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Massage Therapy at Peterson Family Chiropractic

Providing Just the Care You Need

Muscle tension is caused by physical and emotional aspects in our daily lives, and massage addresses both. Whether you need to relax and wind down with a gentle, soothing massage treatment; or you need a massage with firm, deep pressure to address tight areas causing pain or discomfort; or you’ve been injured and need treatment work….my goal with each and every client is to provide just what you need at that time so you will leave each session happy, satisfied, feeling better, and glad you came to Peterson Family Chiropractic & Massage for massage therapy.

Massage has many important health benefits, several of which are listed below. In fact, massage can help you maintain physical, mental and emotional well-being, especially when it’s part of your regular wellness routine.

  • Reduces tension and anxiety;
  • Calms the nervous system;
  • Promotes a sense of relaxation and well-being;
  • Improves circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to your body’s cells;
  • Prevents and relieves muscle cramps and spasms;
  • Helps with pain management;

Recommended tips for getting the most out of your massage:

  • Arrive early, so you start out feeling relaxed (and not harried);
  • BREATHE!! This helps facilitate relaxation…in you and in your muscles!
  • Communicate with your therapist. Provide accurate health information and let us know what you want
    from the massage. Also, speak up during your massage if something’s not to your liking—pressure,
    speed of movement, room temperature, music volume, etc. Your comfort is our #1 goal.
  • Don’t get up off the table too fast following your massage. Sit up slowly so your body has a little time
    to adjust to the changes brought on by the massage.
  • Drink *extra* water after a massage. During a massage, toxins are released from your muscles into
    your bloodstream. If adequate water is not consumed to flush out these toxins, they can re-enter the
    bloodstream, possibly causing you to feel sick.
  • Remember, massage has its greatest benefits over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are
    cumulative, so the more often you receive massage, the better you will feel and the quicker your body will respond. If you are getting massage to address chronic muscular tension or recovery from a soft tissue injury, more than one session is usually needed, so be prepared to schedule several visits.

Can Massage Therapy help you? Call our office today to schedule an appointment at (360) 435-9200.