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Massage Therapy

Hands on back giving massageWhen used along with chiropractic care, massage therapy can help improve circulation and muscle tone.

Many patients ask about the value of massage in combination with their chiropractic care. While chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the muscle component. Both disciplines work together.

Retraining Your Spine

Long-standing spinal problems often accompany ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. Complementing your chiropractic care with massage therapy addresses these muscle and soft tissue problems. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.

What is the difference between a relaxation massage and a therapeutic massage?

Relaxation massages use Swedish and deep tissue techniques for the whole body. Therapeutic massage includes the use of those techniques but also includes trigger point therapy, neuromuscular therapy, stretching and myofascial release techniques. Therapeutic massage is more site specific focusing on the affected area.

Chiropractic First

Massage therapy feels good. If you’re tempted to choose massage over your chiropractic care, keep in mind that your nervous system—the focus of your chiropractic care—controls muscles. If you must choose one or the other, choose chiropractic. Because as helpful as massage therapy can be, ultimately the integrity of your nervous system is more important.

Treatment Room

What is Myofascial Release

Think of your fascia as a body suit that connects all your tissues together.

Myofascial Release is a hands-on, whole-body approach for the evaluation and treatment of pain and the restoration of motion. This involves muscles and the connective tissue (fascia) that holds your entire body together.

Your Body Suit

Think of fascia as a densely woven fabric, like a sweater, that connects all your organs, muscles and tissues. Even your heart, blood vessels, lungs and spinal cord. Fascia “holds you together.” Since it covers you from head to toe, think of it as a body suit that you live in.

More About Myofascial Release

When you’re healthy, the fascia is relaxed. Like our clothing, it has the ability to stretch and move without restriction. But that changes when we experience physical trauma, scarring or inflammation. Then, the fascia loses its pliability. It can become tight, restricted and a source of tension, reduced motion and even producing pain.

What You Can Expect with Myofascial Treatment

First, Dr. Ison will conduct a thorough evaluation, looking at your posture, your ability to turn, bend and move. He’ll identify specific movements that produce increased pain or discomfort. Tender areas will be identified. Then fascia and involved muscles in those areas will be gently stretched causing them to release.

Your Homework

Therapeutic massage and myofascial release therapy require homework though and that is to drink more water. By drinking more than your usual water intake, you’ll help flush out toxins that have built up and reduce soreness.

Please feel free to discuss your care with your massage therapist at any point in your treatment. We are here to help you.

Your New Normal

Progress is rarely a straight line. Expect some ups and downs as your body learns it can abandon its defensive posture. As your body heals, your brain will eventually recognize your new posture and muscle tone as normal. With time, expect better movement, more strength, flexibility, improved posture and greater vitality.

Patient on hydromassage table

Hydromassage

Enjoy our soothing hydromassage treatment for total relaxation and a much needed escape from everyday life!

Imagine how you felt the last time you were in a hot tub. The warmth of the water relaxed you and the pressure of the water jets against your body soothed your aches and pains. Now imagine feeling this way without undressing or getting wet. That’s what our hydromassage tables feel like. Just lie back, set the timer and within fifteen minutes you will achieve a state of total relaxation.

Hydromassage is private, affordable and no one touches you. It’s just you and the table in a quiet area. 15 minutes is all it takes. From the moment you lay on our hydromassage table until your session ends, you’ll understand why hydromassage is so popular! A fifteen minute session is $10 and walk ins are welcome!

Benefits of a 15 Minute Hydromassage Treatment

  • Diminishes aches and pains
  • You will move easier and with less pain
  • Increases blood circulation to help your body function better
  • Feel more relaxed and calm
  • Helps reduce stress and fatigue so your mind is clear
  • Helps relieve your pain so your body can function more normally
  • No need to undress

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Massage & Myofascial Release Lakeland | (863) 646-5707