MASSAGE THERAPY

Massage Therapy in Rochester NY

Massage Therapy at our Rochester NY office focuses on site specific soft tissue treatments to compliment your chiropractic treatment plan. Chiropractic appointments may include a moderate amount of muscle manipulation, but the combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy can result in reduced discomfort during adjustments, increased range of motion, increased circulation and faster recovery times.

What can massage therapy help with?

  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic and Acute Pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Whiplash

Health Benefits of Massage Therapy:

  • Relieve stress, anxiety and depression
  • Promote relaxation
  • Improve circulation
  • Enhance quality of sleep and prevent insomnia and fatigue
  • Reduce inflammation and pain
  • Strengthen immune system function
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Increase joint flexibility and mobility
  • Speed up recovery time and prevent scar tissue following injury

You don’t have to wait until you’re in pain to see your massage therapist. Instead, consider massage a part of your self-care routine to help prevent injury and chronic pain.

Meet Our Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy Modalities

Swedish Massage Therapy

Swedish massage is the most common type of massage therapy practiced today. Smooth, gliding strokes toward the heart facilitate increased circulation, remove toxins from muscle tissue, improve immune system function, and create a sense of relaxation.

Deep Tissue Massage Therapy

Deep Tissue massage techniques are comparable to Swedish massage but with significantly firmer pressure. This method benefits those with chronic muscular tension and pain, injury, or pain attributed to inflamed fascia (soft tissue that covers organs, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels), tendons, or muscle tissue. The deep pressure used promotes the release of serotonin and oxytocin, resulting in enhanced relaxation and mental wellbeing.

Trigger Point Massage Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy is the treatment of tense and possibly painful areas in the soft tissue surrounding a stressed or injured muscle. Tissues may tear and adhere to each other, forming painful solid adhesions, resulting in referral pain radiating elsewhere. Manual Trigger Point Therapy uses several rounds of sustained isolated pressure applied directly onto the knot followed by a release. This modality is most effective with the participation of the recipient using deep breathing techniques throughout the treatment.

Prenatal Massage Therapy

Pregnancy can be incredibly physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing. Prenatal massage is a safe option to relieve many common discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of sleep, erratic hormone levels, stress and anxiety, sciatic nerve compression, and low back or hip pain. Gentle strokes promote movement of lymphatic fluid and increase blood flow to alleviate swelling in the extremities and improve fatigue. Modifications are made as your pregnancy progresses to ensure the wellbeing of you and baby. If your pregnancy is high-risk, speak to your OBGYN or midwife to get clearance before receiving prenatal treatment. Andrea Pazda, LMT and Jacqueline Zimmer, LMT are our prenatal massage therapists.

Conditions That Benefit From Prenatal Massage

Headaches
Neck Pain
Shoulder Pain
Upper Back Pain

Hand & Arm Numbness
Low Back Pain
Pelvic Pain
Hip Pain

Foot Swelling & Numbness
Sciatic Nerve Compression
Anxiety
Stress

Sports Massage Therapy

Each athlete is unique and requires an individualized approach to treat or prevent future injury. In order to develop a successful, proactive treatment plan, our massage therapists will assess how you move through your workout or sport specific movements as well as every day activities. Repetitive motion, if performed incorrectly, can hinder performance and even cause injury. Whether you’re a weekend warrior, play a sport competitively or recreationally, or just hit the gym regularly, sports massage can increase range of motion, reduce or prevent delayed onset muscle soreness or lead to a new personal record.

Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

A “knot”, also known as an adhesion, is a group of individual muscle fibers that are stuck in contraction.

Prenatal massage is a safe option to relieve many common discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of sleep, erratic hormone levels, stress and anxiety, sciatic nerve compression, and low back or hip pain. Gentle strokes promote movement of lymphatic fluid and increase blood flow to alleviate swelling in the extremities and improve fatigue. Modifications are made as your pregnancy progresses to ensure the wellbeing of you and baby. If your pregnancy is high-risk, speak to your OBGYN or midwife to get clearance before receiving prenatal treatment.

It is safe to get a prenatal massage during your first trimester, as long as your pregnancy is not high risk.

Our massage therapists often suggest having a massage every 4-6 weeks for general wellness. If you are experiencing a new or acute complaint, your therapist may suggest you to come in more frequently for a a period of time until the issue is resolved, after which you can go back to maintenance care.

Our team of massage therapists is extensively trained and adept at catering to clients of all ages. At Pinnacle Hill Chiropractic, we warmly welcome individuals under the age of 18 for massage therapy sessions. Andrea is proficient in treating clients aged 13 and above, while Jackie is experienced in working with those aged 12 and older. For clients under 16 years old, we kindly request the presence of a parent or guardian in the room during the session.

Schedule a visit with a Rochester Chiropractor, Rochester Massage Therapist or Nutrition Specialist at our office in Rochester, NY!

“My experience working with the massage therapists at Pinnacle Hill Chiropractic has been incredible! They both have a background in deep tissue work, but focus on your chief complaint and help you reach your goals! Andrea has been a wonderful addition to the team.”