Massage Therapy for Relaxation,
Pain Management, and Stress

Dr. Rodney Alward, DC

   3339 El Camino Avenue  
Sacramento California  9582
(916) 485-2225


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What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy physically and emotionally rejuvenates the body and mind by relaxing the muscles and easing and soothing your aches and pains.  We provide customized massages, and for added convenience we offer appointment times to accommodate your busy schedule: We are open Monday through Saturday, mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical and functional goals. Massage involves acting on and applying pressure, tension, motion, or vibration manually on the client's body. Target tissue may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, or other connective tissue as well as lymphatic vessels.

Chiropractic Care

What makes our massage therapy clinic unique is the availability of state-of-art chiropractic treatments. Dr. Alward has been providing chiropractic care to Sacramento residents for thirty years.


Types of Massage

Relaxation/Stress Reduction Massage

This is the most common form of massage. Relaxation massage is for stress and relaxation, as well as for preventive and wellness health care.  Swedish massage is the most common form of relaxation and stress reduction massage. Swedish massage is the first system of therapeutic massage. One of the goals of Swedish massage is to increase circulation by following the flow of blood from the body to the heart. Swedish massage can also shorten the recovery time from muscular strains and reduce stress.

• Deep Tissue Massage

The basis of Deep Tissue massage is to release chronic patterns of tension and pain.This technique uses slow strokes and deep finger, palm, elbow, and forearm pressure on the contacted area, either following or going across the grain of muscles, tendons, or fascia.Techniques such as friction, direct pressure, and compression can also be used. This type of massage is called "deep tissue" because it focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue.

• Sports Massage

Sports massage helps athletes to increase their endurance and performance, as well as help them recover quicker from competition or injuries. Sports massage is also helpful  in reducing the risk of injuries. This technique helps the novice or professional athletes before, during and after training events. Sports massage helps promote flexibility, remove muscle fatigue, improves endurance, and prepares the athlete to compete at their absolute best.

• Hot Stone Massage

This type of therapy combines massage techniques with hot stones to increase relaxation and allow the therapists to work deeper into the tissue.

• Aromatherapy Massage

Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils that have different therapeutic benefits. The essential oil is added the the massage lotion or cream to enhance the therapeutic benefits of the massage.

• Medical/Clinical Massage

This type of massage is for individuals seeking chiropractic health care with massage. Massage therapists perform specific soft tissue techniques prescribed by the chiropractic doctor's evaluation of a specific health condition. This is very beneficial for patients desiring to get well as fast as possible or who are not responding to their health care program. Chiropractic care is combined with massage therapy to help achieve maximal results for the patient. This type of care is commonly used for patients who also want a preventive and wellness health care program

• Trigger Point Therapy

Trigger Point Therapy consists of treating myofascial trigger points, usually focusing on specific areas of chronic pain.

• Pregnancy/Prenatal/Postnatal Therapy

This type of massage therapy works with expectant mothers to help alleviate discomforts associated with pregnancy and after pregnancy.

• Geriatric Massage

Massage therapy has been proven to help in restoring body movement, reduce pain, and decrease depression in the elderly.



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