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Therapeutic Massage

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In combination with chiropractic care, massage therapy can help improve circulation and muscle tone.

We recommend massage in combination with your chiropractic care. While chiropractic focuses on the relationship between the spine and its impact on the nervous system, massage focuses on the 650 muscles of the body. Both disciplines work together to help keep the body in proper alignment, balance and function.

Retraining Your Spine

Long-standing spinal problems are accompanied by ingrained muscle patterns. Muscle spasms and scar tissue are often involved. By augmenting your chiropractic care with massage therapy, these muscle and soft tissue problems can be addressed. This can help speed your recovery and enhance the retraining of your spine.

Types of Massage

There are many different kinds of massage. They all involve systematically working the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to optimize the functioning of the various bodily systems. Massage can enhance your vitality and sense of well-being. Some different types of massages are:

15 MINUTE CHAIR MASSAGE is a short, seated type of body work which directly treats neck, back, shoulders, arms and hands and can be adapted to fit a clients specific needs. Chair massage is ideal for the busy individual. Clients remain fully clothed and no lotions or oils are required.

MINI MASSAGE is intended for site specific work of the neck, shoulders or problem areas. This massage can also be a relaxation refresher to relax your body and mind. Please note there is not enough time for a full body massage. (30 minutes)

SWEDISH MASSAGE is a relaxing massage that uses flowing, broad strokes. This massage helps calm the nervous system and relax muscle tension throughout the body. Benefits include increase level of oxygen in the blood, decrease muscle toxins, and improves circulation and flexibility. (30/60/90 minutes)

SPORTS MASSAGE/DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE is beneficial for chronically tense and contracted areas: stiff neck, low back and sore shoulders, just to name a few. This style works by physically breaking down adhesions in the muscles, tendons and ligaments. This massage can be done as a full body massage or site specific. Benefits include pain relief, calming inflammation and restoring normal movement. (30/60/90 minutes)

PRENATAL MASSAGE is done in the side-lying position with pillows placed to ensure comfort and proper support to a pregnant woman’s changing body. Studies have shown that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression and relief of muscle aches and joint pains. Benefits also include improving labor outcomes and newborn’s health. (30/60/90 minutes)

LYMPHATIC MASSAGE is a technique developed specifically for the treatment of lymph-edema which is an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery. It is a massage that involves gentle strokes, taps or pushes to the skin in the direction that follows the structure of the lymphatic system so that the accumulated lymph fluid can drain through proper channels. (30/60/90 minutes)

HOT STONES is an energy balancing treatment using hot stones to
facilitate circulation and ultimate relaxation for the mind, body and soul. (60/90 minutes)

CUPPING THERAPY is an ancient form of therapy in which cups are placed on the skin for a few minutes to create suction. Cupping therapy helps with pain, inflammation, and blood flow. Add to any massage.

MIGRAINE MANAGEMENT massage uses a combination of scalp and face massage, aroma therapy, and cold marble stones placed strategically on the face and around the scalp to decrease pain and inflammation or swelling. This treatment last approximately 30-45 minutes with a 15 minute recovery time before leaving. It is recommended that the client bring a pair of sunglasses into their appointment to use when leaving due to light sensitivity triggers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Will My Massage Take Place?
Your massage will take place in a quiet, warm and comfortable room. Soft lighting may be used to create a relaxing atmosphere. You’ll lie on a soft, comfortable table. Music may be played softly in the background to aid in the relaxation process of your mind and nervous system.

What Should I Wear to the Massage Appointment?

Comfortable clothing is recommended, however therapeutic massage is typically performed with the client unclothed. You will be appropriately draped at all times. Most people undress completely, while some leave some clothing on such as underwear. You decide what level of comfort is right for you. Your privacy is respected at all times.

What Will The Massage Feel Like?

It depends on the techniques used. Your massage session may start with broad flowing strokes to begin the relaxation process. Pressure will be gradually increased to relax specific areas and release tight muscle bands. Deep tissue massage or trigger point therapies will require deeper pressure and more intensive techniques. It’s important that the pressure always be within your comfort level. Should you wish to receive less or more pressure at anytime, tell your therapist.
Will I Be Sore as a Result of the Massage?
Occasionally, some people may be sore/tender in places the next day, depending on the type of massage and degree of pressure they received. It’s important to communicate with your therapist if the pressure is uncomfortable at any time. Drinking additional fluids following your massage may reduce these symptoms. These symptoms will usually subside by the following day.

Meet the Therapist

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Gina L Westerberg, WLMT

Gina L Westerberg, WLMT

I have been a Massage Therapist since 2013, focusing on therapeutic techniques. I have a history in healthcare and have found my career in Massage Therapy. I have experience in both the spa and therapeutic industries. I am licensed by the State of Wisconsin and am a member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).

I am trained in multiple modalities including Swedish, hot stone, deep tissue, cupping, myofascial release, sports massage, lymphatic massage, and prenatal massage. I also have experience in migraine management with cold therapy.

Everyone has a different reason or ailment for massage therapy while sharing the same goal of good health. I will use my knowledge of massage therapy and help you achieve that goal through treatment plans and maintenance.