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What is Massage Therapy?

The term “massage” brings a lot of things to mind: relaxation, peace, rest may be just a few. Did you know, however, that massage is a therapeutic technique? It is! The experts at your West Los Angeles chiropractic center want to show you exactly how beneficial and important massage can be in your health and happiness!

Massage therapy and chiropractic care often go hand in hand. After all, if your muscles, tendons, ligaments and soft tissue are too taut or even frozen, then you may not get all the benefits you can from a chiropractic adjustment! And just like chiropractic care, massage offers a hands-on healing approach to your healthcare needs. The combination of chiropractic care with massage therapy allows for a total body healing that simply can’t be offered by any other duo because it seeks to treat pain and discomfort at its source.

Who benefits from Massage Therapy?

The integration of chiropractic care with massage often allows for several benefits to you. The first is a faster recovery from injury. This is because the care is not isolated. The spine, as well as the soft tissue and supporting structures, must work in harmony to function correctly. This is addressed by both therapies, and therefore can be fully treated.

Range of motion is also an important factor that message therapy can address. Chiropractic care has a goal of increasing not only your comfort, but your mobility as well. The reduced range of motion experienced by many patients can be helped by massage therapy. It can assist you in regaining flexibility and mobility in areas that may be impacted by injury or disease.

Circulation is also improved by massage! Massage has been found to enhance blood flow and help to relieve lactic acid buildup that can cause sore muscles. This, in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments in order to relieve pressure on nerves due to subluxations, is a winning combination that will leave you feeling like a million bucks!

Some other advantages of integrating chiropractic and massage are improved posture and management of pain. In fact, Olympic Chiropractic believes so strongly in the combination of these two therapies together that some of the best massage therapists in Los Angeles are employed at our office. This gives you more options in your care and also helps us to provide you with the best range of care imaginable.

Why Olympic Chiropractic?

At Olympic Chiropractic, we have some of the best massage therapists in Los Angeles and Santa Monica! Our massage therapists work closely with our chiropractors in order to give you the best care possible. When these health professionals work together, there’s little they can’t make better or even solve all together! At Olympic Chiropractic, you will find the best chiropractic care available in Los Angeles, with a focus on you as a whole person. If you suffer from a condition that you believe can improve with the implementation of chiropractic care and massage therapy, contact us today to schedule a consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions


  • What does massage therapy treat?

    Massage therapy can be used to treat a vast array of different concerns and conditions for those in the Los Angeles, CA area. Some of the most common reasons for opting for massage therapy in Los Angeles, CA include pain relief, part of a sports injury rehabilitation plan, stress reduction, relief from anxiety symptoms, and a simple aid to general everyday wellness.

  • What will my massage therapy experience be like?

    For those in Los Angeles, CA that have never experienced massage therapy before, you may wonder just what your experience will be like. First your specific concerns and condition will be assessed, and then these concerns will be a focal point for your massage. Massage therapy will often be performed on a table, but sometimes it may be done while sitting in a chair.

  • What are the side effects of massage therapy?

    As long as your massage therapy is performed by a professional in Los Angeles, CA, it comes with very few side effects. Some side effects that may be experienced after massage therapy are temporary pain or discomfort, temporary bruising, and temporary swelling. If any oils or lotions are used, sensitivity to these products is another potential side effect.

  • How does massage therapy help sore muscles?

    Many in Los Angeles, CA wonder just how massage therapy helps to treat sore muscles. Circulation is improved through massage therapy, and as blood flow is enhanced lactic acid buildup is released. A buildup of lactic acid is a major contributor to muscle soreness, and improved circulation is well known to aid in relieving soreness and pain.

  • Is massage therapy covered by insurance?

    Some insurance plans held by those in Los Angeles, CA may fully cover massage therapy sessions, and some may have certain stipulations put into place. If your massage is part of your chiropractic care plan, your insurance provider is more likely to cover it. Olympic Chiropractic will work with you to make sure you know if your massage therapy is covered.

  • Can I enjoy massage therapy if I’m ticklish?

    One very common concern for Los Angeles, CA residents is their ticklishness and how that relates to massage therapy. Even those who are sensitive to touch can enjoy massage therapy, and will often simply need to keep open communication with their massage therapist as to what feels uncomfortable and what doesn’t for them.

Kennedy Mallery

Massage Therapist

Employed at Olympic Chiropractic in West Los Angeles for 5 years. Wonderfully strong yet gentle technique.

Kennedy Mallery, Olympic Chiropractic, Los Angeles,  CA

Albert Dishoian

Massage Therapist

Employed at Olympic Chiropractic in West Los Angeles for 11 years. Extensive massage experience internationally

Albert Dishoian, Olympic Chiropractic, Los Angeles,  CA

Marisa Belinda

Massage Therapist

Marissa has worked at Olympic Chiropractic in West Los Angeles for 4 years. She has training in Rolfing and is very familiar with the clinical setting. While she is small, her fingers are like steel.

Marisa Belinda, Olympic Chiropractic, Los Angeles,  CA

Why choose Olympic Chiropractic?

Dr. Fischel has practiced in West Los Angeles his entire career. Located in 90064, his offices have been located on Wilshire Blvd and Olympic Blvd since 1984. Dr. Fischel grew up with Chiropractic and therefore has a deeper sense of the art than one just receiving a degree. Of course over 30 years in practice helps too!

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