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Many people think of a massage therapy session as a luxury—a rare indulgence you save up for and only get while on vacation. However, the truth is that massage therapy has many potential medical benefits. At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, our massage therapists offer much more than a relaxing afternoon. They use their specialized training, as well as Synergy’s unique techniques, to address a range of issues, from chronic pain to limited range-of-motion to acute soreness. Here are some of the reasons a Synergy massage might be just what you need:

massage-therapyStress relief:

The topic of stress relief’s potential health benefits is a big one. Relieving stress can help with issues closely tied to one’s mental state, like headaches and insomnia, and many people attest that stress correlates to overall physical health. Our knowledge of exactly how stress impacts health is evolving, but we know that physical relaxation (like that which a massage can bring) can measurably affect heart rate and blood pressure. The immediate effects of regulating one’s heart rate and blood pressure are clear; high blood pressure can cause a number of heart problems, increase the risk of stroke, and damage the kidneys, among other health issues.

Pain and soreness Relief:

Massage therapy is increasingly recognized as a legitimate, effective therapy for pain relief. Anyone who’s gotten a decent massage when his or her muscles were sore can attest to massage therapy’s ability to soothe pain in the moment, but you may not realize that it can also be therapeutically healing in the long term.

Massage relaxes the muscles, tendons, and joints, and studies have shown it to affect long-standing pain issues. Over the past decade, several National Center for Complementary & Integrative Health (NCCIH)-funded studies have lent scientific credence to the pain-relieving power of massage therapy. Massage therapy has been shown to have an effect on conditions like chronic neck pain, pain due to osteoarthritis of the knee, chronic lower-back pain, and even pain caused by childbirth.

What makes a Synergy massage different?

A standard massage can help with mental stress relief, as well as pain and soreness in a localized area. However, a massage using the Synergy Release Treatment can accomplish more lasting physical results. Ordinary massagetherapy treats only the symptoms of acute injuries, repetitive stress issues, etc., whereas Synergy’s methods treat the root causes.

A Synergy Release Massage Therapist (SRMT) will first perform a Synergy Release Treatment evaluation to assess the foundational problems that ultimately manifest in whatever discomfort you may be experiencing. Once the root cause of your problem is treated, the SRMT will treat the symptoms, bringing in-the-moment relief as well as long-term correction. Perhaps most importantly, this process of structural correction and treatment reduces the likelihood of reinjury, allowing you to get back to your active lifestyle. We have used this process to remarkable success with athletes across the United States.

Whether you’re looking for long-term relief from a sports injury or simply want to experience the healing stress relief that a massage can bring, you’ll find solutions at Synergy. Our certified doctors, trainers, and massage therapists work with patients of all ages to optimize the body’s performance and maintain peak health standards. If you have additional questions about our treatment options, contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ to schedule a consultation. To receive more tips and information about how to maximize your health and wellness, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, we’re proud to be part of the time-tested practice that is chiropractic care. Chiropractic treatment offers a drug-free, surgery-free way to treat several conditions from back pain to muscle strains to headaches. Accordingly, spinal adjustments are used to do all this and more for about 22 million Americans each year. However, for many people, this field remains mysterious. To address people’s curiosities and clear up some confusion, we’re discussing the history and current state of chiropractic care in this week’s blog.

Top 5 Reasons People Visit Our ChiropractorsPeople from various cultures have practiced therapies similar to chiropractic for centuries. It was not until the late 1800s, however, that Daniel David Palmer began to apply contemporary science to the most effective of those traditional practices. In 1895, Palmer essentially invented chiropractic care by performing the first modern spinal adjustment. After correcting his patient’s 17-year-old back problem without drugs or surgery, Palmer realized that chiropractic had positive effects beyond the immediately treated areas. From that day forward, Palmer and a growing number of chiropractors began to study and develop this then-novel healing technique.

