massage therapyMassage therapy involves working and acting on the body with pressure using manual tension and motion. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels and organs of the gastrointestinal system can all benefit from massage therapy. A variety of therapeutic massage styles are offered at Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, but all of which are therapeutic and designed to treat conditions and injuries. The  types of massage  therapy offered at Active Care include deep tissue, trigger point, sports, orthopedic and pregnancy/pre-natal massage. Your physician will direct and communicate the specific massage therapy goals to your massage therapist.
There are many benefits to obtain through massage therapy including improved circulation, reduction in tense muscles, improved posture, increased range of motion, and reduced anxiety.

Studies have found massage may also be helpful for many of the following conditions, illnesses, and injuries:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Nerve pain
  • Sprain/Strain
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular dysfunction (TMD)

Therapeutic massage involves working and acting on the body with pressure using manual tension, motion, or vibration. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system can all benefit from massage therapy. A variety of therapeutic massage styles are offered at Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation. Your physician can help you decide which work best for your specific needs. Below is a small sample of the types of massages offered.

Prenatal massage – The mild pressure applied to the different muscle groups during prenatal massage helps to boost blood circulation including the arms and legs.   Improved blood circulation helps to ease edema of the joints, reduces the amount of stress on the joints that reduces pain, aches, stiffness, fatigue, shortness of breath, and anxiety. The intent is to lessen  pregnancy pains.

Sports massage – This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries. Every sports massage is tailored to the clients or patients sport and more specific the position that he or she may play.  The intent is to restore range of motion.

Trigger point massage – This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse. Trigger points are the manifestation of a spasm. A muscle spasm is an involuntary contraction of a muscle. Once the contraction becomes fast enough it will fill like a bump or “knot”. There are many reason that this occurs. Most common reason is muscle fatigue secondary to another injury. An evaluation by a medical physician is necessary to isolate the injury. The intent is to relieve pain.