Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage therapy is essential for maintaining mobility and functionality of the body’s muscles. Regular massage treatments help release muscle tension in order to achieve the best outcome along with your chiropractic manipulation.

In our office, our Licensed Massage Therapists seek to understand the root cause of the tension or pain, in order to best direct the therapy for each patient.  The therapists work closely with the doctor to collaborate on your specific issues. Most importantly, we have high standards of care for our patients. That is why we believe our therapists are the best in Eugene and Springfield, furthering their knowledge with extensive continued education and always refining their techniques.

Conditions we commonly treat with massage:

Neck and shoulder tension
Auto accident injuries
Restricted range of motion
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Stress and anxiety
Sports injuries
Plantar Fasciitis

Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Sciatica
Frozen Shoulder
Headaches and Migraines
Fibromyalgia
Tennis Elbow
Muscle strains and sprains

Techniques our therapists use:

Swedish

The best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of this technique is to relax the entire body.  Beyond just relaxation, Swedish massage increases the level of oxygen in the blood, decreases muscle toxins, and improves circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is similar to Swedish massage, but deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle, tendons and fascia.  Studies show that it can lower blood pressure, reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate, while boosting mood and relaxation.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is geared towards athletes of every kind, from elite professionals to weekend warriors.  Our therapists will focus on areas of the body that are overused and stressed from repetitive and often aggressive movements.  It can be used to prepare for an event, or to reduce recovery time after training.  Our athletes find sports massage promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries, and prepares their bodies and minds for optimal performance.

Cupping

Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine, where a glass or silicone cup is placed by the therapist to create suction.  This therapy is beneficial for reducing pain and inflammation, increasing blood flow, and promoting relaxation.  In addition, cupping has also been shown to loosen tough knots and release excess fluids and toxins.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial release uses gentle, sustained pressure on connective tissue restrictions to eliminate pain and restore proper movement.  It works through relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulation the stretch reflex in muscles.

Prenatal Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy is an amazing addition to your prenatal self-care.  It relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, including backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, edema (swelling) and generalized stress.  In addition, massage during pregnancy reduces stress on your joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Thai Massage

Thai is an ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga poses.  This style of massage uses no oils or lotions, the recipient remains clothed during treatment.  Rather than rubbing movement on the muscles, the body is compressed, pulled, stretched and rocked.

Thai Assisted Yoga Stretching

Similar to Thai Massage, the patient is fully clothed during this treatment.  The practitioner assists the patient into yoga poses and holds them there, creating a stretch in targeted muscles.  Hallmarks of Assisted Yoga are energy balancing, and muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia and joint stretching at its best.

Shiatsu

In shiatsu therapy, pressure with thumbs, hands, elbow, knees or feet is applied to pressure points on the body.  This form of massage also focuses on rotating and stretching limbs, joints, and pressure points, or meridians as they’re called in traditional Chinese medicine.

Scraping

An ancient Chinese practice, this technique involves stroking the skin with a stiff instrument.  Research has shown that scraping boosts the immune system, reduces inflammation, has a positive effect on pain and stiffness, migraines, allergic inflammation, fever and chills, earaches, and asthma.

Hot Stone Therapy

Hot stone therapy melts away tension, eases muscle stiffness and increases circulation.  The direct heat of the stones relaxes the muscles, allowing the therapist access to deeper muscle layers.  Combining hot stone protocols with a full body massage provides a very healing and effective experience.

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