An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Here at Gateway Family Chiropractic, our Loveland chiropractors and massage therapists believe in giving you the best possible chance of healing and getting you back to health as quickly as we can. Our goal is always to help you see full recovery in as few sessions as possible, and improve your life as much as we can.
Here at Gateway Family Chiropractic and Back to Balance Massage, our goal is "bringing balance back to your life." We do this by offering a range of services, with a friendly and well trained staff that always makes you feel at home. If you want to get back to balance, cupping and massage therapy are two of the best ways to accomplish this.
Massage therapy brings a wealth of benefits to the recipient. Although relaxation and stress reduction are prime among them, therapeutic massage can also speed healing, improve bodily functioning and bring balance back to your life. The subsidiary branch of Gateway Family Chiropractic for massage is Back to Balance Massage, and our highly knowledgeable massage therapists – Gabriela Hacal, LMT, CCT and Becky Miller – are certified in multiple forms of massage, including cupping therapy, deep tissue massage and facial massage. If you’re looking for a qualified massage therapist, look no further.
Deep tissue massage focuses on the muscles and tissues far beneath the surface. It goes deeper than Swedish massage, though the techniques are similar, focusing on reaching the muscles, fascia and tendons that traditional, lighter massages can't reach.
Using time-honored techniques, facial massage helps relax the muscles around sensory organs, which are often tight and can grow tense or uncomfortable over time. If you are prone to clenching your jaw or wrinkling your brows, this type of massage can prove very relaxing both during and after the treatment.
Massage cupping therapy is another natural health remedy that can return you to the health you know. This ancient therapy relies on suction. It is applied to the skin using cups, which are heated or rely on artificial suction. This draws an increase in blood as well as Qi (vital energy). Massage cupping can help restore balance to an area that has been experiencing injury or another form of imbalance. You can think of cupping as the "opposite" of massage, because it uses suction to pull tissue up rather than kneading to push it down. Combined, massage and cupping are a potent restorative technique.
Pain and injury can significantly decrease your quality of life. Luckily, massage therapy and cupping can help with several types of pain and injury by improving circulation and bloodflow, and releasing any toxins. Below is a list of a few condition that massage therapy and cupping can help treat and relieve, including:
If any of the above describe you, massage therapy or cupping could be the answer you’re looking for.
Even if you are not injured, massage therapy and cupping both provide significant benefits. They improve circulation and blood flow throughout the body. They also stimulate the release of toxins, helping you move them out of your body, as well as promote the faster healing of muscles, ligaments and tendons. Lastly, both cupping and massage help reduce pain and soften stiff muscles, and soothe sore tissues and promote faster recovery time after major exertion.
If you’re looking for a massage therapist or cupping expert in Loveland and Fort Collins, look no further. Gateway Family Chiropractic is owned by twin chiropractor brothers, Dr. Michael and David Hughes, and we offer various treatment plans tailored to each unique condition and situation. Our chiropractors are two of the five Colorado chiropractors nationally certified in Spinal Decompression, and two of four Northern Colorado chiropractors certified in Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP). Our massage therapist, Gabriela Hacal, LMT, CCT, is one of the few massage therapists in Colorado who is certified in massage cupping. We offer a range of services for injuries from car accidents, work, and sports. We treat the whole family, from adults to children to pregnant mothers.
If you want to make an appointment with our Loveland and Fort Collins chiropractors and massage therapists, please call us at 970-669-7620. We would be happy to schedule you in today, and put you on the road to better health that much sooner.