Massage Therapy Specialist

Dana Robinson, DC -  - Chiropractic Medicine

Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center

Dana Robinson, DC

Chiropractic Medicine located in Redwood City, CA

Massage therapy is known for melting away stress, but it also relieves pain, rehabilitates injuries, and supports healing. The team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center in Redwood City, California, customizes your massage therapy, drawing on their extensive training in many types of massage to choose the technique that’s best for your underlying health condition. If you have questions about massage therapy or you’d like to schedule an appointment, call the Silicon Valley area office or use the online booking feature.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What health benefits can I gain from massage therapy?

Massage is a great way to relieve your stress and relax, but it’s also used therapeutically to manipulate soft tissues and produce physical changes that promote healing. A therapeutic massage performed by the experts at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center improves your health by:

  • Relieving pain
  • Diminishing inflammation
  • Increasing blood circulation
  • Stimulating lymph circulation
  • Improving range of motion
  • Relaxing muscles
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Reducing heart rate

Therapeutic massage works well on its own, but its focus on soft tissues makes it an exceptional complementary treatment for chiropractic care.

When might I need massage therapy?

While you can schedule massage therapy simply to help restore and relax your mind and body, the team at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center recommends massage as part of your integrative treatment for conditions such as:

  • Lower back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Myofascial pain syndrome

Massage therapy is especially beneficial for relieving pain and improving your mood, as it triggers the release of endorphins and neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

What are the different types of therapeutic massage?

The massage therapists at Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center have extensive experience performing many types of massage. After an evaluation, they determine the type that’s best for your health needs. 

The following are only a few examples of the massage therapies they provide.

Deep tissue and trigger point massage

Deep tissue massage targets specific areas of pain and muscle tension, using a firm, deep pressure, and a gliding movement to relax the muscle group. During trigger point massage, your therapist applies pressure directly on a knotted muscle.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is a classic style used to promote overall relaxation. However, it also increases blood flow, which means the targeted tissues get more healing oxygen and nutrients. This type of massage uses hand movements such as kneading and circular pressure.

Sports massage

A sports massage is customized to your specific athletic activity, targeting certain muscle groups and designed to improve your performance. Before a competition, a sports massage improves flexibility, reduces muscle fatigue, and prevents injuries. After the competition, the massage relieves swelling, relaxes muscles, and promotes recovery.

If you’d like massage therapy to help you heal, call Peninsula RSI Chiropractic Wellness Center or schedule an appointment online.