Massage Therapy | Noe Valley: Dr. Smith provides Massage Therapy as one of his many services. It has been shown to be effective for both acute and chronic pain. Dr. Smith incorporates many types of Massage including: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, and Therapeutic Massage. Not sure what it is that you need? Let Dr. Smith help you understand your underlying issue and take appropriate action.
It’s All About the Fascia
The Fascial system of the body surrounds and envelops muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and organs alike. It houses the meridians described by Eastern Medicine and provides a route for communication between tissues. It organizes healing processes, nurtures, and helps to sustain the body.
Massage Therapy | Noe Valley
While Chiropractic focuses on joints and mobility, Massage focuses on the soft tissues of the body and movement patterns. Doctor Smith uses a wide variety of massage techniques based on the patient’s symptoms, body type, and tolerance to pressure.
Massage can help to reduce muscle tightness, break-up scar tissue, reduce pain and inflammation, improve circulation, and improve one’s overall state of health. Dr. Smith leans toward the more intense massage modalities which explore deep muscle fibers and have more of a therapeutic effect.
Everyone’s preference for massage style is different, and finding the right therapist can be a challenge. Dr. Smith is very strong and has learned over the years how to effectively leverage his body weight. However, he can also be very gentle when it is appropriate. It is not uncommon to be sore for several days following a massage session.
Massage is an ancient approach to health and has been practiced across the world for thousands of years. After an injury, massaging the area is the natural and almost automatic response.
Dr. Smith uses many techniques including:
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Therapeutic Massage
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Scar Tissue Release
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Sports Massage