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What is Massage Therapy?

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), our docotors believes that massage therapy coupled with chiropractic adjustments can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regiment. 

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety-percent of disease is stress-related, and nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

• Decreased anxiety

• Enhanced sleep quality

• Greater energy

• Improved concentration

• Increased circulation

• Reduced fatigue

Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity
after receiving a massage. The emotional balance bodywork
provides can often be just as vital and valuable as the more
tangible physical benefits.

Our therapists at Aggieland are certified and trained in several types of therapeutic massage techniques , including:

Deep Tissue:  Similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons, and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).

Cranial Sacral Technique:  A form of bodywork or alternative therapy using
gentle touch to manipulate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. A
practitioner of cranial-sacral therapy may also apply light touches to a
patient's spine and pelvis. 

Hot Stone Massage: a specialty massage where the therapist uses smooth,
heated stones as an extension of their own hands, or by placing them on the
body. The heat can be both deeply relaxing and help warm up tight muscles
so the therapist can work more deeply, more quickly.

                                  Active Release Technique:  An integrated part of wellness and
                                  health approach that incorporates yoga, acupressure,energy balancing, and massage. Thai massage
                                  respects the body's limits, while encouraging patients to reach their edge of flexibility. 

                                                                           Prenatal:  Therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-
                                                                          to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the
                                                                          function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and
                                                                          relieves mental and physical fatigue.

Myo-Cupping: A technique that uses negative pressure on the soft tissues for therpuetic purposes. This technique causes blood flow to increase around the treated area and helps to release areas of adhesions (muscles that are stuck together), while improving Qi flow.