The field of chiropractic grew rapidly after this initial success. Palmer opened the first chiropractic school, the Palmer School of Cure (now called Palmer College of Chiropractic), in 1897. In 1913, chiropractors began getting legally recognized licensure in the United States. As is often the case with unfamiliar approaches to healing, there was some resistance to chiropractic in its early phases. Even today, people who are unfamiliar with the field sometimes express skepticism about it. However, it’s hard to argue with results, and anyone who’s had their pain relieved (and beyond) through a spinal adjustment will tell you that chiropractic treatments get positive results. Today, it’s recognized as a viable medical treatment in all 50 states and elsewhere all around the world.

Chiropractic is based on the central idea that, in order to function properly, nerve impulses must flow freely through the body. The spine is an essential piece of the human nervous system, so fixing a misaligned spine can repair several issues related to that system. This makes spinal adjustment effective at relieving various types of pain. Chiropractic care is an excellent treatment for headaches, neck pain, and acute low back pain. Furthermore, fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis may also respond to chiropractic treatments.

It’s important to ensure that your chiropractor is experienced and credentialed, as spinal manipulation deals with vital aspects of the bodily system. At Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™, our chiropractors have the qualifications and practical knowledge to safely and effectively address any issues that chiropractic care can treat. Among the most widely renowned, accredited chiropractic colleges are: New York Chiropractic College, Life University, the aforementioned Palmer College of Chiropractic, and many others. If you’re unsure about a chiropractor’s credentials, make sure their degree is from an accredited school that’s approved by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). Furthermore, the Synergy approach is uniquely effective and comprehensive among chiropractic and sports medicine methods. We offer plus space, premium service, personalized patient care, and the most advanced sports injury treatment and procedures. While any qualified chiropractor will begin treatment with a physical exam and medical history evaluation, our customized system is exceptionally wide-ranging and aims to reverse the root causes of your issues.

From Olympic athlete to office worker, just about anyone can benefit from spinal adjustments, deep-tissue massage, and/or one of the many custom therapies and treatments we offer at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™. If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort, and you’re looking for a drug-free, surgery-free solution, we may have exactly what you need. To find out what we can do for you, contact Synergy Sports Wellness Institute™ today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Google+, and check back often for new blogs.

What Makes A Synergy Massage Different?
~Trey Tucker
One of the things that most patients say after getting their first massage from Synergy Sports Wellness Institute is “That is unlike any massage I have ever received.” This made me think, what makes our massage therapists different?
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Assessment
I could probably list off numerous qualities that separates a Synergy Release Therapist from your typical massage therapist, but one of the biggest differences is our focus on assessment.  A quality assessment before any type of body work allows the therapist to take your subjective complaints (It hurts here, I feel tight there, ect.), and link it to, or rule out a bio-mechanical cause for the complaint.
Orthopedic Testing
Through orthopedic tests and taking specific measurements, we are able to isolate the cause of your pain or discomfort in your body.  We then use multiple hands on techniques to address the cause of your pain, instead of simply treating the symptom.
Reassess
When the session is over, we reassess to see if what we have done has resulted in any change in the body.  That way, when the patient says “It feels better” we can correlate that to measurable data.  We then document our results so we can monitor the condition, find ways to prevent it from happening again, and even work with you to increase your performance potential in your daily activities.

See The Difference
One of the most common examples of this is the patient who comes in complaining of pain in the middle of their back and shoulder.  With a proper assessment we can isolate the cause of the pain, which could be coming from a completely different area of the body.  In the pictures below, you can see that the patient’s right shoulder is higher off the table than the left.  In his case, this is caused by tight muscles in the anterior neck, anterior chest wall, and the muscles that internally rotate the shoulder. 

What Makes A Synergy Massage Different?
By focusing on these areas, you can see that we are able to regain symmetry in the body, thus allowing the body to function properly and without pain.  Now that the patient is pain free, we will develop a program to help prevent this condition from happening again, and depending on the goals of the patient, work to meet or exceed their expectations.
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Restore Balance, Remedy Dysfunction, and Treat the Root Cause
The therapists at Synergy Sports Wellness Institute are constantly researching and learning new assessment techniques.  By having this wealth of assessment knowledge, we are able to develop a personalized treatment plan for each patient, with the goals of removing pain, preventing re-occurrence of the symptoms, and increasing performance potential.  So, don’t remain in pain any longer.  Call today to schedule your appointment with Trey Tucker.
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