Fascia is a thin sheath of fibrous tissue enclosing a muscle. Fascia binds all of your muscles together to basically combine all of your muscles into one single organ. This is why you can get referred pain. Referred Pain is when you have a Trigger Point or a "knot" in one area of your body that causes pain, numbness, tingling, or even a "pins and needle" sensation in another area of the body. This is commonly seen with Psuedo Carpel Tunnel Syndrome. This is when you get the same kinds of pain that you would get from actually having Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) caused only from muscular skeletal issues in your upper arm, neck, shoulder, and or chest. Many people get misdiagnosed as it being actual CTS, which is when the median nerve gets impinged between the carpel bones. At which point, surgery will be recommended and often times, the surgery will not help if the CTS is pseudo (False). So how do we take care of it? If you have referred pain caused by Trigger Points, we find the source of the pain or the problem and focus attention to that specific area to work out the Trigger Point. Which is very similar to untying a knot in the fibers of the muscle. Once the Trigger is taken care of, the muscle has more freedom to contract properly and have less restrictive effects on your range of motion. When there is less tightness in the muscle, there is less tension put on the muscles attachment points on the bones, giving you less pain and more freedom or movement.
In effort to help our clients in every way possible, we operate out of the same office as a wonderful, caring and talented Chiropractor. Dr. Ashley Saylor is the owner of Saylor Chiropractic LLC. and is one of the best Doctors of Chiropractic I have ever met. If you recieve a massage before you get adjusted, your body will react a lot better and make the effects of the body work a lot more permanent.
When muscles get tight and out of place, they tend to apply lots of tension on the bones that they are attached to. When this happens it can pull those bones out of alignment, most commonly the vertebrae in the spine. When those get out of place a chiropractor is needed to put them back. However, if they are pulled out due to muscle tension, they have a chance of misaligning again. So the best course of action for fixing this, is to get the muscle worked on, then recieve an adjustment, then ice.
A Chiropractic Adjustment is when the chiropractor will apply a very specific thrusting pressure in a specific angle and location on the body to return the bones in your body to structural alignment.
Dr. Saylor works out of the same office that we do. Please feel free to give her a call or visit her website to learn more about her and the benefits of Chiropractic care.
The most common time frames to receive a massage, giving enough time to warm up and release the tissue properly.
Primarily best for having one or two troublesome areas.
Ideal for having one or two very problematic or painful areas or having 3 or four troubling areas.
Primarily received right before receiving a Chiropractic Adjustment to loosen tissue better then a Chair Massage.
Used to briefly loosen a small area to help with a following Adjustment.