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CLINICAL MASSAGE

Clinical massage therapy offers not only pain relief, but is a powerful adjunct to healing with chiropractic.

Massage assists our healing in many ways: it melts away tension, relieving pain and discomfort.

This relief helps us relax physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Massage improves circulation and lymphatic drainage, thus improving the flow of nutrients to the tissues and the removal of toxins from the body.

It improves flexibility and joint range of motion, reduces inflammation, and improves muscle tone.

Regular massage helps us cope with life’s challenges better because we feel mentally and physically fit.

VITAL CLINIC Chiropractic offers discounted monthly massage care plans, as well as pre/postnatal massage, infant/children mobilization massage, and lymphatic massage.

INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL MASSAGE THERAPY

If you are looking for an effective way to relax, re-align, and rejuvenate then you may want to consider massage. Clinical Massage Therapy can relax muscles, sooth your aches, and restore your body's balance. It rejuvenates and makes us better able to handle all the challenges that come with life.

Our experienced, professional therapists believe that each client deserves a great revitalizing experience, exceptional care, and a customized treatment that addresses individual needs. These therapists know most of us have hectic lifestyles, and they want to help relieve the tension associated with our daily stressors.


The Many Benefits of Massage

Massage has been long recognized to provide numerous health benefits, especially when treatment is received on a regular basis. Below is a list of ways in which massage can help improve your mental and physical state.

Massage Can Help Improve:

  • Circulation and tissue oxygenation
  • Concentration
  • Endorphin release
  • Energy levels
  • Immunity
  • Injury rehabilitation
  • Joint flexibility
  • Lymphatic flow
  • Pain management
  • Posture
  • Massage Can Help Reduce
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches / Headache pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Low-back pain
  • Medication dependency
  • Migraine pain
  • Muscular tension and stiffness
  • Stress

Massage, a Gateway to Stress Relief

While the motives to seek massage range from luxurious pampering to therapeutic relief, one of the most valuable benefits is stress relief.

This is because stress may contribute to other disease processes and accelerated aging.

As most of us realize, completely eliminating anxiety and stress is unrealistic, therefore managing stress becomes a critical component of one's well-being.

By alleviating your stress levels massage helps enhance concentration and focus, increase energy levels, reduce fatigue, and improve the quality of sleep.

Some people may even experience greater mental clarity and a sense of tranquility that can persist for days after a massage session.

All of this can lend to a more productive and fulfilling life.


Regular Massages = Increased Advantages

Massage helps you relax, re-align, and rejuvenate. Massage also has health advantages that can positively influence your physical and mental well-being. That is what makes massage so amazing: while it feels like a pampering indulgence, it is also a form of personal care that can have meaningful benefits.

Furthermore, using massage to relieve stress at consistent intervals can contribute to your ongoing health, youth preservation, and longevity. For all these reasons and more, we encourage you to establish a schedule as a necessary component of your wellness plan. Work with us to establish a treatment schedule that suites your long-term goals for a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.

Massage helps you relax, re-align, and rejuvenate. Massage also has health advantages that can positively influence your physical and mental well-being. That is what makes massage so amazing: while it feels like a pampering indulgence, it is also a form of personal care that can have meaningful benefits.

Furthermore, using massage to relieve stress at consistent intervals can contribute to your ongoing health, youth preservation, and longevity. For all these reasons and more, we encourage you to establish a schedule as a necessary component of your wellness plan. Work with us to establish a treatment schedule that suites your long-term goals for a more balanced and fulfilling lifestyle.


TRIGGER POINT THERAPY

The little-known back pain cure - discovered by John F. Kennedy's doctor.

An interesting footnote to this history is that Dr. Travell served as the White House physician under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson. Travell's trigger point work was the only therapy Kennedy could find to alleviate his severe back pain.

 

Trigger points are hyperirritable spots or zones that produce pain when stimulated by compression. The onset can be sudden or insidious. Trigger points are thought to be caused by mechanical stress, changes in temperature, or fatigue. Trigger points can appear as nodules or palpable bands of tense, hard (indurated) tissue. Though trigger points can occur in cutaneous, ligamentous, or periosteal tissue, the trigger points discussed in this manual are myofascial trigger points that occur in muscles and fascia.

Though commonly called points, trigger points are more likely to occur as zones than discrete points. Sometimes a large portion of a muscle or even the entire muscle responds as a single trigger point. Treating several points within a hypersensitive muscle is sometimes adequate to neutralize or relax the entire muscle. Though trigger points are sometimes inactive for long periods of time, trigger points are not self-limiting and complete neutralization without treatment is rare.

Trigger points normally produce deep aching pain as opposed to superficial pain. When pressure stimulates trigger points, the patient may recoil or experience autonomic responses such as vasoconstriction, perspiration, or dizziness. Activation of trigger points can also cause severe spasm, muscular weakness in surrounding muscles, involuntary tremors, and difficult breathing (dyspnea). Pain can radiate to other parts of the body and stimulate satellite trigger points. Except for trigger points of the sternum where pain referral patterns are sometimes bilateral, pain referral patterns for most trigger points are unilateral.

Trigger points can produce changes in skin temperature as evidenced by palpation or shown by thermograms. Temperatures higher than normal may indicate active inflammation or rapid metabolism. Temperatures lower than normal may indicate circulatory insufficiency or sluggish metabolism. Spasm and edema are two of the main causes for circulatory failure in soft- tissue. High rates of metabolism and low rates of circulation produce ischemic damage that corresponds with pain and weakness. When trigger points are properly treated, temperatures normalize, circulation improves, pain diminishes, and muscles become stronger.

Trigger points of recent origin are often easier to treat than trigger points of long standing duration. In cases of chronic pain, most patients are more aware of general pain than specific pain. They often express disbelief or surprise when areas of pain are discovered their own senses failed to identify. Since trigger points of recent origin are easier to locate, it normally takes less time to identify all points and apply treatment.


Locating trigger points depends on the identification of certain characteristic signs. The most common signs are

(1) Pain when pressure is correctly applied,
(2) thickening of subcutaneous tissue,
(3) a jump
(4) a twitch response,
(5) ropiness or hardness within a muscle.