Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complementary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient's unique pain condition or injury. A massage therapist will be prescribed. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient's range of motion, while also aiding in a patient's recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Understand that it’s the work of muscles to move your bones at the joints. When you combine massage with chiropractic adjustment this helps the adjustment hold longer. Dr. Laughter uses several techniques here based on the patient's need and comfort level.
Effleurage is soothing, stroking movement used at the beginning and the end of the facial and/or body massage. It is also used as a linking move between the different strokes and movements. Effleurage is basically a form of massage involving a circular stroking movement made with the palm of the hand.
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the application of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. It may also be called myofascial (myo meaning muscle, fascial meaning connective tissue) trigger point therapy.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but 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, bones and joints).
About Our On-Site Seated Massage:
On-site seated massage is a short massage which comes to your workplace. A portable massage chair, designed for comfort and support, is often used. It is supplied by the massage practitioner and can be set up and dismantled quickly in almost any location. The massage…
Is given exclusively by Dr. Laughter, a professional massage practitioner.
Lasts from 15 minutes to 30 minutes, uses no oil and takes place with the employee fully clothed.
Usually covers the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands and can be adapted to special needs.
Leaves employees feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready to return to work.
You're in Good Company!
Thousands of organizations, large and small, private and government, have implemented on-site seated massage programs to help their employees lead healthier and more productive work lives.
Stress Costs You Money
Stress on or off the job costs U.S. workplaces an estimated $200 billion a year in reduced productivity, accidents, compensation claims, absenteeism, employee turnover, health insurance and medical expenses. This is more than the after-tax profits of the Fortune 500 companies, and 10 times the cost of all strikes combined.
On-site Seated Massage Can Help!
For over two decades, on-site seated massage has been effectively relieving stress in the workplace for everyone from CEOs to hourly workers. It works because massage:
It reduces muscle tension and the pain it causes
Calms the nervous system and increases circulation, which boosts energy and alertness.
Helps employees identify and release tension on their own fefore it becomes a problem.
Provides a complete change of pace so the body and mind can relax and rejuvenate.
This can be cost effective too!
Seated massage is quite affordable. Because it is shorter than a regular table massage, it costs proportionately less: $25 to $40, depending on the time per person. Setting up and utilizing the program is quite easy:
Assign a Contact Person.
We get the signup sheet to you with prices and time slots on the sheets to make it easy.
Provide Space. A conference room, break room or a quiet corner is fine. After the day's sessions, the space can return to normal use.
Encourage Employees to use it. Make sure they know that you support the program. Use it yourself.
Employer or Employee pays. Whether the employer pays or the employee pays, the employer is a hero for allowing this program in their facility.
Uses only break time amounts of time. The sessions are either 15min or 30min per session and have been shown to be most effective when used about every two weeks. (Twice per month).