Massage techniques we offer at Altair Chiropractic

Swedish massage

Using long smooth strokes, kneading and circular movement on superficial layers of muscles using lotioning or oil. This treatment is gentle and relaxing.

Pregnancy Massage

AKA Prenatal massage certified therapists know the proper ways to position and support a pregnant woman's body to reduce stress, decrease swelling, relieve aches and pain and reduce emotional sensitivities.

Sports Massage

This technique is ideal for physically active people.  It focuses on preventing and treating injuries and enhancing athletic performance.  It is effective at loosening muscles and increasing flexibility.

Deep Tissue massage

This technique targets the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue.  using slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscles.  The benefits include loosening chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems or recovery from injury.

Hot Stone massage

Using heated stones to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body.  This is good for people with muscles tension who prefer gentle massage.

Reflexology

Reflexology involves applying pressure to certain points o the foot that correspond to organs and systems in the body.  This technique is very relaxing and detoxifying.

Aromatherapy massage

This technique uses essential oils along with massage to relieve stress and support the emotional body, as well as the physical body during a massage.

Reiki

Reiki involves energy work by removing the negative energy blocks and adding positive energy in order to balance and heal the body.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

This gentle manipulation of the soft tissue and bones of the head, spine and pelvis, helps with migraine headaches, sinus disorders and immune deficiencies.

Myofacial release

A gentle therapy using light stretching and massage together in order to release tension from the fibrous bands of the muscles, bones, nerves and joints.  Myofascial release promotes the healing of injured, stiff and painful muscles and improves range of motion.

Cupping and massage

This is a modified version of traditional chines medicine.  Using glass or plastic cups along the skin through suction and negative pressure cupping releasing rigid soft tissue and draining excess fluids and toxins; loosing adhesives and bringing blood flow to stagnant skin and muscles so healing can take place.

Trigger Point Therapy

A trigger point is a tight area within muscles tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body.  This type of massage targets to root of the trigger point through cycles of isolated pressure and relief.  This is a great way to naturally manage pain and stress from chronic injuries.

Neuro-muscular re-education

Neuro muscular re-education generally refers to a treatment technique or exercise performed by an individual with the purpose of improving, via the nervous system, the level of communication between the body and the brain.

 

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