First Wellness offers Customized Massage Therapy
How does that work with Chiropractic Care?
Hi Folks! This is Friday Ashley, LMT writing to those of you who may not know yet how Massage and Chiropractic can work together for your wellness.
When you come into the Massage Room we will chat for the first minute or so about what is the best kind of Massage Therapy for you today. Together we can customize your massage based on your physical condition and personal goals.
Q: What is your physical condition today?
Are you feeling well? Stressed? Want to detox? Have you been working out? Got an old or new injury? Been in a recent accident or remember one from a while ago? Do you have an on-going issue like Arthritis, TMJ or Low Back Pain?
Q: What are your personal goals for the massage today?
Do you just want to relax? Or-Do you need help with a conditional issue?
Relaxation Massage is Therapeutic and simple. Familiar with the name, “Swedish Massage?” It is characterized by the use of long flowy strokes that feel very relaxing. It aides with circulation and decreases the “stressed” feeling. It can be performed from “Head to Toe” in a 60 minute session. Yay!
Clinical Massage is meant to help you with more specific areas. This pre-massage chat may take a few more minutes on the first appointment. It includes modalities such as “Deep Tissue”, different kinds of stretches and some relaxation time. A 60 minute appointment tends to focus on a more local area of the body and does not necessarily get to include the “Head to Toe” routine.
Massage works with Chiropractic care because Dr. Owen works with the bones to correct your alignment. The massage helps to normalize the soft tissue to help keep the alignment, the bones, in place.
Please contact us to set up your appointment and to ask questions!
One of my biggest “pet peeves” as a chiropractor is to be watching the 6 o’clock news and the cameraman to pan across a car accident where a car is totaled. The newscaster comes on and says, “and there wasn’t a scratch on them”!
Now you would think logic would prevail in this situation, but there is absolutely no way an individual can be in an auto accident where the car is totaled and they “don’t have a scratch” on them! They might not have a fracture, dislocation, or severe bleeding, BUT THAT DOESN’T MEAN THEY ARE OK!!!!
The human body was not designed to be in a car accident. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve put up an individual’s X-rays and asked when the car accident was they were in. There are tall-tell signs that show up on X-rays that are indicative of auto accidents. “Well there was that one 10 years ago, but I was only sore a couple days, AND THEN THE PAIN WENT AWAY . . .” This is the problem we run into when our priority is to treat pain. Your #1 priority when in an auto accident, or any other accident for that matter, is to HEAL PROPERLY!
Auto accidents, even low mph ones, are recipe’s for misalignments. When you are in an auto accident, your alignment will be affected and this can happen without any pain at all! The very moment of the car accident, your body will start the healing process. The VERY last thing you want to have happen for your quality and quantity of life IS TO HEAL OUT OF ALIGNMENT!
I see it all the time, but I’ll take some responsibility for that. Maybe I haven’t done a very good job at informing the public . . . so here we go!
Public Service Announcement: Immediately (within a day or two) following an auto accident, even low mph ones, you need to get checked by your chiropractor. We are not only looking for fractures, dislocations, and bleeding, but we are also looking at your ALIGNMENT.
I’ve seen countless cases where an individual’s quality and quantity of life are severely impacted due to the fact that they failed to get checked. They healed out of alignment following a car accident, fall, or whatever! Priority #1 is healing . . . and a close 2nd is pain management . . .
by J. Hunter Owen, D.C.