Massage Therapy at Pirraglia Chiropractic complements
chiropractic care. The therapist works in conjunction
with Dr. Pirraglia to create an overall treatment plan
to assist in the healing process and create a more complete
sense of balance and wellbeing. One can choose a 30,
60, 90 or 120 minute session, which will start with the
therapist checking in with the client and formulating
a plan to fit the person’s needs of the day. Each
session is tailored for the individual client and may
include any or all of the following modalities:
Swedish Massage: Typically
a very relaxing massage, Swedish consists of soft tissue
with long, broad strokes to encourage increased blood
and lymph circulation. Toxins are encouraged to leave
the tissue, promoting the body’s natural ability
to heal itself. It is great for relieving stress and
tension, and is a wonderful introduction to the benefits
Deep Tissue: This modality reaches
the deeper layers of muscle tissue by utilizing strong
pressure with fingers, forearms, fists and elbows. Stretching
and mobilization of the arms, legs, torso and spine are
incorporated. This is helpful for releasing muscular
adhesions and aids in the relief of chronic tension and
trigger points. It is greatly useful for those recovering
from an injury or looking for postural correction.
Medical Massage: Medical Massage focuses
on specific areas, usually recommended by a doctor post-injury.
The techniques usually consist of the aforementioned
modalities as well as therapeutic stretching, positional
release and myofascial release. It greatly assists in
the recovery of tears, sprains, nerve impingements, chronic
back or joint pain, lack of smooth motion in the joints
and limited flexibility.
Prenatal Massage: The therapist at
Pirraglia Chiropractic is certified in Prenatal Massage.
Massage is helpful for the expectant mother. Some benefits
include: stress/muscle tension reduction for the mother
and excess fluid drainage from extremities. Massage can
also have a nice, calming effect for the baby.