Chiropractor Care, Massage & Natural Health Center...
Fort Lauderdale Spine and Injury Center
Welcome to ElanVitalHealthcare.com
2598 East Sunrise Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. 33304
MASSAGE Öfor MEDICAL THERAPY or WELLNESS
we welcome you to come
~ Renew ~ Rejuvinate
is Medical Massage?
massage is a therapeutic massage delivered in a medical setting - that is, under
the direction of a doctor or other health care provider.
you are having a problem, that you would like to correct with a massage
Dr. Matrale is available for a consultation to get you back on track.
Medical massage can be an effective
treatment for a number of conditions:
- neck pain
- low-back pain
- tendonitis, and other tendon injuries
- myofascial pain
- trigger points
- repetitive strain injuries
- athletic injuries
- post-injury rehabilitation
- carpal tunnel syndrome/CTS
- thoracic outlet syndrome/TOS
(especially when musculoskeletal issues
cause the problem)
- temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
What is Wellness
Wellness massage is a
massage to help manage stress, to address minor injuries, or
persistent tightness from activities, or to just chill out and relax.
It's a natural healthcare approach to taking care of your body.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
Stimulates the release of endorphins
- with high endorphin levels,
we feel less pain
and fewer negative effects of stress
Strengthens the immune system
Aids in the removal of toxins
Reduces muscular tension
Improves circulation of blood &
Increases the flow of oxygen and
nutrients to cells and tissues
Increases flexibility & improves
joint range of motion
Relieves mental & physical stress
TYPES OF MASSAGE
DEEP TISSUE :
type of massage is best suited for those in pain. As the name suggests, it is a
more intense massage style. It can help reduce scar tissue and bring more blood
and oxygen to the muscles. This can help relieve tightness and speed healing.
Deep tissue work can sometimes be uncomfortable, or even a little painful, but
breathing deeply helps. Your therapist will always work with you and never go
past your comfort level.
Reflexology, also known as zone therapy, is a type of massage where pressure is
applied to specific areas of the feet and hands in order to generate a
beneficial effect on other parts of the body.
The word "Reiki" actually translates to "Universal Life Force Energy." The usual
treatment of Reiki massage begins at the head and works its way through the
seven different chakras. The therapists hand placements coincide with the seven
major chakras or energy centers of the body. Reiki massage has been used to help
patients manage pain and increase their quality of living. Reiki massage is
different from normal massage because the practitioner does not knead or
manipulate the tissues or muscles. Instead, the hands of the practitioner remain
still, and the energy of healing is sent through the channels of the
practitioner into the patient.
This type of massage is excellent for deep relaxation and is good for
circulation. Long gliding strokes will be used with oil or lotion, depending on
Have someone enjoy a massage from you!
Remember, massage has its greatest benefits
over time. The therapeutic effects of massage are cumulative, so the more often
a person gets a massage, the quicker the body will respond and the better you
If you are getting massage to address chronic muscular
tension, recovery from a soft tissue injury, or other related condition, more than one
massage appointment is usually
needed, so be proactive and schedule several massage sessions. We do offer plans
for multiple massage appointments.
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Frequently Asked Questions
1. Will I have to completely undress to get my massage?
This depends entirely on your own comfort level. You will be
completely covered by a sheet, and your massage therapist will
uncover only the area being worked on. If you are more comfortable
leaving your undergarments on, your therapist will work around them.
2. Certain spots really hurt when I am being worked on. Is this
Certain massage styles tend to be more intense than others. Deep
tissue massage for example may sometimes be uncomfortable. If you
come across an area that is extremely sore, breathing deeply helps.
Intense pain is not normal, and your therapist will never go beyond
your comfort level. It is important to communicate with your
therapist if something is too painful.
3. What if the pressure is too hard or not deep enough? How can I
say something without hurting my massage therapistís feelings?
Each personís body is different, and responds to different things.
Your therapist knows this, and wonít take anything personally. They
want you to enjoy your massage, so if something doesnít feel exactly
right, speak up, and they will try and change things more to your
4. Why do people say to drink water after getting a massage?
When you get a massage, the kneading motion releases many toxins
from your muscles into the body. By drinking water, it helps flush
these toxins out of your body. If you donít drink water, you may end
up feeling really sore, or even nauseated.
5. Is it okay to get a massage when I am pregnant?
When you are pregnant, it is important to clear everything with your
doctor. Sometimes doctors do not recommend massage during the first
trimester. But once you have cleared it with your doctor, know that
massage can be beneficial if you are expecting. Carrying a baby puts
a great deal of pressure on the lower back. Getting a massage can
help relieve some of that pressure. Massage can also help with the
poor circulation some women experience in their legs.
6. It is uncomfortable for me to lie on my stomach. Is there any
way I can still get a good massage?
Absolutely. It is important to find out why it is uncomfortable to
lie on your stomach. Many times expectant mothers, people who are
overweight, women with large breasts, and people who have had a
recent surgery find it uncomfortable to lie on their stomach. In
these cases, use of a special pillow that is placed on top of the
standard massage table is helpful. The pillow has more cushioning,
and most people find that they are quite comfortable lying on their
stomach when they use it. If, on the other hand, you are
uncomfortable lying on your stomach because of breathing problems,
or other issues, massage can still be done while you are lying on
each side, and then on your back. The only drawback to this
approach is that it may prevent your massage therapist from giving
as deep of a massage as you would get if you were lying on your
Located in Broward
service is conveniently located in
Elan Vital Healthcare
Chiropractic Care Office at
4640 North Federal Highway-Suite D,
Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33308
across from Holy Cross Hospital in the Peal Medical Building and serves the surrounding areas of Wilton Manors, Coral
Ridge, Oakland Park.
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