Manipulations massage Therapy


What are the benefits of combining massage therapy and chiropractic care?
Tight, tense muscles can pull the vertebrae out of alignment. Once the chiropractor has made an adjustment to the spine, stretching the muscles can help the adjustment stay in place. It is also difficult for the chiropractor to perform an adjustment on a person who has tense, contracted back muscles .A multi-treatment approach to relieving back pain has often been the best success rate.
What is the difference between Swedish massage and Deep tissue therapy?
Swedish massage: Most commonly offered and best known type of massage. Uses smooth gliding strokes, kneading, friction, stretching and sometimes tapping to promote relaxation, ease tension and create a sense of well-being.

Deep tissue therapy: Focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissues. It is helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas. The movements are slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.
Does insurance cover massage therapy?
Massage therapy may be covered by health insurance when prescribed by a chiropractor, osteopath, and physician or registered physical therapist. You must contact your health insurance provider for more information. In some cases, insurances will pay a percentage of cost. Flex pay is also an option.
What is the importance of drinking water?
Our bodies collect toxins thru the foods we eat, the things we drink, the air we breathe and all the surrounding stresses, as well as exercise, creates lactic acids that are then stored in the muscles and joints. With massage therapy, those muscles are manipulated and toxins are released into the blood stream. To expel it you must drink water. It also will help to prevent pain or achiness sometimes felt after a massage.
Can massage therapy help with chronic pain?
Muscles contract around any painful site to protect the area. Sometimes tight muscles press on nerves, causing tingling, numbness or more pain. Massage therapy helps by stretching tight muscles and stimulating the nervous system to relax tension, and as a result, will increase circulation. Waste products are flushed away and replaced with oxygen and nutrients. While a feel-good Swedish massage is great, permanent relief will come from Manipulations who specializes in massage techniques geared towards relieving pain such as Deep tissue therapy.
Is prenatal massage safe throughout the entire pregnancy?
Pregnant women can begin massage therapy at any point after the first trimester. Although some facilities will massage in the first trimester, because of different beliefs and increased statistics on health awareness in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, Manipulations will only massage in the 2nd and 3rd trimester.
Why is it important to use high quality organic massage products?
Our skin is the largest organ in our body and plays a vital role in all aspects of our health. When we massage oils into our skin, it is absorbed directly into our body through tissue and capillaries and then into the blood stream, which then travels to all organs. When insecticides, herbicides, fungicides are used in farming to grow seeds, nuts and vegetable oil crops, molecules of those chemicals show up in the extracted oil. That is why it is so important to choose oils that are pure and beneficial for us.
Why is it important to get a full assessment before and counseling after a massage?
Assessments allow us initially to identify what structures are causing your discomfort, and later to gauge your progress after consecutive treatments. This helps to provide you with an efficient and competent care. Here at Manipulations, we assess each individual to customize each treatment accordingly. Counseling and teaching specific strengthening techniques and stretching are also part of our assessments.
Why is it important to stretch?
Stretching affects the entire body by increasing flexibility, releasing both deep and superficial tension and helps the body's natural energy flow more freely. It enhances muscle coordination and also increases blood circulation which prevents injury. It increases range of motion in your joints and prevents other muscular ailments such as trigger point due to low circulation.
What is the difference between massage therapy in a salon and massage therapy at Manipulations, a massage therapy ONLY facility?
Receiving massage therapy in a salon is often noisy and somewhat stressful. There are usually a multitude of different services going on at the same time. Loud conversations and blow dryers make it hard to relax. Chemical fumes are also very unhealthy. Usually clients are given a fast, generic health form (some places don't even go as far as that) and asked very few questions. Massage treatments are not customized and there are no follow ups. No assessments, no treatment plans, just a standard massage.

Here at Manipulations we focus only on massage therapy. The ambience is tranquil and therapeutic. Welcoming calming infused aromas, organic products and soothing music. Professional assessments are done and adequate time is given to teach and counsel patients on strengthening techniques and stretching. Each treatment is customized to benefit each individual patient.

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45 1/2 West Bridge Street Oswego NY 13126
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Monday - Sunday 10 am - 6 pm.