Massage Therapy

At Tacoma Chiropractic Center, we have been sharing the benefits of massage therapy with Tacoma residents for many years. Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft body tissues using hands-on techniques to improve blood circulation, reduce muscular tension, and enhance tissue healing. 
When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will assess your condition to identify the root cause of your pain and immobility. Massage therapy techniques employed by our chiropractor will depend on the cause, location, and severity of your pain. Following is more information on the massage techniques most often used by our chiropractor. 

Deep Tissue Massage

This method involves applying firm pressure on the facial muscles accompanied by slow strokes to relax strained muscles. This technique is suitable for relieving tension headaches. It is also useful for injury rehabilitation. By reducing inflammation and improving circulation in the injured areas of our body, we can reduce your pain, restore your mobility, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. 

Trigger Point Massage

The technique relaxes strained muscles by applying direct pressure on trigger points, which are tense bunches of muscle tissue that develop over time. Our chiropractor uses this method on patients with migraines because pain often occurs in one region of the head. Trigger point massage can also relieve long-term immobility. When trigger points are released, your body can function as intended. This makes it a great option for those who are immobile for much of the day due to work.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

The most notable benefits of massage therapy include:

• Enhanced blood flow: Massage therapy improves circulation to the damaged tissues in your body, relieving pain and promoting healing. 

• Reduced muscle tension: A massage loosens tight muscles, which improves muscle balance and neck alignment. The massage also relaxes the muscles attached to the base of the skull, relieving tension headaches. 

• Reduced pain from trigger points: Trigger points are tender regions of the body that cause pain to other parts of the body. Massage techniques like trigger point therapy will reduce pain in trigger points.

• Reduced stress: Studies have also shown reduced stress levels after the massage. This is because the stress-causing hormone (cortisol) declines, and the happy hormone production (endorphins) increases. This hormone effect also improves one’s quality of sleep and promotes a general sense of well-being.

Contact Our Chiropractor for Massage Therapy in Tacoma 

If you believe you would benefit from massage therapy, contact Tacoma Chiropractic Center today. Our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine the techniques that will benefit you the most. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (253) 759-1500.

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  • "As a busy family practice physician, I have had the opportunity and privilege to work with DR’s. Robert and Cessalie Stalder for the past 10 years and we have built a very collegial relationship based on the fundamental principal of providing quality care for our patients. Their practice is directed at patient improvement, ultimate care and complete satisfaction."
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