Massage therapy is a safe and effective complement to chiropractic care. Massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue to enhance function, aid in the healing process, and promote relaxation and well-being. In addition to the softening and lengthening of muscles, massage aids in healing and reduction of swelling. Massage causes an increase of local blood flow, it decreases muscular soreness and moderates pain. Massage also aids in the prevention of adhesion and scar tissue formation. Deep tissue massage has been shown to release endorphins and enkephalins. It has been shown to increase tissue pliability, improve lymphatic flow and stimulate the immune system.
Savanah Tompkins, Licensed Massage Therapist
Savanah is a member of the Back 2 Back Chiropractic team. She is a licensed and insured massage therapist. She graduated from the Health Enrichment Center, which provided her a diverse background and unique ability to blend many different physical and therapeutic modalities to meet each unique patient's needs. Her passions include helping each patient achieve optimal health by offering multiple techniques and incorporating natural health and healing benefits to massages.
Savanah’s therapeutic massage skills include:
- Swedish/General Relaxation
- Neuromuscular and Trigger Point Therapy
- Prenatal Massage
- Athletic Taping
- Sports Massage
- Hot Stone Massage
"As a massage therapist, it is my duty to conform the therapy to the patient, not conform the patient to the therapy"