Here’s what you may already know: Massage relieves stress, improves circulation, and leaves you feeling euphoric.
Here are a number of Massage Benefits you might be less familiar with:
• Decreases blood pressure, heart rate and pulse rate
• Reduces scar formation
• Decreases pain
• Increases levels of dopamine and serotonin thereby reducing depression
• Increases flexibility
• Tonifies weak muscles
• Promotes fracture healing
• Increases mineral retention of bones
• Relieves muscles tension, restrictions, tightness, stiffness, soreness, and spasms
• Increases range of motion and improves balance and posture
• Reduces muscles fatigue
• Improves motor skills
• Reduces cortisol levels
• Increases red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets resulting in greater oxygen saturation in the blood
• Reduces lymphoma
• Reduces respiration rate
• Decreases asthma attacks
• Increases fluid release from the lungs
• Relieves constipation, colic and gas
• Stimulates digestion
• Promotes detoxification
We offer a variety of massage techniques and therapies to suit your comfort and needs, or the comfort and needs of those you love. Whether you purchase a massage for yourself or someone else, it’s a genuine gift of love. Ask about our gift certificates.
Myofascial Trigger Point/Well Wave Therapy
Myofascial Trigger Point Therapy is a hands-on treatment that involves identifying trigger points and releasing them to restore alignment and proper body mechanics.
The word “Myofascial” is comprised of “myo” meaning muscle tissue, and “fascial” refers to the connective tissue that ties all of our muscles, bones and other tissues together. When a muscle is stressed or dysfunctional – due to injury, repetitive strain, stress, lifting heavy loads, poor posture, or inactivity – it pulls the bone structure out of alignment. When the body is out of alignment, other muscles compensate in an attempt to stabilize resulting in soreness and often weakness. As a result, correcting these problems often requires working on areas far from the location where pain is experienced. These stressed muscles form tender, often painful trigger points or knots that develop in tight bands of muscle and create poor body mechanics causing pain, dysfunction, and often chronic problems such as bulging discs, sciatic pain, back pain, headache, frozen shoulders, plantar fasciitis.
When a trigger point is located, sustained pressure is applied to gradually decrease the pain and allow the muscle to relax again, and ultimately restore function, range of motion, and good biomechanics over a series of treatments. Chiropractic manipulation that does not address rebalancing and restoring good biomechanics will result in just a temporary correction. We empower our patients with self-care techniques that help them manage chronic conditions between visits and beyond our initial course of treatment. Our average patient is seen for 8 treatments, often feeling significantly better after the first session.
Well Wave Therapy or Trigger Point Shockwave Therapy is a gentle but powerful alternative to traditional hands-on Trigger Point Therapy that uses focused sound waves to efficiently treat trigger points close to the surface as well as deep in muscle tissue. At Brannick Clinic, we find that the Well Wave technology helps our patients heal 50% faster than traditional hands-on work.