At times, a massage may be in order to help improve circulation and reduce stress. We provide 30 and 60 minute massages of various types, including sports, deep tissue, and pregnancy massages. These are only a few of the popular massage techniques that are available at Brady Chiropractic Group. Please see any staff member, or ask your massage therapist for a full list of techniques and therapy exercises.
Swedish massage uses two main strokes. Pestrasage and Effeulague. Pestrasage is a deep muscular stroke designed to work musculature and return veinous blood to the heart, and Effeulague reduces the effects of stress and gives the body a sense of “well-being.”
The Neuromuscular therapy helps remove areas with irritability caused from injury, strain or repetitive stress which causes a build-up of lactic acid in the musculature. The irritated area is first compressed, which helps squeeze the lactic acid out of that area by ischemic compression, and digital pressure (blanching effect) reduces the blood in the area then releases the pressure which causes an influx of blood to the point which further helps dissipate the trigger point.
The main purpose of sports massage is to relieve any tension that builds up in the body’s soft tissue during physical activity. The massage helps prepare the athlete for peak performance. It also drains away fatigue, relieves swelling and promotes flexibility to prevent injuries. A variety of techniques are used depending on the needs of the athlete.
Hot Rock Massage
The same techniques that are used in Therapeutic Massage are used for Hot Rock Massage. The only difference being that the massage therapist will massage the muscles with the rocks instead of the hands. The main goal of the hot rocks is that the heat from the rocks relaxes your muscles quicker and easier.
Prenatal Massage has been known to reduce pregnancy discomforts using specific techniques and enhances the well-being of both the mother and the fetus. Here at Brady Chiropractic we use maternity pillows made especially for pregnant women.