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Instrument-Assisted Massage in Glen Carbon

Tool adjustmentThere are many types of massage therapy that work to reduce muscle tension, increase blood flow, diminish inflammation and alleviate pain. At Superior Chiropractic & Rehab, we may incorporate instrument-assisted massage as part of your overall care plan.

Our Approach

Dr. Brad uses hand-held stainless steel tools that he pulls across your skin over areas of tension or “knots.” This scraping action draws more blood flow to the area, bringing oxygen and healing nutrients to the muscles to stimulate and accelerate the healing process.

You’ll receive your massage after your chiropractic adjustment.

Who It Helps

Since the goal of this method of care is to increase blood flow and break up scar tissue, it can often help with conditions like:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica

Dr. Brad will conduct a thorough examination to diagnose the underlying cause of your health issue. If this therapy can help, he’ll include it in your recommended care plan. All costs will be explained before you commit to care.

Why It Helps

When your body isn’t aligned and moving properly, muscle changes and scar tissue can develop. Breaking up this scar tissue and promoting healing in the muscles helps to reduce pain and restore freer movement to the area.

The metal instruments don’t “give” the way fingers do, so this type of massage is often more effective in addressing deeper muscles and fascia.

As with any therapy, repetition is needed for complete recovery. However, many patients experience noticeable improvement after one session.

Get Started for Just $50

We make it affordable to get started with comprehensive chiropractic care. We offer a new patient exam, which includes your consultation, thorough examination (including digital posture analysis and movement screen), report of findings and, if clinically appropriate, a chiropractic adjustment for $50. This entire fee is then donated to a local charity.

Contact us today to schedule your first appointment.

Instrument-Assisted Massage Glen Carbon & Edwardsville IL | (618) 844-1993