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Massage Therapy

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Dr. Smith provides Massage Therapy in Noe Valley at his office on Castro Street.  Massage therapy has been shown to be effective for both acute and chronic pain.  Dr. Smith offers many types of Massage including: Sports Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Massage, and Therapeutic Massage.

Massage Therapy in Noe Valley

Massage Therapy in Noe Valley

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

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 swelling, improve circulation,  and improve one’s overall state of health.  Dr. Smith leans toward the more intense massage modalities which explore the deeper 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: