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Massage Therapy/Reiki

MASSAGE THERAPY

Our physicians have special training in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of all different types of pain. Pain is actually a wide spectrum of disorders including acute pain, chronic pain and cancer pain and sometimes a combination of these. This can require a wide variety of skills and techniques to treat the pain.

 

These skills and techniques include: medication management, physical therapy, chiropractic and massage therapy. Additional treatment options may include trigger point and joint injections, ultrasound, heat & ice, traction and medical marijuana.


All of these skills and services are necessary because pain can involve many aspects of a person’s daily life. Our practice will provide you with a consultation to effectively plan your course of treatment.

Massage Therapy

WHAT IS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE?

Therapeutic massage consists of light to firm touch to release tension, increase blood circulation, relax muscles, and promote a sense of calm.

 

Therapeutic massage can be used alone, or in conjunction with conventional medical treatments for illness and injury, to relieve pain and stress. Receiving regular massages is proven to balance the body, mind, and spirit.

WHAT CONDITIONS CAN THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE HELP?

STRESS & DEPRESSION

Massage promotes the body’s relaxation response and improves coping mechanisms. While reducing stress and depression, massage also improves anxiety symptoms.

 

PAIN RELIEF

Patients with arthritis, fibromyalgia, headaches, or sciatica pain experience relief through therapeutic massage. Massage is also useful to relieve injuries from overuse of muscles or repetitive strains, athletic injuries, and whiplash.

 

DIGESTIVE ISSUES

Therapeutic massage is useful as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of chronic constipation and other digestive issues.

ARE THERE DIFFERENT THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE TECHNIQUES?

SWEDISH MASSAGE

Swedish massage consists of passive joint movement techniques that promote general relaxation and release of tension.

 

DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE

Your massage therapist uses slow strokes and deep finger pressure to reach deep in the muscles and connective tissue.

 

NEUROMUSCULAR MASSAGE

Used primarily to treat chronic pain or injury, neuromuscular massage improves postural imbalance.

 

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology massage involves holding pressure points on the body to relieve tension or pain. Hands, feet, and ear pressure points are massaged.

 

REIKI

Through light touch or no touch at all, reiki practitioners improve the flow of your life force energy to improve your overall well-being and promote relaxation.

 

HOT STONE MASSAGE

A combination of Swedish and deep tissue massage, hot stone massage uses heated stones to melt away stress and tension to encourage deep relaxation.

 

LYMPH DRAINAGE THERAPY

Using light pressure, your massage therapist facilitates lymph fluid movement in the body. Lymph drainage therapy complements auto-immune disorder treatments, cancer treatments, and surgery, and helps improve overall wellness.

REIKI

Reiki combines the Japanese and Chinese word-characters of “rei” (spiritual or supernatural) and “ki” (vital energy). Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing.

 

Through light touch or no touch at all, reiki practitioners improve the flow of your life force energy to improve your overall well-being and promote relaxation.

Reiki

WHAT IS REIKI?

Reiki is a Japanese relaxation and stress reduction technique that helps improve the body’s ability to heal itself. Reiki is a Japanese word formed from two words: “rei” (“higher power”) and “ki” (“life force energy”). So, the literal translation of reiki is a spiritually guided life force energy.

WHAT ARE REIKI TREATMENTS?

Reiki is a natural, noninvasive, and safe method that’s administered by placing hands directly on your body, or just above your body, to help move your energy. It’s believed that life force energy blockages within our bodies contribute to mental and physical illnesses, and reiki helps it flow again.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF REIKI?

Reiki is thought to improve overall health and wellness by boosting your body’s ability to heal itself. Reiki can:

 

RESTORE HARMONY & BALANCE

Instead of masking or relieving symptoms as many medical treatments do, reiki works directly to help restore balance within your body. The body is designed to heal itself, and reiki promotes improved healing ability and overall wellness. Reiki helps patients experience “being in the moment,” rather than looking ahead with anxiety or dwelling on past problems.

 

RELIEVE STRESS

During a reiki treatment, you take time to simply “be.” You aren’t focused on what to accomplish next on your unending to-do list. After sessions, patients report feeling more relaxed, clear-headed, and less weighed down by the responsibilities of life.

 

BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

As our bodies fight off the common cold or the latest flu virus, or deal with constant stress, we’re in a constant fight/flight phase. The body begins to forget how to balance and as a result, the immune system struggles to keep up. Reiki reminds the body how to move into a restful state to allow self-healing.

 

COMPLEMENT CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE

While you can receive reiki treatments at any time to restore balance and improve your overall well-being, reiki can also complement conventional medicine and therapies. As the body relaxes through reiki treatments, the healing process is accelerated. Reiki is often used for burn patients or injuries where touching the wound is painful, because reiki doesn’t require physical contact to work.

 

Whatever your health concern, reiki treatments can alleviate symptoms and improve your body’s self-healing capabilities. Reiki is commonly used to:

- Relieve migraine pain

- Reduce arthritis symptoms

- Relieve chronic fatigue

- Improve sleep

- Reduce menopausal symptoms

- Reduce pain

 

When the body has pain or illness, it’s seen as having bad energy. Reiki helps clear the body of bad energy and revitalizes the good “ki” in the body to promote healing.