Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

massage therapy

All of Dr. Martin’s massage therapists are highly trained and have over 10 years or more experience with providing the highest quality therapeutic massage at his office. Dr. Martin works closely with his therapists to direct them to specifically manipulate the soft tissue, muscle, tendons, ligaments of the body using a combination light to firm pressure, depending on the patient’s needs. At Dr. Gary Martin Irvine Chiropractor in Irvine, CA we know the benefits of massage therapy go hand in hand with chiropractic care to improve overall healing.

Types of Massage

Massages can be categorized into two groups: A relaxation massage and a rehabilitative massage. Relaxation massages are found in resorts and day spas, while rehabilitative massages can be found in natural health care clinics like Dr. Martin's chiropractic office.

Here are the type of massages offered at Dr. Martin’s office:

Swedish/Relaxation Massage- This type of massage is soft and gentle, and uses long, deep motions and strokes that are used to relax and revitalize the musculature.

Deep Tissue Massage- This is a stronger technique of massage. It is used to reach the deeper muscle layers and helps get rid of chronic tension and adhesions that have built up in the muscles over a long period of time.

Sports/Rehabilitative Massage- It is a combination of gentle and deep massage techniques used as a preventive and post injury treatment for those who play sports.

Trigger Point (or Shiatsu) Massage – This massage focuses on certain points on the body only to help release focal tension in certain muscles that may have been injured or overused.

The Benefits

Massage therapy has been studied and proven to provide so many health benefits. Thus, massage has become more integrated as a standard treatment option in many physical healthcare settings. Aside from helping you relax, extensive studies have proven that massage therapy helps in treating:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Postural problems caused by poor workstation ergonomics
  • Tech Neck- Problems caused by chronic use of computer/tablet/phone
  • Digestive disorders
  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) pain
  • Promote muscle relaxation (lessens muscle spasm pain)
  • Improves circulation (Restores proper blood flow to injured areas)
  • Soft tissue strains and injuries
  • Chronic headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia (many times created by stress)

Can massage therapy benefit you? Dr. Gary Martin’s chiropractic office offers all these types of therapeutic massage techniques for his patients. Call Dr. Gary Martin Irvine chiropractic today to see if chiropractic massage therapy can benefit you today.


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