Massaging the armIn Treatment massage we use specialized soft tissue manipulation techniques that can help relieve pain.

 This type of massage works well for:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Rehabilitation from Injury and Surgery
Massaging the back

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Treatment massage works well on most acute and chronic soft tissue pain. Problems such as tension headaches, shoulder and rotator cuff injuries, low back pain, hip pain and sciatica, knee and shin splints, and many other soft tissue problems, can be successfully treated with massage. For example, patients with frequent tension headaches often report that the tension and pain starts near the base of the skull, then travels up, over and around their head. In treatment massage, a wide variety of soft tissue techniques are used to release the tight muscles in the shoulder, neck and head. Many patients happily report that their headaches disappear in just one session.

Treatment massage can also help speed recovery from injury and surgery. This type of massage combined with other forms of health care can be extremely helpful. For example, chiropractic patients with back problems often find that including massage along with their chiropractic treatments speeds up their healing process. Massage relaxes tight muscles so that the chiropractic adjustments will hold longer. Similarly, massage combines well with physical therapy in facilitating rehabilitation from injury and surgery.