Massage Therapy

Sharpsburg Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy is great for your health!

Though many people don’t realize it, massage and chiropractic go hand in hand as healing services.  While both are great on their own, they work even better in together.

For the greatest benefit, chiropractic adjustments can be done either shortly before or after a relaxing massage. In addition to relieving tension and soothing sore muscles, massage can prepare your body for a chiropractic adjustment and healing. Studies have shown that the combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy allow for quicker recovery, easier and longer lasting adjustments, increased range of motion, improved circulation, improved posture, and better pain management.

At Crossroads Chiropractic in Sharpsburg, Dr. Matthew Davis and the massage therapist work together with your challenges and symptoms allowing maximal health and recovery.

Chiropractic focuses on the structural and neurologic issues while massage targets the muscle and soft tissue issues.

Massage techniques are designed to relax the entire body.  This is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes so to return blood to the heart.

Some studies have found massage may be helpful for:

•    Anxiety
•    Digestive disorders
•    Fibromyalgia
•    Headaches
•    Insomnia related to stress
•    Myofascial pain syndrome
•    Soft tissue strains or injuries
•    Sports injuries
•    Temporomandibular joint pain

Types of Massage:

Swedish massage can be very beneficial for increasing the level of oxygen in the blood, decreasing muscle toxins, improving circulation and flexibility while easing tension.

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage. The deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension.  The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bone and joints).   Studies have found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45-60 minute deep tissue massage.  Additionally, massage modalities, like deep tissue, reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

Sports massage is designed to enhance athletic performance and recovery.  Sports massage can reduce recovery time, enabling an athlete to resume training at peak efficiency much sooner than rest alone would allow.  In the case of an injury, skillful massage therapy can often speed and improve the quality of healing.

Trigger point massage therapy is a noninvasive form of massage that is used to relieve and control myofasical pain and dysfunction.  This type of therapy consists of ‘trigger point’ compression, myomassage, passive stretching and sometimes, a system of corrective exercises which increase the patient’s range of motion and strength; also reducing or alleviating pain.

Prenatally massage is a combination of specific techniques that can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.  Skilled and appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety.  In the postpartum period, massage techniques re-balance structure and physiology, relieving tension, depression and anxiety.

For the greatest benefit, chiropractic adjustments can be done either shortly before or after a relaxing massage. In addition to relieving tension and soothing sore muscles, massage can prepare your body for a chiropractic adjustment and healing. Studies have shown that the combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy allow for quicker recovery, easier and longer lasting adjustments, increased range of motion, improved circulation, improved posture, and better pain management.
Crossroads Chiropractic, in Sharpsburg with Dr. Matthew Davis are pleased to offer massage therapy within the practice.

Meet Our Therapist:

Our board certified massage therapist Tameca Johnson, LMT  is a Certified Medical Massage practitioner.
Tameca Johnson has 23 years of experience.  She is trained in a variety of massage therapies such as, Swedish, Swe-Thai, prenatal,  deep tissue, sports, aromatherapy, trigger point, acupressure and neuromuscular.

 

Tameca Johnson provided massage therapy for our family for the last 4 years.  Our body’s flexibility improved and our muscle tension decreased. The addition of Tameca to the Crossroads Chiropractic Team will round out their professional approach toward helping patients reach their health goals. Her massage techniques and skills are extremely effective when used to treat injured areas of the body.

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Massage Therapy

Dr. Matthew Davis | Chiropractor Sharpsburg GA | (770) 252-1848

Serving the Sharpsburg, Newnan, Peachtree City and Senoia communities.