Massage therapy has been used for thousands of years to successfully treat health issues ranging from chronic pain to anxiety and depression.
Chiropractor Jayme Gawith collaborates with Sarah Russell, a dedicated massage therapist at Wellness One Wichita, to provide comprehensive massage services that deliver safe and effective relief. To learn more, book an appointment online or call the Wichita, Kansas, office today.
Massage Therapy Q & A
Massage therapy is a hands-on approach to healing that is designed to work with your body to restore joint and muscle health. The benefits of massage therapy include:
- Releasing tension in your soft tissues, which releases pressure on your nerves
- Promoting blood and lymph circulation, which aids in healing
Massage therapy is often combined with other therapies, such as chiropractic treatments, for maximum effect.
While the overall goal of massage therapy is to promote healing, mobility, and pain relief, there are different kinds of massage, including:
- Swedish massage: long strokes, circular motion, kneading, vibration, and tapping
- Deep tissue massage: deep pressure and slow strokes that penetrate to deeper tissue
- Myofascial release: relaxes contracted muscles for increased mobility
- Sports massage: a combination of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage
- Trigger point massage: focuses on trigger points to release soft tissue contraction
- Heat massage: combining heat and massage for maximum muscle relaxation
Before you get started, Dr. Gawith performs a thorough examination and evaluation of your problem. Then, he and the massage therapist, Sarah Russell, come up with a plan designed to get you back to your daily activities as soon as possible.
Massage therapy is best used as one component of an overall treatment plan. Because massage therapy promotes healing by stimulating your blood and lymph circulation, it is useful under almost every circumstance. Most often, Dr. Gawith turns to massage therapy for:
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
- Injury rehabilitation
- Stress relief
- Mental health
Since the treatment is noninvasive, massage therapy poses little to no risk when used as part of an overall treatment plan. Besides its effects on your body’s tissues and circulation, massage therapy is also a touch therapy that provides a relaxing and soothing effect that encourages total relaxation. In this state, your body responds by calmly working to restore its functions.
To find out how you can benefit from massage therapy, call or book an appointment online.
I made my appointment for siatic pain. By chance the day I went in I was on day 2 of a fibromyalgia flare up. All over pain, restricted movement in my neck, limited use of my right arm, and difficulty concentrating. When I left the flare up was over. I had minimal pain in neck, maybe a level 2. I felt Dr. Gawith was very knowledgeable, listened, got alot acomplished in the first visit. He gained my respect by not trying to upsell me on things, he did not expect me to commit to 3 times a week visits, or working on one area of pain at a time to get more visits and money out of me. He gave me all over relief in the first visit. I will definitely go back to him and highly recommend him as a chiropractor your can trust and will get results quickly.
Relieved the pain that was going down my left leg. Moving better today, just as he said. Thanks Herbie H
ALways works me in. Pleasant and professional. Very knowledgeable and best of all brings me great relief! I've recommended many friends and family here and they are happy too!
Dr Gawith always makes time for me and knows my case very well. He also give great at home advice.
Dr. Jayme helps me in many ways not just chiropractic adjustments. If I’m experiencing a problem (even gastric issues) he suggests ways to deal with them in a natural way. He is always willing to suggest I see a MD if need be. A most knowledgeable, sensitive man!!