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Massage Therapy 

The benefits of massage therapy are varied and far-reaching. As an important part of my patient's rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, migraine/tension headaches, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.  Have you ever considered incorporating massage therapy as a way to increase your performance in golf, tennis or other activity? Two of THE MOST IMPORTANT steps in injury prevention are flexibility and strength.  Massage therapy is an excellent means of increasing your flexibility.  Once you try our massage therapists, you will feel the difference, and you wont want to go anywhere else.

​                                                  Cost: $70.00 for 50 minute massage

(a Chiropractic adjustment is included in this price if you want to be adjusted before or after your massage)

  • Increased blood flow
  • Increased joint range of motion (ROM)
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased elimination of exercise waste products (lactic acid)
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Decreased muscle tension
  • Decreased neurological excitability (nerves more relaxed)
  • Decreased chance of injury
  • Decreased recovery time between workouts
  • Decreased muscle spasms 

We are fortunate to have 4 incredibly gifted therapists at Tanner Chiropractic to serve you.  Each are here on different days, but both will give you a fantastic massage.  Below is a short bio on each as well as their hours.

Carrie Sefcik, LMT

Carrie has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 17 years.  She started her career in Hawaii in 1993, and has worked in numerous spas and resorts in both Hawaii and Arizona, including the prestigious Desert Mountain.  She constantly continues to take classes to keep up with the latest techniques. Carrie has competed in numerous Triathlons and understands the injuries associated with running, biking and swimming (as well as countless others).  She has completed additional courses in Orthopedic Sports Massage, Medical Massage, Neuromuscular Massage Therapy and Myofascial Release.  She has been with Tanner Chiropractic for 3 years and is a great asset to our team.

So What Is It Exactly?                                                                                                                

Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues of the human body. Specifically:

Massage: The application of soft-tissue techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques.

Bodywork: Various forms of touch therapies that may use manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body.

Somatic: Meaning "of the body." Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as distinguished from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.

There are numerous forms of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure to the muscular structure or soft tissues of the human body. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body. The use of oils and lotions may also be included to reduce friction on the skin.

Please note: Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies specifically exclude diagnosis, prescription, manipulation or adjustments of the human skeletal structure, or any other service, procedure or therapy which requires a license to practice orthopedics, physical therapy, podiatry, chiropractic, osteopathy, psychotherapy, acupuncture, or any other profession or branch of medicine. The diagnostic and manipulative portion of the treatment is always performed by Dr. Jon Tanner, a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic.