Massage Therapy in San Jose CA
History of Massage: Massage is one of the oldest healing arts. Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity supression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
What is Massage? There are more than 200 variations of massage therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the enrgetic systems of the body. The use of oils, lotions, and powders may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.
Deep Tissue – Releases the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the concentrated areas.
Swedish – A system of long strokes, kneading and friction techniques on the superficial layers of the muscles, combined with active and passive movements of the joints to increase circulation.
Shiatsu & Acupressure – An ancient healing art using the fingers to press on key points of the body to stimulate circulation and the body’s natural curative abilities.
Sports Massage – Massage therapy focusing on muscles relevant to a particular sport.
Pre-Natal Massage – Specific techniques which may reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhand the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.
Reflexology – A massage based around a series of points on the hands and feet that correspond to various body areas to recue pain, increase relaxation and stimulate circulation of blood and lymphatic fluids.
Trigger Point Therapy – Applied concentrated finger pressure to “trigger points” (painful, irritated muscle areas) to break cycles of spasm and pain.
Heated Stone Massage – Warm smooth stones penetrate deeply to create relaxation and aid in circulation and muscle aches.
Benefits of Massage: Bodywork offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
* Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
* Stimulating the lymph system, the body’s natrual defense against toxic invaders.
* Relaxing and softening injured and overused muscles.
* Reducing spasms and cramping.
* Increasing joint flexibility.
* Reducing recovery time for strenous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
* Releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatments for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
* Reducing post-surgical adhesions and edema and reducing and realigning scar tissue after healing has occurred.
* Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with low back pain.
* Relieving pain for migraine sufferers and decreasing the need for medication.
Will my insurance cover it? Therapies provided as part of a prescribed treatment by a physician/chiropractor are often covered. Here at SCORE Clinic, our doctors work hand in hand with the massage team to facilitate insurance coverage. Contact our office for more information.
Our massage and acupuncture rooms offer complete privacy and serenity.
Each of our three massage suites, is designed for your comfort and decorated uniquely.
Acupuncture in San Jose CA
For more than 5,000 years, acupuncturists have treated many diseases or dysfunctions of the body by inserting fine needles into the skin at specific points. The needles stimulate these “acupuncture points” to normalize physiological functions, modify or prevent the perception of pain, and encourage the body’s own healing abilities.
Acupuncture is suitable for treating many disorders including but not limited to: low back pain, sprains, strains, nausea, headaches, migraines, chronic pain, sciatica, partial weakness after a stroke, and osteoarthritis.
Acupuncturists receive master’s degree level training in acupuncture and oriental medicine. Our licensed acupuncturist, Martin Knaus, L.Ac., holds a valid state-issued license in addition to his certification of education from the Five Branches Institue in Santa Cruz.
Acupuncture is performed with thin hair like, solid stainless steel needles. The needles are sterile, individually packaged, and disposable to prevent the possiblility of transmitting a communicable disease. The services available are:
* Needle Acupuncture
* Myofascial Release Technique
Personal Training in San Jose CA
Bulldog Sports and Fitness is committed to teaching, mentoring, training and coaching people of all ages, in sports, health, and fitness. They create a fun, safe, secure, and healthy environment where kids and adults can flourish physically and mentally. They are dedicated to ensuring that children’s introduction to sports, is a positive one, and instills a life long love of sports, health and fitness.
SCORE patients receive their first assessment at the special price of $50, which is half off the regular price. Call or email Bulldog Sports and Fitness to set up your appointment today.
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