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If you are struggling with chronic pain, healing after an injury or feeling overwhelmed by stress, massage therapy in Staten Island is a natural, holistic treatment for enhancing wellness. We offer a variety of massage styles, including reflexology, which our New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Svitlana (lana) Yamshchykova, will tailor to your individual wellness and injury needs. Our chiropractor, Dr. Angelo DiMaggio frequently recommends massage as a natural complement to chiropractic adjustments.
During a massage treatment, the soothing touch of our massage therapist naturally invites your body to relax and release tension. Important physiological changes occur as your blood pressure and breathing rate decrease. The level of cortisol, a stress hormone that keeps your body in a constant state of "flight or fight" fear, also decreases. This helps center the mind and refocus the body on healing. When our muscles are injured, lactic acid and toxins naturally build up, which can block the body's ability to heal itself. The physical act of massaging muscles increases the flow of fresh, oxygenated blood, which helps purge these toxins from the muscles and promotes internal healing. We encourage our patients to drink plenty of water before and after the treatment to promote the removal of toxins.
Massage is a holistic treatment and natural complement to chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy and rehabilitation and acupuncture treatments. If you are receiving care from our chiropractor for an auto accident injury, work injury, back pain or neck pain, massage treatments can enhance your body's natural healing ability and speed recovery. Our chiropractor will work closely with our licensed massage therapist to tailor each massage treatment to your individual injury needs.
Our massage therapy treatments include reflexology, Swedish massage, relaxation massage, sports massage and therapeutic massage. A therapeutic massage gently manipulates the soft tissues of your body to reduce muscles spasms, pain and stress. Our Swedish massage relaxes the body by using long, gliding strokes that move in the same direction as blood flow to the heat. During a reflexology massage, our therapist will apply targeted pressure to the reflex points of your feet. These pressure points correspond with different organs and systems in your body. By massaging these reflex points, we can bring balance back to your body.
You don't have to be an athlete to enjoy the benefits of our Staten Island sports massage. Sports massage helps heal muscles and tendons, which is beneficial for patients with a restricted range of motion due to injury, chronic pain or soreness and stiffness in their shoulders and neck. Sports massage stimulates the flow of blood and lymph, which promotes internal healing. Our massage therapist will also break down knots and tension in your back to increase your range of motion.
We also offer Amma massage, a Japanese style massage based on the ancient principles of Chinese medicine. This massage uses pressing, stroking and stretching movements at the body's pressure points to relieve pain and stress.
At the beginning of each treatment session, our Staten Island massage therapist will ask you about your medical history and any health concerns you may have. She will then leave the room so you may enjoy the privacy of undressing. During the treatment, you will be covered with a sheet or blanket and only the areas of your body that are currently being massaged will be exposed.
Massage is an effective pain management solution that naturally decreases stress and promotes wellness. Schedule an appointment with our chiropractor and massage therapist today by calling 718-356-9222!