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Quality Massage Therapy

Our Massage Therapists use a variety of techniques for a personalized experience aimed at treating your individual needs. Find out more about these techniques.

Deep Tissue

Deep tissue massage is typically for patients who have had a physical injury, consistent pain or are involved in some kind of physical activity, like athletes. This form of massage is used to help relieve tension in the muscle and connective tissue. The muscles worked on throughout this massage are located under the surface of the top muscles. It is common for patients to be sore a day or two after the deep tissue massage.

Aromatouch Technique

This is a technique that uses essential oils that help the body heal. AromaTouch can help reduce stress, enhance ones immune system, reduce pain and inflammation to the muscle(s), help with homeostasis and help cleanse the body from toxins. People who suffer from sleep disorders, auto-immune disorders, constant infections and chronic pain, like arthritis can benefit from this massage technique.

Reflexology

This technique involves applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears without oil or lotion. The idea of reflexology is that by applying pressure to the foot, will help other areas of the body that improve ones’ health.

Swedish

With this technique there are five long, flowing strokes the massage therapist uses. The strokes are effleurage (sliding/gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. This technique helps joint stiffness and can reduce pain.

Cranio-Sacral

Addresses the bones of the head, spinal column, and sacrum. This is a gentle technique that helps to reduce stress and pain by releasing compression in those areas. By using this technique, patients have had better sleep and fewer migraines. They also had relief from neck and back pain and Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ). Scalp massage is another way that pain is addressed in the head and it can be very relaxing. The scalp can hold a lot of tension especially if we are stressed. Once it is released many people feel much better.

Trigger Point Release

This technique is used when you have tightness within a muscle and feel pain elsewhere in the body, for example you might have tightness in the neck and feel pain in the head. This type of pain is called referred pain. To help release this, the massage therapist will apply pressure and work along with the patient, having them take deep breaths so the therapist can pinpoint the exact location.

Relaxation

A relaxation massage is done to ultimately make you feel relaxed. Pressure felt throughout this massage can range anywhere from light to deep depending on the preference of the patient. The focus of this massage is working the outer layers by rubbing and kneading. The use of relaxation massage is meant for you to walk away feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Sports Massage

This massage style is for any athlete of any kind. It focuses on the areas that are most stressed and overused in their sport of choice. This technique can help you perform at your highest level with reduced recovery time. Athletes have found that this helps with flexibility, reduces fatigue, improves endurance, helps prevent injuries and helps you become mentally prepared for optimal performance.

Rehabilitation Massage

It is always difficult rehabilitating an injury. Massage can really help you become more flexible and have a faster healing time. This technique helps the healing process by pumping oxygen and nutrients into the tissues and vital organs. This is a good way to help nurse an injury back to full strength by helping with pain management. It is very important to commit to massage program when rehabilitating an injury so you are able to recover quicker.

Hot Stone

With this technique the massage therapist uses water heated stones to aid muscle stiffness and increase circulation and metabolism. The stones increase blood flow by expanding the blood vessels. Hot stones help improve range of motion, decrease muscle tension and muscle spasms. This technique helps patients that have fibromyalgia, arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and other chronic conditions.
The Mickel Chiropractic 
& Massage team is highly trained and certified!
"Wow, That's Amazing!"
I'm very excited about a couple of the new techniques I've recently learned. I can't wait for you to experience the relief of chronic and acute muscle pain with Pain Neutralization Technique (PNT) and Manual Spinal Nerve Block. For the past several weeks the most common thing I keep hearing is "Wow, That's Amazing!" And it is amazing, that is a reflex caused by such light muscle pressure can get such profound results. It is simply the best muscle work I have seen. So if you are having trouble with any area from your head to your feet come give PNT and Manual Spinal Nerve Block a try.

Yours in health,

Dr. Mickel

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