Massage Specialist

Brad Gorski, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Elite Family Chiropractic

Brad Gorski, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Charleston, SC

Whether you’re suffering from physical pain or want to unwind, massage therapy can positively impact you both physically and mentally. At Elite Family Chiropractic in Charleston, South Carolina, Brad Gorski, DC offers various massage services and techniques to help you feel your best. If you’re experiencing chronic pain or psychological stress, call Elite Family Chiropractic and schedule an appointment with Dr. Gorski today.

Massage Q & A

What is massage?

Massage is the manipulation of your body’s skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments using gentle kneading or a bit of force.

The process helps ease the tension of potentially painful knotted or cramped muscles. Massage can also help you deal with other issues such as headaches, digestive distress, anxiety, sports injuries, and more.

Dr. Gorski can address your specific needs with various types of massage therapy.

What does a Swedish massage entail?

During a Swedish massage, Dr. Gorski relaxes your entire body by manipulating your muscles with his hands, forearms, or elbows. During your session, he uses long gliding strokes to release the tension stored in your body.

The various motions of a Swedish massage include:

  • Effleurage (long gliding strokes using light to mild pressure)
  • Petrissage (kneading)
  • Friction
  • Vibration
  • Tapotement (percussion)

Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of bodywork performed in the United States. This type of massage is exceptionally beneficial for decreasing psychological stress, easing physical tension, increasing your range of motion, and improving circulation.

You can receive a Swedish massage at Elite Family Chiropractic for the following time intervals:

  • 30 min ($50)
  • 60 min ($80)
  • 90 min ($120)

What is a deep tissue massage?

Deep tissue massage therapy is similar to the Swedish massage method. But with this type of massage, Dr. Gorski focuses on the deepest layers of your musculature to address stubborn tension. It’s normal to experience a little discomfort with this type of massage, but many patients find the technique to be relaxing.

A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people's blood pressure fell after a single 45-60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that deep tissue massage can reduce your stress hormone levels and your heart rate, as well as boost your mood. Deep tissue massage achieves this by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin.

You can receive a deep tissue massage at Elite Family Chiropractic for the following time intervals:

  • 30 min ($50)
  • 60 min ($80)
  • 90 min ($120)

What is Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT)?

Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT), also known as trigger point myotherapy, is used to address muscular anomalies caused by improper posture, injury, prior surgeries, or other factors.

NMT is a precise, thorough examination and treatment of your body’s soft tissues. These assessments primarily address the following:

  • Ischemia: tight tissue that has reduced blood flow
  • Myofascial trigger points: sensitive points within your muscles that can lead to pain
  • Neural entrapment: pressure on your nerves by muscles and other soft tissues
  • Nerve compression: pressure on your nerves by cartilage or bony tissue
  • Postural assessment: looking at the positioning of your body as a whole
  • Dysfunctional gait patterns: assessing the way you move while walking

With consideration for other factors such as hydration, nutrition, breathing patterns, and psychological stress, NMT can be highly effective for patients who suffer from chronic pain. This type of massage therapy is often successful in reducing or even eliminating longstanding painful conditions.

You can receive a 60-minute session at Elite Family Chiropractic for $95.

What is reflexology?

Reflexology is a treatment that manipulates the reflex points of your feet, hands, and ears. These points are connected to specific organs and glands in your body. By stimulating these points, Dr. Gorski promotes health in those organs and glands via the body’s energetic pathways. This can treat and sometimes reveal a disease before symptoms manifest.

You can receive a 30-minute reflexology session at Elite Family Chiropractic for $40.

If you’re interested in learning more about what massage therapy can do for you, call Elite Family Chiropractic today or schedule an appointment online.

Massage pricing

 

Swedish Massage
30 min ($50)
60 min ($80)
90 min ($120)

 

 

Neuromuscular Therapy
60 min ($95)

Deep Tissue Massage
30 min ($50)
60 min ($80)
90 min ($120)

 

 

Reflexology
30 min ($40)