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Massage Therapy

Massage therapy and chiropractic care both offer benefits...

Massage therapy treats muscle and soft tissue on elongating and broadening muscle fibers so blood can flow and heal. It can take place in a variety of settings, from a doctor's office to a spa to the finish line of a marathon.

Chiropractic care involves a diagnosis and treatment that usually includes the loosening of deep muscle tissue and adjustment of the spine.

Massage therapy is often a part of a long-term chiropractic treatment plan that uses various tools and technologies

Types of massage

Deep Tissue: slow strokes and firm pressure into muscles and connective tissues releases chronic aches and pains.

Myofascial Release: a form of massage involving manipulation and stretching of the connective tissue (fascia) that surrounds the muscles of the body. Long, gentle sliding and stretching strokes are used to release muscle tension by gently releasing restrictions in the connective tissue layer to rebalance the body.

Aromatherapy: blends essential oils and massage to focus on mental, physical, emotional and spiritual healing.

Chair: massage uses an ergonomically designed chair and specific protocol to release chronic tension. Client usually remains fully clothed.

CranioSacral: slight manipulation of the head and bottom of the spine. Often used for headaches, whiplash, back pain, jaw, eye and ear problems.

Reflexology: thumb pressure on specific points of the feet and hands helps improve circulation and promote relaxation in other parts of body.

Rolfing: a specific, deep muscular manipulation and massage technique to relieve body and emotional tension.

Shiatsu: a Japanese pressure-point massage technique applied to specific points along the body's acupuncture meridians.

Sports: different techniques used to prevent athletic injury, improve flexibility and improve performance.

Stone: hot or cold smooth stones are placed on body's energy points, called Chakras or meridians.

Swedish: kneading, stroking and friction techniques and oil to promote relaxation, increase circulation and reduce stress.

Appointments available Tuesday thru Thursday with Anastasia Dickens LMT # 780.

Call our office today to schedule your 30 minute or 60 minute massage

228-896-7574

License Massage Therapist Ashley Swimm graduated from Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy in May of 2017. She is experienced in classic, Swedish, deep tissue, acupressure, and aromatherapy. In her down time, Ashley loves to practice yoga, cook, and hike with her husband and two dogs. She is passionate about her career and helping people find relief. "I believe massage is not a luxury, but a necessity."

New patients receive 15% OFF first visit.

Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-12:00 pm

2:00 pm-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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