Comprehensive Health & Chiropractic - Massage Special
What can a massage really do?

Contrary to the “no pain, no gain” dictum, massage not only feels good, it’s great for you. Tangible results, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) include:

  • Deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • Nourishes healthier skin
  • Improves posture
  • Strengthens immune system and reduces risk of disease
  • Stretches connective tissues
  • Reduces chronic pain
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins
  • Improves muscle tone and skin tone
  • Increases tissue metabolism
  • Decreases muscular deterioration
  • Reduces swelling
  • Reduces scarring
  • Shortens healing time from muscle-related injuries
  • Relief of muscle tension, muscle spasm and stiffness
  • Greater joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Improves circulation of both blood and lymph fluids
  • Relieves tension-related headaches and eyestrain
  • Induces a relaxed state of alertness
  • Reduces stress
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Improves ability to self-monitor stress signals
  • Increase capacity for clear thinking
  • Satisfies the need for nurturing touch
  • Frees capacity for emotional expression
  • Enhances self-image
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Promotes greater creative expression
  • Increases awareness of the mind-body connection, creating a sense of being unified and in harmony

CHCC - Massage Therapy

CHCC - Massage Therapy

There are as many types of massages as there are cultures, with many sub-types within those. A few of the more popular
CHCC - Massage Therapy
forms available in America:

Swedish Massage employs long strokes, kneading and friction on the more superficial layers of muscles with active and passive joint movement. Used primarily for a full body session, promotes general relaxation and improves circulation and mobility.

Deep Tissue Massage is a wide variety of deep compressions and strokes to specific muscles used to release a cute pain or chronic tension.

Sports Massage focuses on the muscles relevant to a particular athletic activity, is shorter in time length and more vigorous than most techniques. Applied pre-event, post-event and to specific problem areas.