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Massage Therapy

Whether you are looking for a therapeutic treatment from stress and injury or just want to relax and unwind, Lifetime Health & Wellness offers a wide range of massage services. Our therapists combine many different techniques to offer our patients the highest quality bodywork.

Deep massage2.jpgTissue: Following the appropriate warm-up, this type of massage focuses on the deeper tissue layers of the body to resolve both chronic and acute pain problems deep within one's structure. This type of massage may include other techniques ranging from trigger point therapy or neuromuscular therapy to subtle techniques with myofascial release or strain/counter strain.

Swedish Massage: This is the classical massage method used to facilitate and induce the relaxation response, improve circulation, decrease muscle tension, and improve range of motion. A traditional Swedish massage includes the following list of strokes: effleurage, petrissage, friction, cross fiber friction, vibration, percussion, pressure movements such as DMPS (deep muscle press stretch) or stripping and joint movements.

massage man_1.jpgSports Massage:The goal for this type of massage is to facilitate optimum performance and to prevent injury for an athlete's body during training and/or athletic events. It is a practical, specific application of Swedish massage, compressions, deep tissue work, cross-fiber friction, and range of motion movement. Sports Massage yields immediate, significant, and verifiable positive results in sports performance, delayed-onset muscle soreness, and injury rehabilitation.

Prenatal: Designed specifically for the expecting mother, this treatment provides both relaxation, as well as relief from stress and tension. Massage therapy during pregnancy can enhance the function of muscles and joints, improve circulation, and provide relief from mental and physical fatigue. Our therapists utilize the appropriate strokes and positioning in order to provide the best experience possible.

CranioSacral Therapy: A very gentle form of bodywork that uses a touch that is much lighter than a traditional massage. CranioSacral is a soft touch, restorative therapy that has developed from the discovery and interaction with the cranial rhythm. This therapy is very effective with health problems, such as chronic pain, lowered vitality, and recurring infections. CranioSacral therapists believe that your body possesses an inherent intelligence that has the ability to heal itself and our role is to provide the body open space to be able to do so. This powerful body re-organization can cause physical vitality and well being, mental and emotional clarity, and a general feeling of your world suddenly becoming bigger.

RefleFootMassage_full.jpgxology: A holistic approach of bodywork through the use of reflexes, primarily in the hands and feet. The hands and feet are regarded much like maps of the body with points on the feet and hands corresponding to organs and tissues in the body. Although this form of bodywork is primarily used when referring to Foot Reflexology, these same reflexes exist throughout the whole body from the feet to the very top of the head.

Questions & Answers:

Q Is massage therapy different at a chiropractic office than a spa or massage clinic?

A It depends on the situation, but usually, yes. Since most people come to a chiropractic office for an injury or body work, then most of the massage therapy is focused towards addressing those issues. Usually, this includes lighter strokes such as lymphatic drainage for acute injuries and deeper work for more chronic conditions. Our goal here is to assist in any recovery then re-educate the muscles to return to a normal state.

However, if anyone wants a more relaxing or more aggressive sport massage, we are more than qualified and happy to do so.

Q Does deep tissue massage hurt?

A We like to keep deep work to a level that is still comfortable to all our clients. The "no pain no gain" idea doesn't always work with massage. Some people really enjoy deep tissue work while others cannot tolerate it. It is very important to communicate with your massage therapists to determine what your appropriate level is.

Q Does my insurance cover muscle work?

A Depending on which type of insurance your have and what your specific plan entails, insurance policies will sometimes cover 15 to 30 minutes of myofascial therapy. Check with our front desk or billing department to see if your policy covers massage.

We Offer The Following Techniques

Craniosacral Therapy

Deep Tissue

Lymph Drainage

Myofascial release

Pin and Stretch

Positional Release

Prenatal/Postpartum massage

Reflexology

Shiatsu

Sports Massage

Swedish

Trigger Point