Yeager Chiropractic and Wellness focuses on specifically designed therapeutic massage and pregnancy massage. We specialize in condition-specific medical massage. Our massages are purposeful to achieve the ultimate goal of maximum health whether it is to restore flexibility, reduce pain and increase range of motion due to an injury or condition or to reduce stress and anxiety.
Prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care. We utilize gentle techniques combined with therapeutic techniques. Massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety and stress, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle and joint pains including back pain, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Other potential benefits of massage during pregnancy include hormone regulation, improved circulation, reduced arm and leg edema and swelling, reduced headaches, improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles and better sleep.
Stretch therapy is an assisted stretching technique using passive movements and active muscle actions targeting not only muscle but the surrounding fascia and joints.
We use a combination of stretching techniques including proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) to improve range of motion and increase elasticity of the musculotendinous and myofascial tissue. Therapeutic stretching is an effective way to improve myofascial health, reduce pain and improve flexibility in both the muscles and joints.
Clients come prepared in comfortable, stretchable clothing.
Cupping is an excellent form of deep tissue massage and involves creating a vacuum within cups placed on certain points on the skin. This pulls up the underlying tissues, causing blood to flow to that area, stimulating localized healing, releases muscle tension and adhesions, causes tissues to release toxins and activates the lymphatic system.
*Cupping frequently causes circular marks on the skin. This is due to bringing blood to the surface, like a bruise, but is not the same as a bruise caused by blunt-force trauma and will fade in a matter of hours, days or in some cases weeks.
Learn More about Your Soft Tissue and Pain
Soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body. Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, fibrous tissues, fat, blood vessels, and synovial membranes.
Fascia is the sticky connective tissue network that holds us together made up of elastin, collagen and a viscous ground substance. The fascia encompasses and infuses every tissue in the body; our muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, organs and bones. It is found in between and around muscles and nerves. Together, muscle and fascia make up what is called the myofascial system.
Fascia plays a large role in our biomechanical regulatory system and is essential for stability, loadbearing and movement. It allows for stretching and contraction which allows our skin to bounce back to its normal shape. It is crucial for high performance and central in recovery from injury and disability
Healthy myofascial tissue is soft, viscous, relaxed and free of pain; however, trauma and inflammation to the tissue can cause it to become tight and more rigid. When fascia is traumatized (physically or emotionally) the viscous ground substance coagulates and the collagen and elastin fibers move closer together leading to knots and adhesions in the tissue. This can cause a restriction in motion and lead to the development of acute and chronic myofascial adhesions, trigger points and impede the sliding of peripheral nerves that can cause pain anywhere in the body. The impediment of the peripheral nerves sliding can add to nerve tension, compression and inflammation of the nerve.
Chronic neck and back pain, extremity pain, muscle spasms, headaches, difficulty breathing, reduced flexibility, repetitive use syndromes such as carpal tunnel and peripheral nerve entrapment may all be due to a problem in the myofascial tissue. Trauma from whiplash, a fall, the effects of surgery or chronic bad posture are some of the things that can contribute to myofascial pain syndrome. Emotional stress can also lead to tightening fascia and can cause increased pressure on the muscles, nerves and organs that leads to chronic pain.
Our soft tissue treatment methods focus on improving the health of the muscle, fascia and nerve tissue and can have a positive effect on joint mobility. We utilize one or a combination of techniques including therapeutic massage, stretch therapy and cupping to get the best results with the following therapeutic BENEFITS: