Derrick Family Chiropractic & Massage Center3535 Martin Way E. Olympia WA 98506
Family Chiropractic & Massage Center in Olympia Serving Lacey Olympia Tumwater Yelm Ranier Rochester Shelton Mason Lewis Thurston Washington
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Chiropractic & Massage
Glossary of Terms
Glossary of Terms
Massage Therapy for Health and Relaxation
The following techniques are just some of the services that we provide here at Derrick Family Chiropractic & Massage Center:
Neuromuscular Massage Therapy
Neuromuscular massage therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds.
Muscles that are in spasm will be painful to the touch. The pain is caused by ischemic muscle tissue. Ischemia means the muscle is lacking proper blood flow, usually due to the muscle spasm. This in turn creates the following undesirable process:
After the muscle is relaxed, the lactic acid will be released from the muscle, and the muscle should start receiving enough blood and oxygen.
Neuromuscular massage therapy will feel painful at first, but the pressure should alleviate the muscle spasm. At this point, it is extremely important to communicate with the massage therapist regarding the pressure - whether the pressure is too much, too little, getting better, getting worse. The therapist should listen and respond accordingly. The pressure should never be overly painful. In fact, most people describe the pressure as "good pain".
Following a neuromuscular therapy massage, any soreness that presents itself should fade after twenty-four to thirty-six hours. The muscles that were tight should remain noticeably more relaxed for four to fourteen days, depending on stress, activity level, and severity of back pain prior to beginning massage therapy.
*Many health insurance companies cover therapeutic massage with a doctor’s referral for massage therapy.