The massage therapists at Chiropractic First, PLLC are independent contractors who are Nationally Certified, New Hampshire State Licensed, and members of the American Massage Therapy Association.
Massage Room at 202 Main Street Health and Wellness Center
(Home of Chiropractic First)
What is therapeutic massage?
The origins of therapeutic massage are rooted in the common instinctual response to hold and rub a hurt or pain. It is found in all cultures as an integral part of health care and maintenance. Hippocrates, the father of western medicine, considered massage of prime importance in any health regime.
Massage, bodywork and somatic therapies are defined as the application of various techniques to the muscular structure and soft tissues – skin, muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia – of the human body to release tension, relieve pain, enhance function, tone the body, stimulate the release of toxins, and promote relaxation and overall well-being.
There are more than 200 variations of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many therapists utilize multiple techniques. The application of these techniques may include, but is not limited to, stroking, kneading, tapping, compression, vibration, rocking, friction, and pressure. This may also include non-forceful passive or active movement and/or application of techniques intended to affect the energetic systems of the body.
What are the benefits of therapeutic massage?
Daily activities can cause our bodies to suffer with aches, pains, muscle fatigue and tension. Studies show that massage therapy has an impressive range of physical, mental and emotional benefits: It can reduce the effects of stress, loosen tight muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation (both which assist in ridding the body of wastes and toxins), improve nerve function, enhance sleep and calm the nervous system.
Regular therapeutic massage therapy can:
- promote relaxation, body awareness and overall sense of well being
- relieve stress and anxiety
- promote deeper breathing
- provide natural pain relief
- increase flexibility and joint mobility
- decrease muscle tension and stiffness
- reduce spasms and cramping
- stimulate the immune system
How does massage therapy work with chiropractic care?
- Chiropractic care addresses subluxation (misalignment) of the bones of the spine.
- Massage therapy addresses the muscles attached to the bones that could be pulling the bones out of alignment.
- Working together they restore balance to your spine to maintain your health and wellness.
Reflexology is a natural and holistic approach to health and well being. It is a modality that involves the use of fingers and thumbs using finger walking techniques to apply pressure to areas on the feet that would correspond to different parts of the body. The benefits include relaxation, restoring physical and emotional balance and improving circulation. This is a great approach to stress relief for the person who wishes to remain clothed. Reflexology works the entire body by focusing directly on the feet. Only socks and shoes are removed.
Angela has been a Certified Reflexologist since 2001. She obtained her certification through the International Institute of Reflexology where she studied the original Ingham Method.
Besides her certification with the IIR, she became Board Certified through the American Reflexology Certification Board (ARCB) in 2004.
In addition to being Nationally Board Certified, she is required to obtain CEU’s on a regular basis. With the experience and knowledge she can locate all reflex areas of the feet and hands that correspond to different organs and glands in the body.
The time has come where Reflexology is needed more than ever. CAM (Complimentary and Alternative Therapies) are becoming more significant in people’s lives in addition to medical treatments. April, 2009 marked a milestone for Reflexologists in New Hampshire. It is the third state to have its own licensing law. There are also 29 states where Reflexology is exempt from massage laws and Reflexology is being recognized as its own profession.
Most recently, Angela has become a Certified Yoga Teacher in January, 2016. After practicing yoga for over twenty years, Angela found herself wanting to pursue her yoga certification to share her knowledge with people of all ages and physical abilities. The benefits of yoga are endless. To name a few would be
• Improved sleep
• Increased flexibility ( You do not need to be flexible to do yoga)
• Improved respiration
• Weight reduction
• Great for circulation
• Improve athletic performance
She offers private yoga sessions (beginner) and chair yoga.
She has had her own practice in the past and has worked in a health clinic south of Boston. She is currently practicing at 202 Health and Wellness in Salem, NH as well as Absolute Fitness and Rehabilitation in Bedford, NH.
Angela holds a Reflexology License in the State of New Hampshire and is a Certified Yoga Teacher.
Angela is married and has two children. She has been a Salem resident for 15 years. She enjoys the outdoors including kayaking, fishing, hiking, running, cycling, camping, the beach and gardening. She loves to travel when she is not cheering her kids on at the ball field or basketball court. Her quiet time includes yoga, reading and relaxing with family.
Angela T. Quinlan , CYT200
202 Main St. Unit G-2
Salem, NH 03079
603 262 0815