How Massage Can Assist Your Treatment Plan

massage for shouldersby Ana Marcos, LMT

In my experience working with chiropractors, acupuncturists and personal trainers over the years, I have observed how massage can help to address the muscular component which was often not addressed in other offices.  Working with and observing Dr. DelFavero and the other doctors at 1st Choice, I’ve learned how what I do can actually compliment the muscle and fascial work the doctors do in their treatment sessions.  While the doctors work on a specific area of weakness or fascial restriction, in my sessions I get to address many of the surrounding muscles that stabilize and support the tissue being addressed or others that may be compensating due to your current issue.

A few examples:

      • For Neck, Shoulder & Mid back tension and pain – A massage session can
        include soft tissue therapy for neck, chest , upper back, rotator cuff, and arm muscles.  For example when the rhomboids are involved it can be very helpful to address the pectoral area.
      • For Low Back Pain – a session can include focused massage therapy on the
        gluts, quads, hamstrings, adductor, abductor, lower leg, and abdominal muscles. If you’ve been doing a lot of abdominal work, chances are the hip flexors are overworked and could use some attention.

Consider how previous or current athletic activities, work demands, or old injuries may also be affecting your current muscle tissue and function.

At 1st Choice I get to integrate Advanced Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and various Asian Bodywork techniques to provide a customized therapeutic massage session to address relieve muscle tension and help your body to relax.

Our goal is to help you & your body get the most out of each treatment session, so that you can return to doing the activities with ease that you need to do and/or enjoy and perform at the level you desire.

Ana Marcos is a Certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist. She brings over a decade of experience to our patients at 1st Choice Sports Rehab.  Her combination of eastern and western medicine help her to address complex problems and conditions in a way that effectively compliments your treatment at 1st Choice. To schedule an appointment call us at 404-377-0011.