Rehabilitative Massage

Rehabilitation & Clinical Massage for healthy soft tissue

Manual therapy restores structure and function.

massage, manual therapy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, anchorage chiropractor, medical massageSoft tissue won’t heal correctly without the proper nutrients and water. And, it won’t heal in the correct position without correcting posture and structural alignment. Manual therapy combined with getting the proper nutrients for healing are the number one and two things you can do to heal and then retain health. Expertly-directed techniques can deactivate painful trigger points, restore blood flow, remove toxic build-up and restructure the fascia.

Clinical Massage:One of the oldest healing modalities and an accepted part of most physical rehabilitation programs, therapeutic massage can ease symptoms caused by arthritis, fatigue, low back pain, immunity suppression, infertility, premenstrual syndrome, depression … This list goes on to include Alzheimer’s disease, autism, cancer and diabetes.

I was not able to function without asking some one for help. I can stand for one hour on my own. The difference in energy is amazing. I can live my life to the best of my abilities. —PK

Why?

massage, manual therapy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, anchorage chiropractor, medical massageOur muscles and their surrounding fascia have to glide freely. When they don’t, this not only affects how easily you can move, it also affects:
how well your circulation works; delivery of essential nutrients/proper elimination of wastes and toxic substances; proper nerve system coordination of vital functions including your breathing rate, your ability to relax, insomnia, chronic fatigue, heart function, sexual function, digestive disorders and more.

In as little as four weeks, reduced circulation to your fascia reduces vital fluids and nutrients, toxins build up and the fibers grow scar tissue causing decreased mobility, flexibility, discomfort and disrupting nerve system communication and circulation.

What are trigger points?

All body injury is “remembered.” Lasting memory traces, contraction knots or trigger points commonly build up where you have been injured or where the tissue becomes inflamed or diseased. Then, these restrictions cause pain in other areas; this is known as referred pain and can be very painful.Trigger points can occur in muscles and their surrounding fascia as well as other soft tissues such as skin, ligaments and tendons, and also in scar tissue. Myofascial pain syndrome is a fancy way to describe the chronic pain and inflammation in the soft tissues (combining myo– for muscle, and fascia).

What in the world is “fascia?”

Fascia is the tough, fibrous and massive sheath of connective tissue that surrounds everything inside your body. Really, everything. Right from top to bottom you are covered in fascia:

  • fascia surrounds your face, neck and sternum,
  • fascia surrounds your organs, vessels and bone,
  • deep fascia surrounds your muscles.

Long lines of fascia run through your body to connect together all your different parts. If you are even a little bit tight through the fascia in your feet, then you are a little bit tight through the fascia that runs up your calves, hamstrings, right up your back, up your neck and over the top of your head. Literally, everything is connected to everything! Your fascia does(or should do) everything your muscles can do: contract and relax as you move. And, it also has sensory nerves that communicate pain and location. When it is injured, strained or inflamed, the fascia can scar and harden.Tight fascia can wreak havoc on your body, bind you up, make your muscles tight, and cause you pain and even emotional issues.

How does my fascia get so tight?

Trauma: impact, surgery, whiplash, falls, sprains, broken bones, etc.

Chronic strain: Not just for athletes, your fascia will adapt and take on any abnormal movement patterns or altered structure and become tighter, causing trigger points.

Spinal misalignment: correcting misaligned bones nearly always involves releasing the soft tissue restrictions—and must be done when the joint can stably hold a correct position.

Immobility: casting broken bones, post-surgery rest, splinting sprains and strains may help mend breaks and cuts, but these create real problems for the fascia and your muscles.

Inflammation: toxic build-up from medications, pollution and food as well as from infections can all cause your fascia to thicken and harden.

Nutrient deficiencies: your fascia is always laying down new fibers and needs quality building blocks.

Therapeutic massage just makes sense, doesn’t it?

Let us design your program to:
relieve chronic muscle and nerve pain; reduce inflammation and toxic build-up; boost immune function; decrease fascial tension beneath scar tissue; increase mobility and reduce impinged muscles, nerves and organs; improve emotions and performance; improve circulation and reduce blood pressure.

Schedule relief today 743-3040

massage, manual therapy, rehabilitation, physical therapy, anchorage chiropractor, medical massage

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