Massage Therapy in Silverdale, WA
The Benefits of Massage
The physical benefits of massage have been well documented as an alternative to modern healing methods. It is an essential part of maintaining energy balance in the body, and has been shown to:
|• reduce the effects of stress
• relax muscles
• reduce the heart rate
• lower blood pressure
• increase circulation and lymph flow
• improve range of motion and flexibility
• increase endorphins, the body's natural painkillers
• help break up fatty tissue
• aid in detoxifying your body by eliminating lactic acid build-up
• aid in natural pain relief
• improve the onset and duration of sleep
Why Use Our Massage Therapists?
1. Our massage therapists are under the direct supervision of our health care providers. This will ensure that you will always receive massages of the highest quality and professionalism.
2. Your insurance may cover massage! Give us a call to see if your insurance will cover your massage.
Massage Offered At The Chiropractors Clinic:
Therapeutic massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue or fascia. This type of massage focuses on the muscles located below the surface of the top muscles. Deep tissue massage is often recommended for individuals who experience consistent pain, are involved in heavy physical activity, and patients who have had an injury.
Why should I get regular massages?
Massage is excellent for promoting relaxation, relieving muscle tension, and decreasing stress related symptoms. This full body technique uses long strokes that glide along the length of the muscles to improve overall circulation and provide a feeling of deep relaxation and well-being.
How often should I get a massage?
Frequency depends on your personal preference and degree of discomfort.
Do I have to take all my clothes off?
No, you may undress to the level that you are comfortable. Blankets are properly draped over you during the massage…and our therapists will make sure you are at ease.
Massage Therapy Research
The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions:
1. Cancer-related fatigue.
1 Currin, J. Meister, E.A. (2008) A hospital-based intervention using massage to reduce distress among oncology patients. Cancer Nurs. 31(3):214-21. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18453878?ordinalpos=3&itool=EntrezSystem2.
2 Preyde M. (2003) Effectiveness of massage therapy for subacute low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Soft Tissue Manipulation, 8, 4 – 10.
3 Perlman AI, Sabina A, Williams AL, Njike VY, Katz DL. (2006) Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis of the Knee. Arch Intern Med. 166(22):2533-8.
4 Piotrowski, M., Paterson, C., Mitchinson, A., Kim, H. M., Kirsh, M., Hinshaw, D. B. (2003) Massage as Adjuvant Therapy in the Management of Acute Postoperative Pain: A Preliminary Study in Men. Journal of the American College of Surgeons, 197(6), 1037-1046.
5 Zeitlin D, Keller SE, Shiflett SC, Schleifer SJ, Bartlett JA. (2000) Immunological Effects of Massage Therapy During Academic Stress. Psychosomatic Medicine. 62(1):83-87.
6 Field, T., Diego, Miguel, Cullen, Christy, Hartshorn, Kristin, Gruskin, Alan, Hernandez-Reif, Maria, Sunshine, William. (2004). Carpal tunnel syndrome symptoms are lessened following massage. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. 8:9-14. http://www.massagetherapyfoundation.org/pdf/Massage%20and%20carpal%20tunnel%20syndrome.pdf
7 Hernandez-Reif M, Field T, Krasnegor J, Theakston H, Hossain Z, Burman I (2000). High blood pressure and associated symptoms were reduced by massage therapy. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, 4, 31 – 38.
8 Quinn C, Chandler C, Moraska A. Massage Therapy & Frequency of Chronic Tension Headaches. (2002) American Journal of Public Health. 92(10):1657-61
9 Reader M, Young R, Connor JP. (2005) Massage therapy improves the management of alcohol withdrawal syndrome. J Altern Complement Med. 11(2):311-3. PMID: 15865498.
10 American College of Physicians. (2008) Massage Therapy May Have Immediate Positive Effect On Pain And Mood For Advanced Cancer Patients. Science Daily 16 September. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/09/080915174534.htm.
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We provide chiropractic care to the communities of Silverdale, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Port Orchard, Seabeck, Bainbridge Island, Belfair, Allyn, Tracyton, Bangor Trident Base, Erlands Point-Kitsap Lake, Navy Yard City., all of Kitsap county, Mason, Jefferson and Pierce counties.