Massage Therapy Specialist

At Atlas Chiropractic, Dr. Church offers East Haven, Connecticut more than just spinal adjustments. Massage therapy by a licensed massage practitioner (LMP) can alleviate a number of soft tissue ailments and pain, restore flexibility, and restore a feeling of health and well-being to patients again.

Massage Therapy Q & A

Atlas Chiropractic

What is Massage Therapy?

There is a major difference between relaxation and professional therapeutic massage. In a relaxation massage session, sometimes also called a Swedish massage, techniques of pressure are applied to help the client alleviate basic tension and achieve relaxation. The pressure applied is usually based on client preference and a feeling of euphoria is the end goal.

Therapeutic massage, on the other hand, has more of a healing and body repair focus. While the services provided by an LMP are certainly relaxing, they are much more thorough and target deep areas of pain and chronic injuries. They stimulate healing and help to alleviate pain and injuries. It is therapeutic massage that is used by athletes to help with muscle strains and other soft tissue ailments. They are designed specifically to treat health issues and stimulate healing.

What Can Therapeutic Massage Help?

Therapeutic massages are administered by LMPs, or licensed massage practitioners. These specially trained professionals know how to target deep layers of connective tissue and muscle groups. They can loosen tight muscles, help to restore function in strains, and target trigger points that cause muscles to bunch and group as a result of damage or overuse.

When a person suffers a back injury, the pain they experience as a result of nerve damage often radiates into their muscles, creating secondary points of injury from stiffness, sprains, and even tears. A massage can stimulate healing of these areas while spinal adjustment corrects the nervous system injuries at the root of the problem.

What Other Benefits does Massage Therapy Offer?

Therapeutic massage offers a wide variety of benefits that extend far beyond healing soft tissue injuries. In addition to stimulating the body’s natural healing processes, therapeutic massage can help with issues as diverse as anxiety, digestive disorders, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia and more.

Testimonials

Words from our patients

  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
  • Yelp

    "...the entire staff [is] so friendly and welcoming. I would recommend Atlas to anyone especially a beginner like me."

    Michelle S.
  • Google+

    "Dr. Church and all his staff really work hard to make you feel like you are part of their family and you belong there. I highly recommend this practice."

    Lery A.
  • Google+

    "I cannot express enough how much [Dr. Church] has helped me out and I look forward to being a patient of his for years to come. I cannot recommend him enough."

    Carmine M.
  • "Dr. Church and his staff have always given fast, professional and extremely friendly service with a smile."

    George K.
  • "Dr. Church was very clear in explaining what needed to be done to get me back on track to health."

    Verified Patient
  • "The front desk staff is amazing, very personable and friendly!"

    Wendy M.
  • "Atlas is the best! Dr. Church takes the time to know and work with his patients as individuals."

    Eugene P.
  • "Everyone at Atlas is so friendly & really cares about you, they have made such a huge difference in my life by getting me out of pain & teaching me how to be healthier"

    Verified Patient
  • "Dr. Church offers classes that are very informative...I suggest people go to these as you will learn a great deal from Dr. Church's teachings."

    Adele H.
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Atlas Chiropractic
370 Hemingway Avenue
East Haven, CT 06512
Phone: 203-466-1111
Fax: (203) 468-9684
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