Massage Therapy

Did you know? Marathon Chiropractic also offers deep tissue massage therapy for our patients.

What is Massage Therapy?

  

Our Massage Therapy services are perfect compliment to your Chiropractic Adjustments. Massage Therapy is soft tissue manipulation with the intent of relieving pain, correcting structural dysfunction and promoting healthy muscle tissue through increased blood flow. Our therapist is trained in Myofascial Release, Trigger Point therapy and various other modalities of assessment and treatment. Many of the aches and pains we feel in the body are a result of the stress that we put on our muscles in day to day life. These aches and pains can manifest in many areas depending on factors such as posture, repetitious activities and even acute injury.  In Myofascial Release the aim of a Massage Therapist is to identify affected areas and work to correct muscular imbalances through work directly on the muscles or through assisted stretching of muscle fibers and the fascia that encase them. Trigger Point Therapy addresses what are commonly referred to as “muscle knots”. These knots are areas of muscle where the fascia has began to adhere together and effect the function of the muscle and can often cause referred pain. Typically these knots or Trigger Points are treated by direct pressure to break up fascial adhesions and to increase circulation to the area.  

In addition to pain relief and improved circulation Massage Therapy can also. 

  • Reduce stress
  • Eliminate toxins 
  • Improve flexibility
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Improve immunity 
  • And reduce post injury or post surgery swelling and scar tissue. 

 

Ryan Phipps is a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. Appointments can be made with him Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays!