Hidden Valley Chiropractic offers two primary types of massage: Swedish and Deep Tissue.
The main purpose of Swedish Massage is to increase the oxygen flow in the blood and release toxins from the muscles. Swedish Massage shortens recovery time from muscular strain by flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid and other metabolic wastes. It increases circulation without increasing heart load. It stretches the ligaments and tendons, keeping them supple and pliable. Swedish Massage also stimulates the skin and nervous system and soothes the nerves themselves at the same time. It reduces stress, both emotional and physical, and it is suggested in a regular program for stress management.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contacted areas, either following or going across the fibers of the muscles, tendons, and fascia. Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic, injured, and or healing muscles and the body’s soft tissue. At Hidden Valley Chiropractic, the deep tendon massage treatment is typically managed by Dr. Novak to ensure optimal benefit to the patient or client. Dr. Novak’s management involves communication with the massage therapist to specifically address your needs or condition.