Massage therapy is offered through Governor’s Park Chiropractic. While the skeleton offers us the framework that allows us to stand up and to protect our organs, our muscles, ligaments and tendons hold the skeleton together and allow us to move in amazing ways. Because they are highly adaptive structures, our muscles, ligaments and tendons are very forgiving of a lot of the abuse we send their way. Over time, however, they eventually get used to bad posture and tighten up to hold that bad position. Overworking our muscles leads to trigger points, those painful spots that send us to the ceiling with the lightest touch. The tissues in our body also form adhesions, or unnatural attachments, throughout the body, which limit tissue movement and may prevent proper circulation and tissue drainage. Massage is one way we can reverse these negative effects.
Our massage therapy encompasses several manual techniques that help relax and stretch our muscles while removing trigger points and adhesions. Some techniques, like Swedish massage, are more superficial and focus on warming up the muscles for deeper techniques or on promoting overall relaxation. Other techniques, like deep tissue and sports massage, work much deeper into the muscle to help break up trigger points. Massage therapists can also integrate active stretching during your treatment session to further help relax and stretch your muscles. Our therapists will work closely with Dr. Ferdowsian to determine the best treatment plan for your current needs.
Many patients ask if they can schedule massage on the same day as their appointment. For most patients, yes, you can have both treatments on the same day. Many also ask which we recommend having done first. Clinically, it doesn’t matter which treatment you receive first. Most patients prefer to get adjusted first and then have their massage. Some patients, especially those who have a hard time relaxing for their adjustment, actually prefer to have their massage first.
While massage can generally be done on the same day as your chiropractic treatment, most insurance companies will not pay for both on the same day. We will help you schedule your appointments to best suit your schedule and your budget. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have regarding your treatment plan or your payment options. If you are paying out of pocket, consider purchasing a massage package to reduce your out of pocket cost even further.