Chiropractor
Richard Nelson

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Massage Therapy in Moline IL

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Are you looking for massage in Moline? There are many benefits to massage therapy, and many different forms of massage. Our team at Avenue Chiropractic wrote this article to help you better understand the services we have to offer. Please don’t hesitate to call us with any questions that you have.


5 Things To Look For In A Licensed Massage Therapist

  1. Is the therapist licensed and insured?
  2. Is the facility providing the massages licensed by the state of IL?
  3. Massages should be overseen by a physician.
  4. Make sure you’re comfortable with the massage therapist that you are working with.
  5. Therapists should be current in continuing education credits.

Benefits to Massage Therapy

  • Relieve Stress
  • Promote Relaxation
  • Improve Posture
  • Improve Circulation

What Conditions Do Licensed Massage Therapists Help?

  • Neck and Back Pain
  • Headaches and Migraines
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Numbness and Tingling
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatic Pain

Types of Massage Offered in Moline

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a type of massage therapy that focuses on realigning deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It is especially helpful for chronically tense and contracted areas such as stiff necks, low back tightness, and sore shoulders. Some of the same strokes are used as classic massage therapy, but the movement is slower and the pressure is deeper and concentrated on areas of tension and pain.


Trigger Point Massage

A trigger point is a tight area within muscle tissue that causes pain in other parts of the body. A trigger point in the back, for example, may trigger pain in the neck. The neck, now acting as a satellite trigger point, may then cause pain in the head. The pain may be sharp and intense or a dull ache. Trigger points are caused by muscle overuse or injury, and because the aches are associated with moving parts, the pain is commonly mistaken for arthritis.

Trigger point work is specifically designed to alleviate the source of the pain through cycles of isolated pressure and release. In this type of massage the recipient actively participates through deep breathing as well as identifying the exact location and intensity of the discomfort.

The result of trigger point massage is the elimination of toxins in the muscles and the release of energizing endorphins. A significant decrease in pain is often found after just one treatment.


Sports Massage

Sports massage was originally developed to help athletes prepare their bodies for optimal performance, recover after a big event, or function well during training. Sports massage emphasizes prevention and healing of injuries to the muscles and tendons.

But you don’t have to be in the Olympics to benefit from sports massage. Sports massage is also good for people with injuries, chronic pain or restricted range of motion. The massage therapist generally concentrates on a specific problem area. (Sore neck and shoulders, anyone?) This is the type of sports massage that you see in the spa.


Pre-Natal / Pregnancy

Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.

Our team at Avenue Chiropractic in Moline is here to help you with all your massage therapy needs.

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday8:30am - 6:00pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

4509 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265

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What Our Patients Say

"What can I say?! You get the bottom of the problem and keep on searching until you find it.
Thank you!"

Ruth B.

"Jessie will go above and beyond to offer you a wonderful, therapeutic, relaxing massage to help you deal with the ongoing stressors in life that we all face on a daily basis. If you find yourself tied up in “knots”, have no fear, Jessie is here!"
Pam & Rick Davies

"Dr. Nelson is a miracle worker. He is one of the few doctors I have encountered that truly cares about the quality of life of his patients."
Jennifer Everitt

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Avenue Chiropractic
4509 Avenue of the Cities
Moline, IL 61265
(309) 797-3182

OFFICE HOURS
Monday8:30am - 6:00pm
Tuesday8:30am - 11:00am
Wednesday8:30am - 6:00pm
ThursdayClosed
Friday8:30am - 5:00pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed