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Florissant Chiropractor | Florissant chiropractic care | MO | Types of Massage Therapy

McCLAIN CHIROPRACTIC HEALTH & INJURY

Kevin McClain, DC, CCSP

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

2640 N. Hwy. 67, Florissant, MO 63033

   Phone: (314) 838-6083   *   Fax: (314) 838-8994

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Types of Massage Therapy

These are a few types of massage available through various specialists - not specifically here.

 

Trigger Point Therapy - When muscle tissue is damaged, movement and use of the muscle may be uncomfortable, and it may feel tender. Damage to muscles can be caused by external or internal factors: strain, overuse, stress, poor nutrition, poor posture, lack of exercise or trauma.  The muscle fibers respond by contracting and twisting making the area feel like a lump.  Pressing on the area can trigger pain at that location or somewhere else.

Lymphatic Massage - The Lymphatic system’s job is to detoxify bodily fluids before they are circulated into the blood stream. The Lymphatic system moves the fluids through the body and then to the liver. Toxemia and swelling is a result of the Lymphatic system not working properly. Lymphatic massage reduces muscle swelling, which increases blood flow, which in turn supports proper Lymphatic system functioning.

Myofascial Release - Myofascial release involves applying gentle, sustained pressure to the Myofascial connective tissue restrictions. The massage relaxes the contracted muscles and increases venous and lymphatic drainage. Myofascial release treats somatic dysfunction and relieves the accompanying pain and limited range of motion.

Sports Massage — Sports massage works on the connective tissue and deep muscle structures. The massage is applied using hard and deep strokes, combined with finger pressure. Sports massage is specifically designed to increase flexibility and prevent injuries. It is specifically designed for the types of injuries obtained during athletic activity.

Swedish massage - Swedish massage increases blood circulation to more than 4 times its normal rate. The massage releases the stagnant toxins stored in the muscle fibers. The result is fresh oxygenated blood flow into the muscles, that boosts energy levels.

Rehabilitative Massage – Rehabilitative massage is designed to support healing of injuries and restoring full range of motion. Active Release, Myofascial Release, and Neuromuscular Therapy are examples of rehabilitative massage techniques that locate the source of spasms and tension. The therapist focuses on these muscles to restore them to their natural state.

Some of the "muscle work" is done here at the office by hand or with therapies.  We have also developed relationships with physical therapists, massage therapists and pain management specialists for our patients who may need more help.

 

 
 
 
Florissant Chiropractor | Types of Massage Therapy. Dr. Kevin McClain is a Florissant Chiropractor.