapist, our patients experience massage therapy benefits that include relaxation of the muscle tissue, improved mobility and decreased pain from motion.
The term Swedish Massage» refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure against deeper muscles and bones, in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart. This form of massage was created by Henry Peter Ling in Sweden. It involves the use of kneading, stroking, friction, tapping, and vibration and may provide relief from stiffness, numbness, pain, constipation, and other health problems.
The main purpose of Swedish massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Other possible benefits include stimulation of circulation, an increase in muscle tone, and a balance of the musculo-skeletal systems. Swedish massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load.
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“My review here is based on using Pacific Chiropractic numerous times for several services over the last 3 years, from chiropractic services after an accident to massages. I would recommend it to anyone who needs these and other services (salt breathing/therapy room, for example). Their staff is friendly and efficient, they have all the tools and ... ”- Ramzan M.
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“I was in a car accident and was suffering from severe back and neck pain so I scheduled an appointment with Pacific Chiropractic & Wellness Center. From my first appointment, I met a team of true professionals. Staff was welcoming and very knowledgeable. They developed a plan that worked with my schedule which included adjustments, massage therapy and ... ”- David K.
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Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Trigger Point Massage
A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may trigger pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury, and because the aches are associated with moving parts, the pain is commonly mistaken for arthritis.
Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
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