Massage therapy is the hands-on manipulation of both superficial and deep muscle and connective tissue with the intent to promote healing, relaxation, as well as enhance overall muscular function of the body. This is achieved through a variety of techniques utilized by the massage therapist.
Massage therapy combines movement, pressure, and depth to relax the various muscle groups and tissues in the body. Using specific manual techniques, the therapist works to achieve goals set in place by a physician or chiropractor. A broad range of techniques may be utilized depending on your personal needs, from light gliding strokes to deep pressure and friction. These movements are designed to assist in the elongation of muscle and fibrous tissue that may be contracted from poor posture, lack of use, overuse, illness, or injury. In addition, such techniques have a beneficial effect on the body as a whole, and frequent sessions with your massage therapist will ensure the best results for your treatment.
Neck and Back Pain (Disc, Joint, Nerve Injuries)
Sore Muscles -Fibromyalgia
Shoulder and Arm Pain
Hip, Knee, and Ankle Pain
Auto Accidents (Whiplash)
Repetitive Motion Injuries
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Work Related Injuries
Swedish massage therapy is usually what comes to mind when most people think of massage. The primary goal of a Swedish massage is to relax the entire body. This is accomplished by relaxing muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of the muscle fibers. Swedish massage is typically used to:
Deep tissue massage is designed to relieve severe tension in the muscle and the connective tissue, known as fascia. This is accomplished with use of deeper moving or static pressure manual techniques and cross fiber friction. Deep tissue massage is often recommended to:
Myofascial release refers to the manual massage technique for stretching the fascia and releasing bonds between fascia, integument, and muscles with the goal of eliminating pain, and increasing range of motion. Myofascial release usually involves applying shear compression or tension in various directions, or by skin rolling. Myofascial Massage is usually used to:
If you have any questions or concerns about the benefits of Massage Therapy and whether it is right for you and your family, Please consult with Jacksonville massage therapy expert Dr. Crosby and he will gladly answer all your questions and give you an honest assessment.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Crosby’s for a few years now. I initially went in due to middle back pain caused by scoliosis. I have improved with Atlantic Chiropractic’s adjustments, and with regular treatment have a quality of life with minimal discomfort. I am very satisfied with all of the services that I have received, which include massage therapy also. I definitely recommend this practice if you are looking for a solution for pain management or stiffness.
Aya is amazing! I just can’t say enough about her and her magic hands. I just completed my first TMJ therapy followed by an hour full body massage. She is changing my life for the better in the best way possible. I never knew I could feel this relaxed and actually sleep and wake up with no pain. Thank you Aya and everyone at Atlantic Chiropractic
Dr. Crosby is excellent! He has already helped me so much! He listens to the needs, explains his planned action/ treatment, is patient, and thoughtful with his approach and delivery of care. I am so glad I found his office! You feel welcomed and valued as a patient from the moment you walk in the door with a hello and smile through the time you leave with your next appointment. Absolutely wonderful practice!
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