SOURCE: Back & Neck Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Sports Massage

September 07, 2011 07:00 ET

Vancouver Massage Therapy Now Offered at Chiropractic Clinic

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - Sep 7, 2011) - Back & Neck Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Sports Massage in Vancouver, WA has announced that the clinic offers massage therapy, alongside their chiropractic services. The wellness clinic has four licensed massage therapists on staff. The clinic's chiropractor, Dr. Michael Pettet, works with the massage therapists as part of a customized treatment program for individuals who are healing after an injury or managing pain. In addition to massage treatments, the practice also provides chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture treatments to relieve back pain, neck pain, headaches and other types of chronic pain. The practice serves the Vancouver and Portland communities.

Dr. Michael Pettet, a chiropractor with Back & Neck Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Sports Massage, announced that his practice has four massage therapists on staff to provide massage treatments for natural pain relief. "Not all practices offer this important treatment, and we are excited to be able to offer our patients comprehensive wellness services," said Dr. Pettet. "Additionally, by having four massage therapists on staff, we provide our patients with a wide variety of different treatment styles, customized to each patient's injury or pain management needs. This offers our patients an elevated level of service, and ensures that no patients need to wait to receive a needed treatment."

Dr. Pettet recommends Vancouver massage therapy as a complementary treatment for chiropractic adjustments and acupuncture. Studies show that massage, in conjunction with other treatments, can enhance pain relief and speed internal healing. Dr. Pettet said that during a massage treatment, the act of massaging and kneading muscles invigorates the muscle tissue. This promotes the flow of oxygen-rich blood into muscles and joints, helping to flush out toxins and lactic acid.

Studies from the Mayo Clinic and other leading medical research institutions show that massage treatments help relieve pain by releasing tension from superficial muscle layers. This minimizes contractions, nerve compressions and painful spasms. Massage also increases the level of endorphins in the body, which natural improves mood.

"Massage therapy offers tremendous benefits for patients who are seeking a natural form of pain relief," said Dr. Pettet. "The act of massaging soft tissues and muscles improves the flow of oxygenated blood, which promotes internal healing of the body's torn or damaged tissues. This provides pain relief benefits similar to prescription painkillers but without all the dangerous side effects."

The massage therapists offer a variety of different massage styles, including Swedish, sports massage and deep tissue massage that are customized to a patient's individual needs. According to Dr. Pettet, gentle pressure that is applied to stretch and relax muscles can help restore a full range of motion and flexibility to the body. The massage therapist may also apply pressure to trigger points, which according to Dr. Pettet may help relieve pain and spasms.

Patients interested in learning more about massage treatments and their benefits can visit the practice's website, Prospective patients may schedule an appointment by using the online appointment request form on the website as well.

Contact Information

  • Back & Neck Chiropractic, Acupuncture & Sports Massage
    Vancouver, WA