Massage Therapy in Chatsworth, CA

Offering massage therapy in our office here in Chatsworth, CA enables our clientele to experience the profound health benefits that massage has to offer. Massage is an innate form of medical treatment and one of the first ways known to mankind to alleviate pain and anxiety. Because massage therapy affects your nervous system through the nerve endings in your skin, it stimulates the release of endorphins. Endorphins are your body’s natural “feel good” chemicals. This additional release of endorphins will benefit your life in more ways than we are able to list, but the people we serve especially appreciate how our exclusive massage therapy service at Chirofit in Chatsworth, CA is able to reduce stress, anxiety, pain, and even depression.

At Chirofit, we provide a contemporary and soothing space for our massage center. You will find your body responds positively to the atmosphere we create with music, soothing smells, and lighting. Chirofit massage therapy offers a variety of different massage techniques, which are explained in depth below for your convenience. Being knowledgeable about the care you receive at Chirofit is something we highly encourage. It allows us to collaborate as a team and make informed decisions together regarding your personal health and wellness, which is something we believe leads to the most efficient and productive care. Our massages at Chirofit are offered in 30 or 60-minute sessions. We also can offer 90-minute sessions, based on the needs that determine your personal plan of care.

Massage is a keen technique to manage and relieve many ailments, similar to the way chiropractic services are able to. Depending on your individual needs and preferences, massage or chiropractic services are both excellent ways to help your body feel and function its best. We also have clients who prefer the way our massage and chiropractic service work in correlation with each other to provide a well-rounded pathway to comfort. Massage therapy at our office in Chatsworth, CA works extraordinarily well alongside chiropractic services here. The way the combination of our chiropractic treatments and massage therapy services are able to efficiently provide relief make a package of these two services a top choice for many of the people we treat.

If you are already experiencing relief from our specialized chiropractic treatments, adding massage therapy allows for an exclusive and exceptional approach to your treatment at Chirofit. Combining these approaches to treat muscle pain and other conditions can help improve your recovery time by creating a synergistic effect that helps your body heal. Adding massage to chiropractic services, or vice versa will have you obtaining maximal well-being and alleviation beyond what you felt before. Our massage therapy services, in correlation with our chiropractic services offered right here in the San Fernando Valley, provide a complete package to those seeking respite from sore muscles and pain relief in all areas of your body and mind. At Chirofit in Chatsworth, CA, we combine these services to offer a full package that allows efficient and often immediate ease of any bothersome distress to your body. While chiropractic care focuses on the relationship between the spine and nervous system, massage focuses on the muscles of the body. Both Chirofit services will work together to keep the body in proper alignment and balance, and have you feeling better than you thought was attainable.

Different Types of Massages

There are many types of massages and they vary in their goals and ability to alleviate chronic pain and discomfort. All massage techniques involve working on the soft tissues and muscles of your body to optimize the overall functioning of your bodily systems. The massage therapy offered at our clinic in Chatsworth, CA will enhance your sense of well-being and vitality. You can read below about some of the different types of massages we offer at our clinic located in close proximity to the heart of the San Fernando Valley.

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage therapy is often the most commonly known type of therapeutic massage. This technique relaxes the muscles through long, gliding strokes in the direction of blood flow back to the heart. This type of massage therapy also uses circular pressure, firm kneading, and stretching to relax your body and improve your nervous system function.

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, although it utilizes a deeper pressure technique that will help relieve chronic tension in the muscles. Deep tissue massage therapy focuses on the deep layers of tendons, muscle, and fascia. Research has found deep tissue massage therapy reduces the stress hormone (cortisol) as well as your heart rate by triggering your body’s release of serotonin and oxytocin.

Sports Massage Therapy

Sports massage therapy is a specialty form of therapeutic massage designed for athletes of all types, including joggers, tennis players, soccer players, bicyclists, and football players. Sports massage therapy focuses on the areas of the body exposed to repetitive and aggressive movement that cause stress on these regions. Sports massage reduces recovery time for athletes, promotes flexibility, reduces fatigue, and boosts your endurance. An important benefit of sports massage therapy is its ability to target muscle-tendon junctions. Research has found that even a 30-minute targeted massage can boost the hip-flexor range of motion among athletes.

Pregnancy Massage Therapy

Pregnancy massage therapy is a special type of massage designed to relieve the aches and strain of pregnancy while causing no harm to the mother or the child. Pregnancy massage therapy is a safe and drug-free form of complementary medicine that reduces stress and promotes overall wellness for the pregnant mother as well as her developing child. This type of massage therapy will relieve the discomfort associated with your pregnancy, including headaches, edema, cramps, stiff neck, backaches, and sciatica nerve pain.

Prenatal massage therapy will also ease the stress on the weight-bearing joints in your body while you carry around those extra pounds added during pregnancy.  This is a great way of improving your blood circulation and reducing nervous tension.

Massage Therapy & Chiropractic Care

Like mentioned above, massage therapy has proven beneficial effects on the nervous system, working to relax the nervous system without pain or side effects. When combining massage therapy with chiropractic services, it is typically done before your chiropractic treatment because the massage therapy assists in making the chiropractic adjustments more effective. The way it is able to do this is because the muscles in your body are often so stiff from chronic pain and spinal misalignment, that your muscles can try to resist adjustments, and massage relaxes those muscles allowing for more efficient care than when each service is performed exclusively by itself. By relaxing the body through massage first, Dr. Young will be able to assure your realignments are the most efficient at getting to the heart of your issue.

Massage is also beneficial for people who have a physical injury from something such as sports, a car accident, or any other activity. Massage therapy strengthens the immune system while improving blood circulation to help the body heal itself.

Chiropractic care and massage therapy are complementary forms of treatment that have the same goal: natural and complete well-being. Both can be used as either preventative or restorative medicine to help you maintain your health and live pain-free.

Why Combine Chiropractic Care with Massage Therapy?

 

Improved range of motion. A primary goal of chiropractic medicine is improving mobility and comfort. Massage can help improve mobility and flexibility of problem ligaments, muscles, and soft tissue to amplify the effects of chiropractic adjustments.

Easier adjustments. Massage relaxes the muscles and nervous system to make chiropractic adjustments easier and more successful.

Boosted circulation. Massage has been found to increase blood flow to affected areas. This can improve recovery from an injury and ease soreness of the muscles.

Patients who receive massage therapy in addition to chiropractic care often experience a faster and more complete recovery than through one service alone. The spine, as well as soft tissues and supporting structures, work together to function properly and this balance can be disrupted through physical injury or repetition injuries.

It’s also important to realize there is a difference between a massage you may receive at a spa and a massage performed at a chiropractic center. While a massage at a spa or salon may feel rejuvenating, you may notice the chronic pain returning in a matter of days. This is because the massage does not address the underlying cause of the pain. Therapeutic massage performed with medical knowledge by a chiropractor can address the heart of your pain and improve your recovery.

If you desire your body and mind to be at optimum health, you will find benefit through chiropractic care and/or massage therapy. Contact Chirofit, by phone at our Chatsworth 818-963-2291, email us at chiropracticfit@gmail.com, or stop in at our chiropractic clinic located at 9800 Topanga Canyon Blvd Ste E, Chatsworth, CA 91311 and schedule a consultation. Dr. Young will gladly help identify your primary areas of concern and determine the best course of action for your needs.

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