Robert J. Medeck, D.O., C.S.S.T.
  • 370 East Hersey Street, Suite #2
  • Ashland, OR 97526
  • Phone: 1-541-482-back(2225)
  • Fax: 1-541-488-2962

Massage Therapy
Robert Medeck's Chiropractic Clinic trained massage therapists offer these types of massages:

Thai Massage

Thai Massage, which originated in the time of Buddha, helps align the energies of the body.

In Thailand, Thai massage is called Nuad Phaen Boran, which means ancient or traditional massage. Thai Massage is also called Traditional Thai Massage, Ancient Thai Massage, Yoga Massage or Thai Yoga Massage.


Shiatsu, an old and traditional Japanese healing method, means "finger pressure" Shiatsu incorporates pressure and stretching by the therapist’s use of palms, fingers, thumbs, knuckles, elbows, knees and the feet. The therapist concentrates on the body’s acupuncture points, along the body’s meridians or energy channels. As a form of "touch communication," and a safe and effective preventive medicine, shiatsu helps to balance energy flow, and strengthens the vital organs.

Shiatsu, similar to Chinese acupuncture operates from the belief that disease is the result of blocked or unbalanced energy. Blocked or unbalanced energy allows disease to take over.

The therapists asks the patient to lie on a mat on the floor, while wearing loose, natural fiber clothing. The therapist then uses his hands, elbows, knees, and feet to work on balancing the patient's meridian, by applying pressure to appropriate points to correct the injuries or imbalances. Shiatsu works on the physical as well as the spiritual, which can result in the patient reacting by crying or laughing, and by feeling joy or stillness. Such reactions result from the body breaking through old energy patterns.

Shiatsu massage helps relieve such ailments as, respiratory problems, digestive problems, headaches and leg cramps, and can bring relief to a number of everyday disorders. Shiatsu is rapidly gaining popularity in the West, and is practiced in America and Europe.

Swedish Massage

Swedish Massage, developed in the 1700's by a Swedish doctor named Per Henrik Ling, refers to a variety of techniques specifically designed to relax muscles by applying pressure to them against deeper muscles and bones, and rubbing in the same direction as the flow of blood returning to the heart.

Swedish massage increases the oxygen flow in the blood and releases toxins from the muscles, flushing the tissues of lactic acid, uric acid, and other metabolic wastes, which shortens recovery time from muscular strain.

By increasing circulation, stretching ligaments and tendons, and stimulating the skin and nervous system, Swedish massage reduces stress, both emotional and physical and also has many specific medical uses.

Swedish is relaxing and invigorating. It affects the nerves, muscles, glands, and circulation, while promoting health and well being.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep Tissue Massage focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue and releases patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure.

Through slow strokes and direct deep pressure applied across the grain of the muscles, deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension. This helps break up and eliminate scar tissue and usually focuses on more specific areas, which may cause soreness during or right after the massage. However, you should feel better than ever within a day or two.

Deep Tissue Massage feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. It is both corrective and therapeutic.

Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy a woman experiences many physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social changes. These changes can be assisted with appropriate massage therapy.

Massage therapy in pregnancy can include specific light and deep pressure massage, myofascial techniques, circulatory work, acupressure, reflex ology, and other techniques.

Massage therapy during pregnancy is not intended to replace appropriate prenatal care. When used as a form of adjunctive health care, some of its possible benefits are:

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