Not All Massages Are Created Equal


mot all massageKnow how sometimes you walk into a room in the midst of a conversation and the part you hear makes absolutely no sense, or sounds a little creepy? Well, the other day had you heard me say “we’ll do anything you want, as long as it’s legal;” makes a lot more sense if you knew it was about the types of massage we have available here:

Swedish Massage is the most common type of massage. It involves soft, long, kneading strokes, as well as light, rhythmic, and tapping strokes, on the topmost layers of muscles. It’s used to treat sore muscles, tension, stress, and poor circulation. Swedish massage can be both relaxing and energizing.

Deep Tissue Massage is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body, rather than just the surface muscles. It’s best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff trouble spots in your body. It involves slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage can be quite therapeutic. It can relieve chronic patterns of tension and help with muscle injuries.

Hot Stone Massage uses smooth, heated stones that are placed on and used to massage the body. Hot stone promotes healing by targeting the deeper layers of muscle through the use of the heated stones. It helps relieve tension, eases muscle stiffness, and increases circulation. Hot stones can be very soothing and relaxing as they transmit heat deep into the body.

Prenatal Massage, also known as pregnancy massage, promotes relaxation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Prenatal massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back. Prenatal massage is much like a Swedish massage other than the positioning. In the second and third trimester side-laying will be used. If done in the first trimester, which is not always recommended, pillows will be used while lying on your back. Our therapist has the special certification to be able to administer a prenatal massage.

Orthopaedic Massage is a type of massage which is focused on treating painful conditions which affect the soft tissues of the body. A range of techniques are used to treat these conditions. The massage focuses on problems within the musculoskeletal system. It can release tight muscles, help stretch shortened muscles and tendons, and decompress joints.

Sports Massage main purpose is to help alleviate the stress and tension which builds up in the body’s soft tissues during physical activity. Sports Massage is normally associated with athletes, but is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. A Sports massage often includes various elements of Swedish massage and often incorporates a combination of other techniques involving stretching, compression, friction, toning, and trigger point.

Neuromuscular therapy is applied specifically to individual muscles. It is used to increase blood flow, release trigger points (intense knots of muscle tension that refer pain to other parts of the body), and release pressure on nerves caused by soft tissues. Neuromuscular therapy involves deep pressure that is applied an area until a release is felt.

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Testimonials

I have been having severe pain since 2014. I’ve had a full battery of x-rays/MRI done to diagnose my condition [as] severe arthritis. After I was prescribed an injection that I was told would take care of everything, the pain was back, worse than before. Dr. Lee reviewed my x-rays and MRI and set up a treatment plan... After the 1st visit my pain has decreased. I can already feel a big difference.

Before coming to Dr. Lee, my ankle pain would wake me up during the night because of its severity. Dr. Lee has helped alleviate the pain in my ankle. By performing specific exercises twice per week, the pain is non-existent!

I have been a patient of Dr.Lee's for about 10 months now. As a 22 year old, I have been suffering from back pain since I was about 13 years old. The pain increased a few years ago and despite physical therapy performed at other facilities, and pain medications from the doctor I was unable to control the level of discomfort. I found Dr. Lee and have been extremely happy with my results.

I came to Dr. Lee with several aches and pains. I was nervous about receiving chiropractic treatment but Dr. Lee eased my concerns by thoroughly making sure that I was a safe candidate for adjustments... After regular adjustments and Physical Therapy, my knee pain is gone, my elbow pain is gone, my ankle and wrist are improving AND I’m reducing the migraines I used to get too!

I began seeing Dr. Lee after noticing severe tenderness and pain in my left hip region... I was lucky to find Dr. Lee when I did, not only did he help me discover that the pain in my hip was actually related to a mass growing uncontrollably but he also gave me the comfort I’d been searching for with chiropractic. I’d recommend Dr. Lee to anyone who wants to be pain-free!

I have had lower back problems for about 35 years. As I aged, they were getting worse. I also noticed I was over weight. I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab because Dr. Lee could address both issues as part of a unified plan. The diet regimen, chiropractic, and personalized exercises worked!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had pain in my neck and shoulders... Now that I’m an adult, my pain continues, but Dr. Lee is helping me a lot. I have an appointment twice a week, and I can definitely tell a difference. I use pain management along with the tens unit and physical therapy. All three of these services are working great and I’m definitely feeling better.

I have had back problems for years. I have been to other chiropractors I have even gone to medical doctors no one has been able to make it feel any better. Then I found Dr. Lee I have finally found relief. I am feeling so much better after starting care at Susquehanna Spine & Rehab.

I began seeing Dr. Lee because of a shooting pain I developed in my left heel... After a brief examination, Dr. Lee explained to me that my pain was being caused by Plantar Fasciitis... Shortly after Dr. Lee began treating my heel, I noticed that I was experiencing less and less discomfort. In a few short weeks, I was able to continue my exercise routine and enjoy my daily activities pain-free!

When I came to Susquehanna Spine & Rehab I was very skeptical. After only 2 weeks at Susquehanna Spine and Rehab the severe pain in my neck, shoulder and arm had greatly improved … NO MORE PAIN! I can now sleep through the night without waking up in pain! THANK YOU SUSQUEHANNA SPINE & REHAB!!!

My daughter started falling up the stairs at school and having severe knee pain for no apparent reason... Dr. Lee did a thorough exam and walked us through his entire treatment plan. Every appointment was made at a time convenient to my schedule. Heather has made wonderful progress and is now pain-free. Dr. Lee was always available for questions and kept me well informed of her progress.

I have been to too many chiropractors to count in five different states and this is the best chiropractor I have been to so far.