Whether you’re in need of tension release following a long day in front of a computer, or a massage that digs deeper into the muscles following a hard week of training, Onsight Chiropractic has the techniques to put you back together. Sonja Gubalke, Amy Hale, and Amanda Upchurch have a combined 20 years of experience in their art form. From 1 to 2-hour options, their attuned hands will create palpable openness and ease in your body. You’ll leave feeling both worked and relaxed—in a good way!
Massage Therapy equals a happy you!
You’ll leave feeling both worked and relaxed—in a good way!
Our Treatments and Techniques
Here is a short list of just some of the more common massage therapy treatments and techniques we use to help you on your road to recovery.
Swedish Massage is a system of long strokes, kneading, friction, tapping, percussion, vibration and shaking motions that apply pressure between muscles and bones, rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.
Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to Swedish massage, but the deeper pressure is beneficial in releasing chronic muscle tension. The focus is on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding muscles, bones and joints).
By definition, Trigger Point technique is the utilization of static pressure on specific spasm points to relieve pain. This technique manipulates the soft tissue of the body (muscles, tendons and connective tissue) to balance the central nervous system.
Myofascial release (or MFR) is a hands-on deep tissue method that treats skeletal muscle immobility and pain by relaxing contracted muscles, improving blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulating the stretch reflex in muscles.
Lymphatic massage, also called lymphatic drainage or manual lymph drainage, is a technique for treatment of lymphedema, an accumulation of fluid that can occur after lymph nodes are removed during surgery. The therapist gently rubs, strokes, taps or pushes the skin in directions that follow the structure of the lymphatic system so that accumulated lymph fluid can drain through proper channels. Lymphatic drainage is very gentle, is not painful and doesn’t have a stimulating effect.
Our massage therapists as well as our chiropractors are trained in myofascial decompression using a cupping technique. The process involves lifting the skin upward by the vacuum created inside plastic cups. Your therapist will either slide or hold the cups still for several minutes in one region to increase blood perfusion, needed to maintain a healthy muscular system. The effect can feel great and also leave visible red circles that may take 7-14 days, on average, to fade away from your skin.
You begin with a 1-hour full body massage and the remaining 30 minutes are reserved for an aromatherapy massage. Amanda gently applies 8 therapeutic grade essential oils to your back and feet to provide relaxation, boost immunity, and lower inflammation.