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.
Cupping Therapy is a noninvasive form of muscular manipulation that is done using multiple different varieties of suction. A cup is used to create a suction, using some sort of systematic vacuum, against the skin that will affect the musculature below the skin. When a muscle is injured it suffers inflammation which is the overabundance of blood that rushes into an area. If inflammation is left untreated, the blood inside the muscle can become stagnant and rotten. This causes the injury to become persistent and chronic which can lead to excessive pain and long term loss of range of motion. The purpose of cupping is to draw the stagnant blood out of the muscle tissue and bring it to a more superficial level closer to the skin where it can be more easily flushed from the body’s system. As the stagnant blood is drawn out of the muscle and brought up to the “surface” a visible circle of multiple different colors may appear. These markings are not bruises though they can look similar in coloration. Bruising is the breaking of blood vessels that causes tenderness until the body has healed that area. The markings left from cupping therapy are sensitive only superficially within the first 12 hours after cupping. Cupping cannot be done in the same area until the previous marks from cupping are completely gone. If the markings are not completely gone it can cause damage to the skin such as blistering. After the stagnant blood is brought out of the muscle, fresh blood will rush the area to replace it with the ability to rinse the muscle tissue. This therapy is highly recommended as a follow up treatment for massage therapy as well as chiropractic care to immediately reduce the inflammation.
A complete Cupping session takes only up to 20 minutes. The cups are left in their specified location for between 10-15 minutes. We leave the cups for exactly 12 minutes. This time frame is the sweet spot of cupping therapy; it gives time to remove the inflammation without risking any damage to the skin.
While Cupping ranges in price from $50-$80 per session, our goal is always to make it affordable for you!
We only charge $35 to add cupping therapy to your Massage!
1 Hour (50 Minute) Injury/Structural Massage: $95
100 Minute Injury/Structural Massage: $190
Military/First Responders (50 minute) $70 per visit!
FOCUS Massage (intense 20 minute): $75
Cost: $25 Per Month
50 Minute (hour) Massage costs only $65 per visit!
100 Minute (2 Hour) Massage Costs only $130 per visit!
FOCUS (Intense 20 Minute) $50
A 20 minute massage that can be scheduled outside of normal business hours without the x2 price multiplier. This type of session is extremely intense and is designed for sudden or acute injuries.
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.