What is therapeutic massage?

Therapeutic massage includes massage treatments used to reduce stress, rehabilitate sports injuries, address anxiety and depression, alleviate pain, increase relaxation, and enhance general wellness all while improving circulation.

What is the difference between therapeutic massage and relaxation massage?

Therapeutic massage differs from relaxation massage in intent and techniques. A therapeutic massage is intended to affect specifically targeted areas, while a relaxation massage usually covers most areas of the body. Many therapists use specific connective tissue release and neural muscular therapy techniques during a therapeutic massage. When you arrive at our office for your massage therapy in Sunnyvale, California, our therapist will ask you about your symptoms, medical history, and desired results. We may also perform an evaluation through touch to locate tense or painful areas and determine how much pressure to apply during the massage. Good communication between the patient and therapist is crucial in massage therapy treatments. It is also essential to combine chiropractor healing techniques with massage therapy to restore the body’s harmony. In some cases, we may recommend whole food supplements or other nutrition counseling to further improve your whole body wellbeing.

Our massage therapist at The Chiropractic Way utilizes a number of techniques to suit your individual needs, including:

  • Deep tissue
  • Post surgery or post injury
  • Pregnancy
  • Reiki
  • Sports massage
  • Trauma release
  • Trager
  • Trigger point

To learn more, please call Dr. Meir Tako’s office today.