Massage Therapy in Alexandria VA

Chiropractic Alexandria VA Massage

Therapeutic massage in Alexandria VA is a health practice found in all major civilizations, past and present. The healing systems of many cultures use hands-on therapy to eliminate pain and facilitate the body`s own healing abilities.

Benefits of Massage Therapy in Alexandria VA

Massage therapy can be used for health promotion as well as for its curative aspect and has many applications and variations depending upon each individual`s needs.

As our own culture becomes more interested in massage therapy and as advances are made in fields such as neurology and exercise physiology, the therapeutic effects of massage are supported and recognized by scientific research. Some commonly known benefits are relaxation, improved circulation, and relief from muscle tension (especially chronic). In addition, new applications are surfacing in areas related to mental and emotional well-being, premature infant care, stroke patients, and elder care.

There are many types of massage, each able to address a repertoire of specific concerns. A Strong massage therapist typically practices several modalities and after a brief intake with you, will suggest which kind best addresses your overall goals. Often, several styles are blended into the session. Besides a therapist`s skill set and chosen technique, it is important that you feel personally comfortable with the therapist. Any of our staff at Family Chiropractic would be happy to assist you in choosing the right therapist for your needs.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Triggers the Relaxation Response
  • Manually restores length to muscle tissue that is shortened (or knotted)
  • Reconfigures scar tissue (cross-fiber frictioning)
  • Improves joint flexibility
  • Improves blood and lymph circulation
  • Reduces swelling from surgeries (lymphatic drainage massage)
  • Releases tight connective tissue (myofascial massage)
  • Reduces the recovery time from injuries

Specific Conditions that Therapeutic Massage Can Improve/Eliminate

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Anxiety and nervousness
  • Insomnia
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic jaw pain
  • Elbow tendinitis
  • Insomnia
  • Constipation
  • Back pain
  • Muscle cramping

Massage therapy is even more beneficial when linked to chiropractic care. Aligning your frame and restoring healthy nerve function allows your body to derive the maximum benefit from massage.

When reaching an advanced level, this can also be used as a self-mobilization of the SI joint between visits.

We have Massage appointments available
9 am until 7 pm
Monday through Friday
Saturday morning appointments are available twice monthly.
Please call (703) 357-1985 to schedule
You will not be disappointed!

8:30am - 2:00pm

1:30pm - 6:00pm

8:30am - 6:00pm


8:30am - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Family Chiropractic of Alexandria

5246 Dawes Ave
Alexandria, VA 22311

(703) 357-1985