Personalized Massage Therapy
Back In A Flash specializes in massage therapy tailored to each client’s specific needs & their specific wellness goals.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing massage after a long workweek, need to reduce muscle tension after a race, or relief from chronic pain, our therapists will always strive to provide you with an excellent massage therapy experience.
Our Denver chiropractic office provides specific massage therapy and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient’s unique pain condition or injury.
The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage therapy has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient’s range of motion, while also aiding in a patient’s recovery.
Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage therapy may help boost your immune system, help those who suffer from chronic conditions such as Cancer, Crohn’s, Lyme Disease, and other Autoimmune Conditions.
Massage therapy not only relieves stress and tension, it can aid in your recovery when used in conjunction with chiropractic treatments.
A couples massage allows partners to experience massage together in the same area as one therapist works on each person. This massage relaxes muscles, improves circulation, increases range of motion, and stimulates the skin and nervous system.
Hot Stone Massage
A hot stone massage is a type of massage therapy. It’s used to help you relax and ease tense muscles and damaged soft tissues throughout your body. During a hot stone massage, smooth, flat, heated stones are placed on specific parts of your body.
As the best-known type of bodywork performed today, one of the primary goals of the Swedish massage therapy technique is to relax the entire body. This massage therapy technique is accomplished by rubbing the muscles with long gliding strokes in the direction of blood returning to the heart
Trigger point massage therapy is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage for trigger point therapy, the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.
Downtown Denver Massage Therapy
Whether you have been in an automobile accident or simply want to relax, Massage Therapy is a natural, effective way to relieve stress and reduce pain and inflammation.
At Back In A Flash, our massage therapy team is comprised of seasoned massage therapists who are specifically trained to provide top notch therapeutic care, so that you can get the deep healing and pain relief your body needs.
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Massage Therapy Benefits
Details matter when it comes to body work and healing. Whether it’s a specialty massage or a traditional massage, our master therapists perform a full consultation to ensure the treatment will meet your desires.
Every new patient appointment begins with a thorough medical history review and a briefer intake for returning patients to identify and discuss any current medical conditions, injuries and/or symptoms.
A treatment plan for how to safely and effectively address the needs of the patient is established by the massage practitioner and patient together.
Symptoms or medical conditions that can be addressed include (but are not limited to):
Relieves stress and promotes an overall feeling of relaxation, helping you breathe and move more easily
Alleviates pain and tension, and helps you manage pain better
- Decreases inflammation
Promotes speedy recovery from injuries (work, trauma, accident or sports-related)
Increases mobility and provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion
Naturally improves poor circulation
Improves & strengthens immune system
Relieves musculoskeletal problems & improves posture
Relieves pregnancy discomforts
Massage Therapy FAQ
It’s totally naturally to have some questions about massage therapy when you aren’t familiar with the process. Here are answers to questions most frequently asked by first-time massage therapy clients:
Your massage therapist may require you to fill out a health history form. Afterward the therapist will begin by asking you general questions to establish what areas you would like worked on, if there are any conditions needing to be addressed, and to determine if massage is appropriate for you. Your massage therapist may perform certain assessments and testing to evaluate your condition and to see if you have any presenting complaints.
It is important to list all health concerns and medications so the therapist can adapt the session to your specific needs without doing any harm. It is also important to list any allergies so the therapist is aware if he/she needs to use a different oil or lotion during the session.
Your massage therapist should give you privacy to undress and get comfortable on the table.
If you prefer to stay fully clothed, then I recommend you explore the many other types of bodywork that are performed clothed.
This is known as draping and depends on the therapist and in some cases, the law. The vast majority of therapists will insist on draping. Once you are undressed and on the table under the drape, the therapist will only uncover the part of your body being worked on.
The genitals (women and men) and breasts (women) will not be uncovered. If the therapist is going to work on a woman’s abdomen, a second towel or sheet will be used to cover the breasts so the main sheet or towel can be moved to expose the abdomen.
Make yourself comfortable. If your therapist wants you to adjust your position, she/he will either move you or will ask you to move what is needed. Otherwise, change your position anytime to make yourself more comfortable.
Many people close their eyes and relax completely during a session; others prefer to talk. It’s up to you. It is your massage, and whatever feels natural to you is the best way to relax. Do not hesitate to ask questions at any time.
This depends on the type of massage and the depth of the strokes. A light, relaxing massage that doesn’t probe very deep into the muscles, shouldn’t hurt. With that being said, there is a ‘feels good’ hurt and an ‘ouch, stop it’ hurt. A good massage, even a really deep tissue massage, should always stay in the ‘feels good’ hurt range.
Pain can be an indication that the muscle is possibly injured or inflamed and pressure should be adjusted. Also, pain can cause you to tighten up and negate the relaxing effects of the massage. The most effective and deepest massage always works with your body’s natural response, not against it.
Sure, if you’d like to talk go right ahead. The important thing to remember is that this treatment is all about you relaxing and enjoying the experience. Many massage therapists discourage talking, let your mind float free and enter a state of massage bliss.
In many instances, people may feel more relaxed starting off talking, and as the massage therapy progresses, enter quiet states of relaxation.
The important issue here is that there are times when you need to speak up. If the therapist is doing anything to make you uncomfortable, you should let her/him know immediately. Also, let him/her know if you get too warm or too cold, if the room is too bright, or if the pressure needs to be changed (lighter or deeper). If something is not working for you – speak up! It’s OK!
Most people feel very relaxed. Some experience a significant decrease or freedom from long-term aches and pains. Many feel a little slowed down for a short period and then notice an increase of energy, heightened awareness and increased productivity which can last for days.
If you received a deep massage, you may be slightly sore the next day – much like a good workout at the gym. Sometimes a hot shower, or a soak in the tub can ease this soreness.
After your session you should increase your water intake a bit. Just a glass or two more than normal is usually fine. This helps keep your body’s tissues hydrated and healthy.
In my opinion there are few conditions which would prevent you from enjoying massage. You should not book a massage if you have a fever, cold/flu, or contagious skin infection. That’s it.
There are many other conditions in which your therapist may need to adapt his/her techniques (i.e. arthritis or osteoporosis) or avoid an area completely (i.e. cuts or burns). With some conditions it is a good idea to get an approval from your physician before you receive massage (cancer, certain heart conditions, pregnancy). This doesn’t mean you can’t get massage. But its always better to err on the side of caution.
Your therapist can advise you about your specific needs.
- Pain relief!
- Balances the nervous system; relieves stress and aids relaxation
- Decreases muscle tension and stiffness; daily activities are once again enjoyable when your body movements are eased
- Promotes faster healing of strained muscles and sprained ligaments
- Provides greater joint flexibility and range of motion, allowing you to do more of the things you enjoy!
- Enhances athletic performance
- Speeds healing after surgery or injuries; reduces pain and swelling; lessens formation of excessive scar tissue
- Promotes deeper and easier breathing; overall wellness and revitalization is enhanced when your body tissues receive adequate oxygen
- Improves circulation of blood and movement of lymph fluids; strengthens the immune system
- Enhances the health and nourishment of skin; a glowing complexion is revealed!
- Improves posture; proper distribution of weight on your joints will refine each and every movement and position required of you in your day!
In massage therapy, Draping is simply covering the client’s body so the individual feels comfortable on the massage table throughout each message session.