Chiropractic office in Marion Iowa. Chiropractor is Dr. Sean R. Dunkle.
Call Us: 319-377-7331

Types of Massage

Types of Massage Available at Care Chiropractic in Marion Iowa:

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is a relaxing, full body technique utilizing an array of strokes, including rolling, kneading and percussion. Lotion or oil is used, and strokes are performed in a continuous rhythm towards the heart. This technique flushes the muscle tissue, removing toxins, improving circulation and reducing tension.
Swedish Massage, also known as a circulatory massage, can increase circulation up to 3 times the normal resting rate. Because of this effect, it’s important to disclose any heart conditions or medications to your therapist to avoid any potential adverse effects.
Pressure can vary from light to deep depending on the clients preference. Most effective in 60 or 90 minute sessions, however the routine can be abbreviated to 20 or 40 minutes if necessary.

Benefits of Swedish Massage

• Promotes relaxation and stress reduction
• Improve function of lymphatic system
• Facilitates removal of metabolic waste and other toxins
• Increases circulation up to 3x normal rate, thus increasing oxygen flow
• Improve flexibility and muscle tonicity

Conditions that Benefit from Swedish Massage

• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Asthma
• Depression
• Digestive disorders
• Fatigue and low energy
• Headache and migraines
• Insomnia
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Joint pain, sprains or stiffness
• Low back pain
• Muscle tension and strains
• Scoliosis
• Sports injuries
• Stress
• Sciatica
• Water retention

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue massage utilizes slower strokes and more pressure into deeper layers of the muscle than Swedish massage. The intention of this technique is to realign deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue by breaking up scar tissue and other restrictive adhesions. Deep Tissue massage is more rehabilitative than relaxing. Though deeper pressure is required to be effective, the pressure is still adjusted to stay within the “optimal therapy zone” for each individual client.
Due to the focus on rehabilitation of a specific area, this technique is most effective in shorter, more frequent sessions in the beginning. Combined sessions of Swedish and Deep Tissue will simultaneously break up adhesions while realigning and flushing muscle tissue offering the best of both worlds. Optimal in sessions of 40 or 60 minutes.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

• Release Muscle Tension
• Improve posture
• Improve range of motion
• Relieve chronic pain
• Localized improvement in circulation

Conditions that benefit from Deep Tissue Massage

• Arthritis
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Frozen shoulder
• Hand numbness, tingling, weakness or pain
• Headache and migraines
• Joint pain, sprains, strains or stiffness
• Low back pain
• Muscle tension, strains or spasms
• Plantar fasciitis
• Postural
• Runner’s Knee (Iliotibial band syndrome)
• Sciatica
• Scoliosis
• Sports injuries
• Stenosis
• Stress
• Tendonitis
• Tennis elbow
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• TMJ
• Torticollis
• Whiplash

Sports Massage

Sports Massage is beneficial to athletes of all levels, from professional to recreational. In contrast to Swedish and Deep Tissue massage, Sports Massage isn’t a specific technique, but a combination of techniques drawn from multiple areas. The four primary types are described below. Arrangements can be made with Jesse for both in-office and on-site treatment.
• Pre-Event-a short, 15-20 minute massage performed prior to an event to stimulate the muscles and ready them for action. Performed within an hour of the competition, on-site and the athlete remains fully clothed.
• Post-Event-a short, 15-20 minute massage performed immediately following an event with the goal of decreasing tension, flushing out lactic acid and reducing inflammation. Performed on-site with the athlete remaining fully clothed.
• Restorative-performed on-site or in the therapist’s office with session length tailored to the clients needs. Sessions occur at regular intervals during the athletes active training period to allow the athlete to train harder with less injury.
• Rehabilitative-performed on-site or in the therapist’s office with session lengths tailored to the clients needs. Performed post injury, treatment is geared towards alleviating pain, improving range of motion and restoring the body to pre-injury condition.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a form of soft tissue therapy used to treat chronic pain by freeing fascial restrictions and adhesions, allowing the tissue to return to it’s natural, 3-dimensional position within the body. The technique requires both friction and control, thus the area to be treated should be clean, dry and free of lotions or oils. Myofascial Release can be achieved one of two ways; direct or indirect.
• Direct Release utilizes pressure directly into the restrictive barrier of affected tissue. A highly effective form of Direct Release, Trigger Point Therapy, utilizes sustained pressure applied by the therapist’s finger to deactivate a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point is a hyperirritable nodule within a taut band of muscle tissue affecting not only the muscle that contains it, but other areas of referred pain through nerve pathways. Identifying and deactivating trigger points is a time consuming process and usually reserved for conditions that have not responded to other techniques. Requires sessions of 40+ minutes.
• Indirect Release utilizes only a few grams of pressure in the direction of a fascial restriction for several minutes, allowing the bodies natural physiological process to relax and stretch the fascia. Jesse has been trained in the John F. Barnes form of indirect myofascial release, a highly effective technique requiring superior palpation skills and the ability to recognize and respond to subtle signals transmitted through the soft tissue. Effective in sessions of 40, 60 and 90+ minutes.

Benefits of Myofascial Release

• Relieve Muscle Tension
• Improve posture
• Improve range of motion
• Relieve chronic pain
• Improved circulation
• Stress reduction

Conditions that benefit from Myofascial Release

• Anxiety
• Arthritis
• Asthma
• Bulging or herniated discs
• Carpal tunnel syndrome
• Depression
• Digestive disorders
• Fatigue and low energy
• Fibromyalgia
• Frozen shoulder
• Hand numbness, tingling, weakness or pain
• Headache and migraines
• Inflammatory diseases
• Insomnia
• Irritable bowel syndrome
• Joint pain, sprains, strains or stiffness
• Low back pain
• Menstrual pain
• Muscle tension, strains or spasms
• Plantar fasciitis
• Postural deficiencies
• Runner’s knee (Iliotibial band syndrome)
• Sciatica
• Scoliosis
• Sports injuries
• Stenosis
• Stress
• Tendonitis
• Tennis elbow
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• TMJ
• Torticollis
• Whiplash

Pregnancy Massage

Also known as prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is an adaptive form of Swedish massage performed with the client in a side-lying position. Utilized to relieve stress, relax tense muscles, improve circulation and increase mobility. Beneficial from conception to delivery, many of the discomforts, aches and pains that go along with this special time can be eased through this form of gentle bodywork. Optimal in sessions of 40, 60 or 90 minutes.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

• Reduce stress & anxiety
• Relieve muscle aches
• Reduce swelling (edema)
• Relieve join pain
• Improve nerve pain such as sciatica
• Improve circulation
• Improve labor outcomes and newborn health
• Improve sleep

Rates:

20 minute-$18
40 minute-$36
60 minute-$55
90 minute-$87

Hours:

Monday 9-6
Wednesday 9-4
Thursday 12-6
Friday 9-6
*Available evenings and weekends by appointment.*

Care Chiropractic is currently accepting new clients for massage. Please call Care Chiropractic at 319-377-7331 to schedule an appointment or ask any questions you may have.

If you’ve never tried massage or weren’t satisfied with your previous massage therapist, please consider giving Care Chiropractic a try. Care Chiropractic is on 35th Street in Marion, conveniently located across from the Marion HyVee. We hope to see you!

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Care Chiropractic, P.C.
1260 35th Street
Marion, IA 52302
Phone: (319) 377-7331
Fax: (319) 377-1407
Website: http://www.carechiros.com
Email: DrSean@carechiros.com