Massage Therapy at Abundant Life Chiropractic

Why Choose Massage Therapy?

Many people today turn to massage therapy as a part of integrative medicine (Mayo Clinic). Our patients enjoy an integrative approach in having massage therapy in conjunction with their chiropractic treatment at Abundant Life Chiropractic. Massage therapy involves hands-on manipulation of your soft tissues, muscles, and fascia with the intent to improve circulation, increasing lymphatic drainage, and decrease muscular spasms to help melt your aches and pains away.

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Massage therapy not only is beneficial for treating acute injuries but it is also very helpful with chronic pain management. Whether you experience muscle ‘knots’, trigger points, myofascial pain, or referred pain, massage therapy can help you feel better and put your body “at ease”. In addition to that, massage can also help treat symptoms like tension headaches, neck pain, back pain, and sciatica. Most of our patients choose massage therapy because of the natural means to managing their pain and symptoms.

There are more types of massage therapy than you may think. At Abundant Life Chiropractic, Lynn Song takes her approach to massage very seriously. She is trained in 6 different treatment modalities – this helps her pinpoint your painful issues and treat you holistically for long-lasting results. Her different approaches allow her to specifically address every patient’s unique condition. All forms of massage calm the nervous system, which leads to holistic relaxation. Some modalities are even more targeted for specific conditions, which help decrease pain, anxiety, and stress.

All of the following benefits of massage therapy directly relate to the 6 treatment modalities within Lynn Song’s remit. With such a diversified approach, there is bound to be a technique or combination of techniques suitable for your condition here locally, at Abundant Life Chiropractic.


Our Approach to Massage Therapy

 

  • Myofascial Release – Lynn Song treats fascial tension for fibromyalgia, back pain, neck pain, neurological dysfunction, scoliosis, headaches, chronic pain and restricted movement. Gentle but sustained pressure and movement is applied in the direction of your restriction.
  • Myokinematic Release – benefits biomechanics and postural restoration of your lower back, pelvis and upper leg. This re-trains muscles to work synergistically, inhibits overactive muscles, address musculoskeletal dysfunction and asymmetry (Postural Restoration Institute).
  • Neuromuscular Massage – treats myofascial trigger points which cause referred pain. It treats entrapment, pain, and ischemic tight tissue with reduced blood flow (NMT Center).
  • Structural Integration – treats your myofascial system (ligaments, tendons, muscles, and surrounding connective tissue) for improved alignment of your body with gravity. It implements angles of pressure and stretches fascia to enable proper movement.
  • Swedish Massage – involves vigorous intensive massage treatment, such as kneading and percussive type work. Lynn Song uses a massage oil to apply strokes in the direction of your heart to stimulate your soft tissues. This breaks down scar tissue adhesions in order to improve range of motion.
  • Cranial-Sacral – these gentle techniques evaluate and enhance movement of cerebrospinal fluid. This benefits chronic pain, scoliosis, eye difficulties, motor-coordination issues, or other dysfunctions of the central nervous system.

What To Expect During Treatment

You will find Lynn Song is very professional and experienced in massage therapy. She will thoroughly assess your body frame to identify areas of tension for treatment. Based on the findings, she will determine which sort of massage techniques will be the most effective for your case. Lynn will discuss any contraindications or reasons for her to adapt her approach, such as blood clotting issues or pregnancy.

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According to Reidel (2005), emotional states can stimulate muscle tension and hinder blood flow. Lynn Song’s relaxing techniques send messages through the spinal cord that help reduce pain. Shortly into the massage, our patient begin to feel stress or anxiety fade away, while being replaced with relaxation and wellbeing. This has to do with several physiological factors.

Dr. Knight states that massage therapy also releases oxytocin, which aids digestion, healing and reduces anxiety. Meaning the benefits of massage greatly outlast the therapy itself. Massage also releases endorphins and decreases the pain neurotransmitters, leaving you feeling very comfortable and relaxed. Because we follows a pattern of different techniques, there are situations where firmer pressure may be required. Lynn may therefore combine more than one of her 6 approaches to customize her approach for your case.

When it comes to trigger point treatment, many people notice an immediate improvement after one treatment. However, it may take longer for others.


What Makes Our Massage Therapy Different?

At Abundant Life Chiropractic in Chanhassen, Lynn Song is confident that her massage therapy will give you lasting results. With a decade of experience, Lynn is qualified in 6 massage treatment modalities. Few massage therapists are so highly trained in so many approaches, which allows her treatments to be customized for your specific case. Her goal is getting to the root of your problem, retraining the muscles, and calming the nervous system.

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Oftentimes, massage therapy is undertaken in a spa or beauty salon and not within a clinical environment. Our massage therapist work alongside other local health professionals and doctors to ensure the best approach is always taken when treating you. Lynn is a member of both the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association) and NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork. Her goal is to continue her professional development onward into the future.

If you’re looking for quality massage therapy in the Chanhassen area, Abundant Life Chiropractic can help. Why not book your first appointment, and start taking charge of your issues with a customized massage today?

Schedule Your Massage Today by Calling (952) 300-8338 or Fill out our Form

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    I arrived at Abundant Life with Sciatica and through treatments I have gradually and noticeably improved. I would recommend Abundant Life Chiropractic as it has solved my health issues. -John
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    I came to Abundant Life for sleep issues because of hot flashes and then I tweaked my back. Since starting care, my sleep is greatly improved and my back situation improved quickly. I would definitely recommend care at Abundant Life. -Karen B.
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    I originally came to see Dr. Knight for allergies and sinus problems. Since starting care I can breathe better, I don’t break out in hives as much and I don’t have the ringing in my right ear. I wish I would've known Dr. Knight years ago. -Michelle M.