AVCR Massage Therapy
Many soft tissue and Massage Therapy Techniques are often used in the course of a comprehensive care regimen. We have a number of different approaches that we can take to relieve your pain and get you back to health. Many patients at Apple Valley Chiropractic & Rehab react differently to the varying types of treatments. Depending on your individual situation, we may approach your treatment using a variety of modalities from our Massage Therapists.
Benefits of Massage: Everyone enjoys receiving massages, but do you also know its benefits? Massage not only facilitates relaxation, some of the many other benefits of Massage include:
- Stress relief
- Reduction of muscle tension and stiffness
- Relief of muscle spasms
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
- Improvement in circulation of blood and lymph
- Promotion of faster healing of soft tissue injuries (pulled muscles,sprained ligaments,and reduction in pain and swelling related to such injuries)
- Enhances immunity
- Improves condition of skin
- Reduction in the formation of scar tissue following soft tissue injuries
The best type of massage to receive is different for every body, depending on your particular needs. Your Massage Therapist will discuss which type of massage will be the most beneficial to you.
Swedish Massage: Light touch massage that uses long, gentle strokes over muscles. The main focus of this modality to fully relax your muscles and calm down from every day stress.
Trigger Point Therapy: This massage uses isolated pressure to release tight areas on specific muscle tissue that can refer pain throughout the body. A trigger point is a hyperirritable spot in a muscle, with a hypersensitive nodule that when compressed can give rise to a characteristic referred pain/sensation.
Deep Tissue Massage: This massage uses long strokes as well as deep pressure to specific areas to lengthen muscles and release tension. The main focus of this massage is to release built up stress, scar tissue, tension and chronic muscle pain.
Prenatal Massage: This massage is for pregnant women who are in their second trimester and farther. This massage not only helps ease the discomfort that comes with the changes your body goes through during the pregnancy but it also improves circulation and lowers stress hormones. This massage can be performed while lying on your side, or on a pregnancy table.
Aroma Therapy: Essential oils are Natural aromatic compounds derived from seeds, bark,stems,roots,flowers,and other parts of plants to help alleviate stress and muscle pain. Oils are absorbed through the skin and help control breathing, heart rate, stress levels, blood pressure, and the immune system. Growing scientific validation of alternative health practices are driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.
Sports Massage: A sports massage is geared toward athletes and the particular stresses they place on their bodies. Specific techniques are used to help athletes avoid injuries, cool down after exertion and enhance their overall performance. Sports Massage uses a variety of techniques such as Swedish Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Deep Tissue. Sports Massage will also incorporate stretching in order to help athletes loosen, warm and prepare their muscles so that their performance and endurance might ne enhanced. Following an athletic event, Sports Massage may be used to relieve pain, prevent stiffness, and return the muscles back to their normal state.