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By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
August 24, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Massage Therapy  

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally take pride in providing their patients with holistic wellness and comprehensive treatment for back pain, acute or chronic injury, sports rehabilitation, and more. As a part of serving the Tampa, FL community, massage therapy is one of our cornerstone treatment modalities. Learn more about how you can start receiving the health benefits of massage therapy below.

Why Massage Therapy?

When most people think about chiropractic care, they think about chiropractic adjustments. However, total chiropractic care involves a look at the entire body, caring for the muscles and surrounding tissue just as much as the joints to which they attach. Therefore, we regularly employ massage therapy for its wealth of therapeutic benefits. 

According to West Virginia Medicine, regular massage therapy can:

  • Reduce pain in the lower back and increase range of motion
  • Kick start the lymphatic flow, activating the body's defense against illness
  • Help athletes recover from high-intensity training sessions
  • Stretch and exercise tight muscles
  • Improve flexibility at the joint
  • Decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Catalyze tissue regeneration
  • Reduce post-op or post-injury swelling
  • Relax cramping or spasms in muscles
  • Soothe tired, overused muscles
  • Release endorphins
  • Alleviate headache and migraine pain

Other Common Applications Of Massage Therapy

Arthritis

According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, weekly massage can soothe knee osteoarthritis compared to other methods of standard care. It's also been shown to alleviate pain, anxiety, and grip strength in those who suffer from arthritic hands.

Back pain

If you think massage, you typically think about back pain. And why not? It's a great way to treat both neck and back pain.

Alongside anecdotal evidence that getting a massage relieves tension in those areas, evidence shows its application. The Annals of Internal Medicine confirmed that regular massage effectively treats back pain in a study that reduced pain, made it easier to perform daily tasks, and left participants less reliant on drugs to feel better. In short - massage can take a painful existence and turn it into a pain-free one. 

Get in touch for massage therapy today!

Contact Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL at 813-884-1457 to get started with massage therapy and finally find pain relief now.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
April 05, 2021
Tags: Massage Therapy  

Beyond helping you relax, massage therapy can greatly improve your quality of life in more ways than you may think. The beneficial health effects range from pain management, to enhancing the way you perform everyday activities. To learn about all the ways that massage therapy can help you, get in contact with your local Tampa, FL, specialists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy.

Managing Stress

Indulging in a moment of relaxation is not a luxury, your mental wellbeing is as important as your physical one because they are interconnected. Stress can negatively impact your overall health and is even more damaging if you already suffer from a chronic condition, but the good news is that massage therapy can help you manage stress.

Managing Pain

Massage therapy is often recommended to those suffering from tension headaches and migraines and can be helpful for those dealing with pain in general. Especially if you are hoping to try a drug-free pain relief alternative.

Inflammation is often a source of pain and massage therapy can be targeted to help decrease it in the troublesome areas.

Everyday Benefits

Frequent massage therapy can, with time, help adjust your limbs and joints and thus provide you with a greater range of motion. It can also improve your posture and the way you walk, providing you with better balance. Both are benefits that can dramatically change the way you tackle everyday life.

Many eventually experience a boost to their energy because of all the physical improvements and better sleep habits as a result of a reduction in stress, among other everyday positive effects.

Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL

The only way to really find out how massage therapy can make your everyday life better is to experience it for yourself. So if you live in Tampa, FL, or nearby, make an appointment today at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy by dialing (813) 884-1457.

By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
February 13, 2020
Category: Chiropractic
Tags: Massage Therapy  

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, we provide patients with quality care by utilizing the most modern equipment, technology, and massage therapy techniques available. Whether the idea of this relaxation method is new to you, or you've reaped the benefits before, many different types can improve your wellness as a whole. In our Tampa, FL, office, our team of massage therapists works with your chiropractors, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally. We can help you achieve fewer migraines, improve nerve system function, and help you relax, all with gentle hand manipulation. Read on to learn more.

Why Consider Massage Therapy?

Getting a massage is the best thing you can do for your body, mind, and spirit. It can help you reach a healthier mental and emotional frame of mind by managing symptoms of depression, anxiety, or chronic pain. It also delivers physical benefits, like correcting posture, curbing pain in specific areas of the body, and promoting relaxation and stability.

The Different Types of Massage Therapy

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, our therapists focus on specific areas of the body utilizing these popular methods:

  • Swedish - ideal for people who are new to massage therapy, carry excessive tension and are sensitive to touch. The therapist will use a combination of long flowing strokes, kneading, deep, circular motions, as well as vibration and tapping.
  • Sports Therapy - beneficial for athletes who need to improve range of motion, prevent injury, or alleviate issues and aches. This technique focuses on treating soft tissue injuries and reducing muscle stiffness using mild to moderate pressure.
  • Muscle Energy - is excellent for people with a limited range of motion and require effective pain management. This manual therapy utilizes deep or soothing strokes to loosen and stretch the muscles.

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Research shows that there are endless reasons to get a massage. It can alleviate symptoms that result from conditions like fibromyalgia, stress, low-back pain, and many others. Additional advantages to massage therapy also include:

  • Less fatigue
  • Immunity boost
  • Better sleep quality
  • Elimination of toxins
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduction in pain and discomfort

Whether you are skeptical about getting your first massage or a master searching for new techniques, our therapists at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy make patients feel warm and welcome from the minute they walk in the door. For more information about massage therapy, conditions treated, and other services provided, visit our website. For appointment scheduling in our Tampa, FL, office, please call 813-884-1457.

By SHELDON ROAD CHIROPRACTIC & MASSAGE THERAPY
October 22, 2018
Category: Chiropractor

Many people experience neck or back pain related to spinal disc problems. Such problems can be due to an injury, accident, or medical disc surgery alternativescondition. In certain cases, spinal disc surgery is the best option for delivering long-term relief from disc-related neck and back pain. However, surgery is not the only option as there are several effective alternatives to disc surgery. At Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elizabeth Gionfriddo are your chiropractors in Tampa, FL.

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care is one effective alternative to disc surgery. It can help alleviate neck and back pain associated with spinal disc problems. Chiropractic care includes a range of techniques and therapies for adjusting the spine to improve alignment, which can provide relief from pain and discomfort.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is another effective option for treating neck and back pain that avoids surgery. Massage therapy involves manipulation of the body’s soft tissues through massage techniques in order to alleviate pain and discomfort. One type of massage therapy called traction massage is especially helpful for stretching the back muscles. Traction massage is sometimes used prior to chiropractic spinal adjustments to relax the back muscles and aid in spinal adjustment.

Other Alternative Treatments

There are several other alternatives to disc surgery beyond chiropractic techniques and massage therapy. Other options include laser therapy and spinal decompression therapy, among others. Laser therapy helps rejuvenate damaged cells and reduce inflammation, which can alleviate pain. It is an effective option for treating disc-related injuries or disease. Spinal decompression therapy can be used to treat more serious neck and back pain related conditions, such as herniated discs, bulging discs, sciatica, and degenerative disc disease.

Several alternatives to disc surgery are available for treating different disc-related conditions and problems that are causing back or neck pain. To learn more about disc surgery alternatives in Tampa, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kollias, Dr. Scaz, or Dr. Gionfriddo by calling Sheldon Road Chiropractic and Massage Therapy at (813) 884-1457.


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