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Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

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Massage Therapy is the therapeutic manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques, to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and total well-being.

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* Provided by the NIH-NCCIH

  • The term “massage therapy” includes many techniques, and the type of massage given usually depends on your needs and physical condition. Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. References to massage appear in ancient writings from China, Japan, India, and Egypt.
  • In general, massage therapists work on muscle and other soft tissue to help you feel better. In Swedish massage, the therapist uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration, and tapping.
  • Sports massage combines techniques of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage to release chronic muscle tension. It is adapted to the needs of athletes.
  • Myofascial trigger point therapy focuses on trigger points—areas that are painful when pressed and are associated with pain elsewhere in the body.
  • Massage therapy is sometimes done using essential oils as a form of aromatherapy.

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After meeting Dr. Tom Roselle, DC at a Town Hall meeting, I made an appointment for a spinal cord/brain injury that resulted in Autonomic Dysfunction (POTS).

For the last ten years, I was fainting/passing out many times a day, had liable blood pressure, gastroparesis, neuropathy and severe pain.

My first appointment was with Dr. Tom Roselle, DC. His understanding of dysfunction of the body and its causes are exceptional. He took the time that was needed, explained the diagnosis and treatment plan in detail. I also saw Dr. Scott Lamp, Sue Roselle for nutrition, and Dr. Stephanie Pina for acupuncture-all very knowledgeable. The staff is welcoming and professional. The waiting room is calm and comfortable.

My health has significantly improved because of the Roselle Center for Healing. I was bedridden. I no longer pass out. I needed IV's and now I can eat and enjoy food. I used a walker and now I walk unaided. This past weekend, I hiked four miles!  My many thanks to the Roselle Center for Healing-you have changed my life!

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