Therapeutic Massage Therapy in Southlake
At Meyer Chiropractic we offer 30-60 minute therapeutic massage for our patients. We strive to get you out of pain as fast as possible by combining massage with chiropractic adjustments and custom exercises.
After your initial examination with Dr. Meyer a proposed treatment plan will designed specifically for you. Your plan may include cupping therapy, lymphatic drainage, deep tissue, trigger point or sports massage.
Our massage therapist do a great job of communicating with you so that you can get the appropriate level of pressure needed to help but also suits your tolerance.
Top Questions We Receive on Massage Therapy & Cupping
Our therapist will use light oil or lotion on the skin and begin the massage. A full body massage usually entails working from one end of the body to the other. Make sure you give feedback so your therapist knows if they should use more or less pressure. Being comfortable with the technique, oil, music, etc. allows you to have the best experience possible. During your massage a sheet will be used to isolate areas that are being worked on while the rest of your body is kept discreetly covered and warm.
Massage therapy should be comfortable and not hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over “knots” and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let James know.
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a massage treatment. Occasionally people experience mild temporary soreness for a day or so prior, similar to the day after a workout, which is due to the muscles relaxing after being tight for a prolonged time. Drinking extra water the day before, the day of, and the day after your massage will prepare your bodies’ tissue to release toxins and recover quickly.
What Does Massage Help With?
- Back pain
- Improvement in physical performance and recovery
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Stress relief and stress- related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains, and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
Cupping is very effective at increasing blood flow to an area and drawing out inflammation. This allows for the healing of both recent and long term injuries, post work out recovery, chronic pain, swelling and inflammation.
The cup is positioned over the area of the body that is being treated and suction is created using a pump to pull the air out of the cup. The suction level can vary from light to heavy and the therapist can move the cups around to further stimulate the area.
No! It feels great. People often say they feel a deep warmth or tingling feeling, which may last after the session is over. Cupping acts as a sedating process on the body, so it is common to feel very relaxed or a little sleepy after a session.
YES it is!!! Many elite athletes use cupping along with Chiropractic treatment to enhance their performance. It is vital for them for post workout recovery and helps them compete day after day. It is also extremely common for weight lifters, baseball players, distance runners and tennis players to name a few.
The marks, called a “cup kiss”, is from a release of intense stagnation which means a release of body fluids, toxins and de-oxygenated blood. It is NOT a bruise and will typically dissipate after a few days. Darker marks mean more stagnation in the area and take longer to go away.
Absolutely. The more you can do to decrease inflammation, increase blood flow and speed up the healing process the better. Cupping, massage and chiropractic work exceptionally well together and can speed the healing process much faster than just doing any one of those things.