Massage Therapy

Massage involves acting on and manipulating the client's body with pressure where therapists press, rub, and otherwise manipulate the muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, and/or organs of the gastrointestinal system.

Massage Therapists most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows, or feet, often-varying pressure and movement. The Massage Therapist’s intent is to relax the soft tissues, increase delivery of blood and oxygen to the massaged areas, warm them, and decrease pain.

There are over eighty different massage modalities, the most popular being Swedish massage, Deep Tissue massage, Pressure Point massage and Shiatsu massage.

The Massage Therapist’s at Wisner’s Chiropractic Center practice:

Swedish Massage, where the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, and friction on the muscles and move the joints to aid flexibility.

Deep Tissue Massage where the massage therapist uses patterns of strokes and deep finger pressure on parts of the body where muscles are tight or knotted, focusing on layers of muscle deep under the skin.

Trigger Point Massage (also called pressure point massage), where the massage therapist uses a variety of strokes but applies deeper, more focused pressure on myofascial trigger points--"knots" that can form in the muscles, are painful when pressed, and cause symptoms elsewhere in the body as well.

At Wisner’s Chiropractic Center massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table in a private room. The massage subject may be fully or partly unclothed and parts of the body may be covered with towels or sheets. Wisner’s Chiropractic Center also offers chair massages also called “Stress Busters” where the subject sits fully clothed in a chair.

To schedule either a table or a chair massage call Wisner’s Chiropractic Center at 714-779-2318.