Specializing in Condition-Specific Medical Massage Therapies

Therapeutic Massage

Stretching Therapy

Cupping Therapy

Learn about soft tissue & fascia

Massage Therapy

Yeager Chiropractic and Wellness focuses on specifically designed therapeutic massage, pregnancy massage, stretch therapy and cupping therapy. 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.

Brenda Allen, LMBT NC-16715

Brenda Allen

LMBT NC-16715

Kirsten Summa, LMBT NC-18144

Kirsten Summa

LMBT NC-18144

Therapeutic Massage

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.

  • Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)
    NMT is defined as the integrative system of bodywork designed to incorporate neurologic responses with myofascial tissue states; it addresses trigger points, hypertonicity in muscles, and postural compensation patterns to improve range of motion and reduce musculoskeletal pain and to restore balance between the nervous and musculoskeletal systems.
  • Myofascial Release
    Myofascial release is a type of treatment for skeletal muscle immobility using sustained pressure to achieve stretching of the fascia. Since this treatment targets the connective tissue, which surrounds and attaches to all structures internally, it is excellent for eliminating pain and restoring motion by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
  • Sports Massage
    Sports massage is beneficial to recover from injury and for maximum performance whether it is for serious competition or for regular exercise. We utilize multiple techniques for our sports massage from NMT and TPT to deep tissue. Stretching is incorporated into our sports massage.
  • Trigger Point Therapy (TPT)
    Trigger Points are hyperirritable spots in tight skeletal muscles that cause pain either locally or in a referred pain pattern. In a trigger point session, these spots will be treated so as to dissipate completely or become significantly reduced. Trigger Point Therapy helps with a number of issues including chronic stress, decreased range of motion, stiffness, headaches, fibromyalgia, and plantar fasciitis.
  • Deep Tissue
    Deep tissue treatments are simply focused on specific muscles/muscle groups of the body which may be tense from overuse, repetitive strain injuries, limited range of motion, stiffness, and soreness. Pressure may vary from firm to deep in relation to what the massage therapist determines will achieve maximum results for deeper-lying muscles. This is an ideal treatment for athletes!
  • Swedish
    Swedish massage is not too deep or intense and utilizes long gliding strokes and kneading of the muscles to promote relaxation, stress reduction and increase circulation.

Prenatal Massage

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

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.

CuppingTherapy

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

What is soft tissue?

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.

What is fascia/myofascial tissue?

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.

What is the role of fascia?

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

How can fascia and myofascial tissue cause pain?

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.

What conditions are related to myofascial pain?

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.

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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:

  • Reduce myofascial adhesions and trigger points
  • Increase arteriovenous and lymphatic circulation and flush out inflammation
  • Improve sliding of nerve tissue and reduce nerve friction and tension
  • Reduce or eliminate pain, reduce swelling
  • Improve posture, improve sleep
  • Improve muscle recovery after exercise
  • Improve range of motion without decreasing strength