The massage therapist's at Heller Chiropractic Spa deliver a traditional and authentic approach that reduces stress, increases circulation and promotes greater well being.
Swedish Massage is a very relaxing and therapeutic style of bodywork. It combines oils or lotion with an array of strokes such as rolling, kneading, and percussion to help the body improve its circulation. The benefits of this type of bodywork are wide-ranging and include relief from aches and pains, decreased stress levels in the body, enhanced mental clarity, improved appearance, and greater flexibility.
Deep Tissue Massage is a form of bodywork that aims to relieve tension in the deeper layers of tissue in the body. We use various techniques with my hands, knuckles, and elbows and apply focused pressure on “problem areas” in the body.
Deep Tissue Massage is a highly effective method for releasing chronic stress areas due to misalignment, repetitive motions, and past lingering injuries. Due to the nature of the deep tissue work, open communication during the session is crucial to make sure you don’t get too uncomfortable. Keep in mind that soreness is pretty common after the treatment, and that plenty of water should be ingested to aid with the flushing and removal of toxins that will have been released from the deep tissue during the session.
Sports Massage prevents muscle, tendon, and ligament injuries, reduces the wear and tear of hard training, helps eliminate the pain and nuisance of chronic injuries, aids healing of acute injuries so that the injured areas do not become a continuous source of trouble, restores lost range of motion, and stops muscle spasms.
Exercise stresses muscles, ligaments, and tendons. It is the athlete’s interest and excitement along with the demands of the particular sport that create micro-tears, sprains, and strains. Sports massage addresses these areas by stimulating circulation, increasing lymphatic flow and drainage, breaking up the scar tissue formation that binds one muscle to another to restrict Range of Motion, relaxing muscle spasms, and relieving the by-product of pain.
Sports Massage is a collection of therapeutic massage techniques such as Deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and cross fiber frictioning. These techniques are used to spread the tissues, break up the scarring, get the needed nutrients to the area, thus helping to undo the harmful effects of sport and injury-induced fibrosis and prevent further damage from occurring.
Pregnancy Massage is used during a time in which a woman’s body endures stress due to rapid and dramatic physical and hormonal changes. Using gentle techniques in various positions specifically for the new mother, Pregnancy Massage helps alleviate discomforts experienced through the full term. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the reduction of joint pain due to extra weight gain and postural imbalances, improved breathing and relaxation, and relief from uncomfortable digestive issues.
Trigger Point Therapy is a style of bodywork that focuses on stimulating and releasing “trigger points” in your body. Trigger points are tender areas of tension similar to acupressure points, except they occur in the belly of the muscle tissue rather than along the energy pathways of the body. These ‘knots’ are built up throughout a person’s life due to physical, mental, and/or emotional stress.
During a session, focused pressure is applied through a variety of techniques order to release your trigger points. This process can be quite painful at times, yet the effects are lasting and profoundly transformative.
Stone Therapy is a type of bodywork that uses deep penetrating heat and/or alternating cold from specialized stones. The physiological benefits of alternating hot and cold to the body have long been scientifically and medically proven.
Stone Therapy delivers a profound expansion and contraction inside your circulatory system, improving the function of your lymphatic and immune systems, and enhancing your body’s self-healing mechanisms. This style of bodywork takes you into deep states of relaxation, releasing stress and anxiety, detoxifying the body, and balancing your nervous system.
Medical Massage differs from regular Massage and Bodywork in that the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions diagnosed by a doctor. We may use a variety of modalities or techniques during the treatment, but we focus the treatment only on the specific areas of the body related to the diagnosis. This enhances the body’s natural self-healing process and reduces the needed recovery time from injury.
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2900 Bristol St c105
Costa Mesa, CA 92626