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Massage Therapy at
Langlitz Chiropractic & Massage

Whether you’re seeking to relieve stress and pain, improve mood, promote healing, or simply relax, massage therapy at Langlitz Chiropractic & Massage can help you achieve your goals.

According to our lead Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Patricia Langlitz, “Massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissue to help release physical and psychological tension the body holds onto from daily life.”

Patricia and our other therapists provide an integrative medical approach which offers a personalized massage to address each person’s specific needs.
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Conditions Massage Can Address

There is significant evidence supporting the inclusion of massage therapy for many important patient health treatments. As reported in the American Massage Therapy Association publication, Massage & Medicine, current research indicates physicians are prescribing therapeutic massage for a variety of conditions including:

  • Neck and shoulder pain
  • Injury treatment
  • Joint replacement surgery
  • Back pain
  • Allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and temporary pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain and fibromyalgia
  • Sinusitis
  • Stress
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ/TMD dysfunction
  • Foot pain
  • Maternity and newborn care
  • Post-operative pain
  • Lymphatic drainage
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle pain
  • Cancer management
  • Athletic training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Hip pain
  • Scar management
  • Job-related injuries
  • Hospice Care
  • Wrist pain
  • Ergonomics
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Cardiac rehab
  • Elbow pain

Types of Massage Therapy We Offer

Acute Care and Injury Rehabilitation

Using a team/integrative approach to care, this form of therapy is completed under the direction of a physician. Working on muscles and connective tissues through a combination of physical stretching, exercise, and massage therapy, the goal is to reduce inflammation, pain, and spasm through various techniques including trigger point, myofascial release, and neuromuscular therapies.

This is more commonly used for auto-accident and workers’ compensation injuries. However, these treatments are suitable for anyone seeking to benefit from them.

Medical Massage

A full body or targeted massage involving varied pressure and techniques such as trigger point therapy, neuromuscular re-education, myofascial release, active and passive range of motion techniques and stretching.

This therapy is used to decrease inflammation and pain, assist in healing injuries, new or old, and restoring normal muscle function, flexibility, and range of motion.

Swedish Massage

A relaxing full-body massage achieved through long strokes and gentle pressures, which incorporates effleurage, petrissage, tapotement, percussion, and kneading.

This particular type of massage relieves muscle and emotional tensions, fatigue, and improves skin tone and flexibility.

Therapeutic Massage

A full body massage incorporating medium pressure, including stretching and myofascial work.

This massage will release muscle tension, anxiety, and body toxins while improving flexibility and muscle movement.

Deep Tissue Massage

This type includes either full body or specific area work in which the therapist uses heavy pressures to restore normal ranges of motion to your injured muscles and joints. This technique also uses trigger point therapy in which pressure on a tension point in the muscle is sustained until the tension releases.

This massage is designed to enhance muscle coordination and endurance, alleviates pain and discomfort.

Prenatal Massage

During pregnancy, your entire body adapts to the new life growing inside you. You need and deserve emotional and physical support. Prenatal massage is attentive to these concerns.

This type of massage offers relaxation and alleviation of neck and back pain caused by muscle weakness and imbalance. In addition, the development of sensory awareness in this massage promotes easier labor and delivery.

This style of massage can also help with symptoms such as:

  • Heartburn
  • Edema
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Anxiety relief
  • Circulation
  • Better Sleep
  • And more

What to Expect

Before your appointment, we will ask that you complete a Welcome Form which includes an initial general health history, allowing us to customize the massage in order to produce the best outcome.

Comfortable clothing can be worn, such as shorts and/or a sports bra, but each client is completely covered under linens. Extremities are uncovered during the massage allowing for minimal exposure to protect the modesty of the client.

We use unscented lotions that are paraben free, however, if you have allergies, we would request that you bring lotions that you would normally use that are known to keep you comfortable and safe.

Please also bring a list of any medications you are taking to ensure that the massage and pressure used are not in contrast to your overall health.

We will review your health history, specifically looking at past injuries and therapies, in order to provide the best customized care plan. Your massage will be configured based on this plan, your personal preferences, and physical condition.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you recommend massage therapy for someone injured and/0r for those who just want a relaxation massage?

Yes. We offer many types of massages that would be tailored to each individual’s specific muscular needs. A conversation with the therapist will help you schedule the massage that is right for you.

Are there individuals who should not get a massage?

While massage therapy is suitable for most people, those who have certain illnesses or other contraindications should not receive massage. Always ask your doctor but if you are not sure, we can help if this applies to you.

Can I have a massage before or after surgery?

Yes, Patricia books most pre and post-op sessions due to her training in multiple medical therapies from her extensive continuing education.

Book a Session

Experience healing and reduced muscle tension with massage therapy; contact us today to schedule!

Here is more information on our Massage Packages offered as well as a list of our other Massage Services and Discounts.
CONTACT US


Massage Therapy Springfield MA | (413) 732-4800