One Hour Massage = $55 Package of 3 one hour massage = $132 ($44 each)
An increasing number of chiropractic patients are benefiting from massage therapy. Not only is massage relaxing; it has numerous therapeutic effects, including, but not limited to:
- Reducing blood pressure and heart rate;
- Increasing local blood flow;
- Increasing thoracic gas volume, peak flow and forced vital capacity;
- Increasing cytotoxic capacity (activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”);
- Strongly influencing lymph flow;
- Improving gait, range of motion and foot-to- floor force;
- Reducing muscle tension and pain after repeated treatments;
- Reducing pain, stiffness and fatigue;
- Reducing anxiety, tension, pain and depression in cancer patients;
- Reducing post traumatic headache;
- Increasing muscle tone and flexibility;
- Reducing morning sickness in pregnant women;
- Decreasing duration of labor, hospital stay and postpartum depression:
- Applications to sports medicine.
I have offered massage therapy to my patients for over 15 years. I find it to be a valid addition to the Ross-Method of chiropractic treatment. Patients unfamiliar with chiropractic are often more likely to consider massage than having their backs “adjusted.” However, constant massage therapy will not change the underlying problems in your back.
By working together, the massage therapist and I help the patient get well (and stay well). More and more insurance companies now recognize the value of massage therapy and are paying accordingly.
Massage is done on an appointment only basis for those patients that have a medical need.
Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the movement and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
Chiropractic Massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.
Massage Therapy for Regular Health Maintenance
- 85 percent of individuals surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the previous 12 months was medical (52 percent) or stress (23 percent) related, according to the 19th annual consumer survey sponsored by the American Massage Therapy Association. Medical reasons include pain relief, soreness, stiffness or spasms, injury recovery, migraines, prevention, pregnancy or pre-natal and general well-being.
- 90 percent of individuals view massage as being beneficial to overall health and wellness.
- 91 percent of consumers surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 28 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief.
- The overall mean was 4.35 massages for those receiving massage in past 12 months. Those whose primary reason for getting massage was medical got a mean of 5.8 massages.
- Overall mean was 13 massages for those receiving massage in past 5 years. Those whose primary reason for getting massage was medical got a mean of 15 massages.
Americans’ Reasons for Getting Massages Are Changing
Instead of seeking massage therapy solely for relaxation and pampering purposes, individuals clearly are turning to massage therapy to assist with medical conditions.
- As few as 25 percent of individuals believe massage therapy is only a form of pampering.
- In the previous 12 months, 17 percent of massage consumers received their last massage at a spa compared to 21 percent in 2014.
- 72 percent of consumers agree that massage therapy should be considered a form of healthcare.
- 52 percent of people have received a massage for one or more of the following reasons: soreness, stiffness or spasms, to relieve or manage stress, for prevention or to improve quality of life, injury recovery or rehabilitation, to keep fit or healthy/maintain wellness, pregnancy/prenatal, or to control headaches or migraines. This compares to 56 percent of respondents in the 2014 study.
Healthcare Providers Recommending Massage as a Viable Form of Treatment
Health care providers and doctors are more commonly viewing massage therapy as a legitimate option to address health concerns.
Of consumers who discussed massage therapy with their doctors:
- 14 percent were referred to a massage therapist by their doctor
- 54 percent of respondents indicated that they were encouraged by their doctor to receive a massage, down from 57 percent in 2014, but up from 48 percent in 2013.
- 11 percent were told by their doctor that a massage might benefit them.
Clinical research has shown that massage therapy has benefits for many serious medical conditions. It may alleviate pain and aid in the healing process.
Massage has been found to be especially effective for:
- Low back pain
- Breast cancer
- Other Kinds of Cancer
- Heart bypass surgery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Other Conditions