Seattle Massage Therapy
At Queen Anne Chiropractic Center, we believe that massage therapy is a perfect compliment to chiropractic care. The benefits of massage therapy have been proven to deliver significant health changes that can improve your life both physically and mentally.
The physical improvements that regular massage therapy can bring include, but are not limited to, decreasing stress levels, muscle tension and fatigue, providing better flexibility and range of motion, as well as helping improve blood pressure.
The mental health benefits of massage therapy are also something that should be considered when choosing to have a massage. These benefits include creating peace of mind, proprioception and inner balance, as well as a connection that is not often felt in today’s stressful environments
Meghan Vince, LMP is our director of massage services, and she is joined by an equally talented and accomplished group of massage therapists. Our Seattle massage therapist team includes: Shannon O’Leary, LMP.
Queen Anne Therapeutic Massage Services:
We have 5 licensed Massage Therapists on staff that each offer a unique background in various massage techniques that include: Injury Treatment , Swedish, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, Sports, Cupping, Pregnancy, Thai Massage, and Myofascial Release.
A little bit about our massage space… our therapy room is equipped with an adjustable Oakworks Spa Clinician table to fit the needs of various body weights and sizes. Extra fluffy heating pads with 100% cotton flannel sheets add to the warmth and comfort of the table. Our hydroculator uses hot steam packs to help encourage circulation and blood flow to the muscles, while assisting the therapist in achieving maximum therapeutic results.
Appointments are available 7 days a week from morning to late evening. We offer 1 hour, 1 1/2 hour, or 2 hour appointments. Please call today to schedule your next appointment.
Massage and Chiropractic Care
Massage therapists have a variety of techniques to address various musculo-skeletal issues. Gentle kneading and stretching can relax strained, contracted muscles and relieve irritated fascia. Ligament sprains and muscle strains, as well as adhered fascia, can be relieved directly by massage therapy, which can increase circulation, range of motion, and help tissue properly repair. This can also reduce swelling and and promote healing by removing waste products and bringing in nutrient rich blood flow. This will help increase and speed up the healing process.
Chiropractic and Massage support each other
There are many benefits to adding therapeutic massage therapy to your chiropractic program. Massage can help increase the speed of recovery, and decrease pain, and help you stay in alignment before and after a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments can often be done more easily, and with less discomfort, when soft tissue has been relaxed with massage.
Soft tissue irritation and guarding can actually spread because it causes protective muscle tightening in surrounding areas. Over time, tight, inflamed muscles and fascia (together called myofascia) suffer poor circulation and can develop glue-like myofascial adhesions, which prevent muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop, often referring pain or tingling to other areas in the body. In extreme cases, tight muscles can compress nerves or blood vessels.
Why addressing soft tissue is important
Addressing soft tissue injuries are an important complement to chiropractic care. While a chiropractor can help your nervous system correct itself, massage can also help muscles, ligaments and fascia.
Physical Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
Fosters faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
Reduces pain and swelling
Reduces formation of excessive scar tissue
Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids
Helps relieve tension, strain and whiplash related headaches
Reduces muscle spasms
Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Helps relieve muscle tension and stiffness
Promotes deeper and easier breathing
Rehabilitation after injury
Strengthens the immune system
Please contact Queen Anne Chiropractic Center with any questions. We are always available to help you find the health care you are seeking.