Massage is a part of human history that pre-dates words. While it certainly wasn’t as formal as it is today, humans have a need to be touched and to relieve stress to strengthen social bonds.

Here a brief overview of the many types of massage offered that can accompany your chiropractic care.

Relaxation (Swedish)

Swedish massage is perhaps the most well-known type of massage, and closest to what most people think of when they hear “massage.” It implements deep pressure in order to release tension from the body. This is a type of massage appropriate for just about everyone who want to be relieved from stress.

Neuromuscular Therapy

Neuromuscular therapy deals with specific muscles that are leading to chronic pain. Neuromuscular therapy requires an advanced knowledge of muscles and the amount of pressure they need in order to restore blood flow.

Mother’s Massage

Is there anyone who deserves a massage more than a mother-to-be? It takes a special knowledge of the body when dealing with expectant mothers. Much like certain medicines should be avoided in pregnancy, not every massage techniques is appropriate for when a woman is pregnant.


Reflexology is an ancient type of massage focusing on the feet and hands in order to enact change throughout the body. In traditional Chinese beliefs, reflexology involves reducing the blockage of Qi throughout the body. It’s also one heck of a good-feeling massage!

Lymphatic Drainage

Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle massage used to aid the passage of lymph throughout the body. This light, circular massage technique is used to promote the drainage of waste from the body, leading to overall increased health.

Lomi Lomi (Hawaiian Massage)

Lomi Lomi (also known as lomilomi) is a traditional Hawaiian massage passed down through the generations. It can involve the use of numerous massage implements and is sometimes used to aid digestion.


You can use any of the massage techniques to supplement your chiropractic care in Port Richey, FL. Come back to find out more about each technique in future blogs.