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Massage Therapy

Professional and experienced massage therapy focused on specific goals provided by each client.

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Professional And Experienced Therapists

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Massage Suited To Each Client's Needs And Desires

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Wide Array Of Massage Techniques To Help Everyone

The skilled providers at Allied Healthcare in Westminster, Colorado, offer massage therapy to treat injuries, relieve post-surgical pain, and improve athletic performance. The team, led by Joshua Vickers, DC, chooses the appropriate massage techniques for your individual needs. To receive the attention and care you deserve, call or book an appointment online today.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a treatment designed to manipulate the soft tissue of your body. These tissues include tendons, muscles, and other connective tissues by using a range of pressure and movement.

The strategic application of steady pressure, kneading, percussion, or other techniques can help resolve muscle spasms and joint pain.

What is massage therapy used for?

Massage Therapists at Allied use massage therapy to manage a variety of health conditions and enhance wellness. The modality can be used to address the pain and limited mobility that can result from:

  • Severe injuries
  • Surgery
  • Stress-related tension
  • Sports performance

Chronic pain sufferers can also find significant relief with massage therapy.

What are the different massage therapy techniques?

Allied providers use several different massage therapy techniques, including:

Swedish Massage

The most common type of massage is Swedish massage therapy. This style of treatment involves soft, long, kneading strokes on top layers of muscles. This is also combined with slow movement of the joints throughout the whole body. By relieving muscle tension, Swedish therapy should be relaxing and energizing.  For clients seeking to decrease stress, calm chronic pain conditions, or with autoimmune conditions, Swedish massage therapy can help.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a focus technique to sites of injury, past injuries, tight and spastic muscles.  Our massage therapist will use slow,deliberate strokes and focus pressure on deeper layers of muscles, tendons, and/or fascia.  Deep tissue massage should be therapeutic and relieving of chronic painful patterns of muscle tension to speed up recovery times.

Sports Massage

Sports massage is focused on specific muscle systems used for a particular sport using a variety of techniques to help athletes before, during, or after sports events. Sports massage is utilized to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries.

Lymphatic Drainage Massage

A lymphatic drainage massage isa gentle massage focuses on increasing the circulation of lymph fluids in your body.  Lymphatic fluid is the clear fluid  traveling through the vessels of the lymphatic system and carries cells to help fight infections and other diseases. Lymphatic fluid is comprised of bacteria, viruses, and waste, and carries them to your lymph nodes, the lymph nodes then filter the fluid to detoxify your body. Lymphatic massage uses light pressure with gentle,very long strokes along the skin to increase the movement of lymphatic fluid through your system.

Pregnancy Massage

During the major changes the body undergoes with pregnancy, pregnancy massage can help decrease the symptoms associated with these changes.   Pregnancy massage techniques are focused on reducing stress, decreasing swelling in extremities, and relieving muscle tension and pain.  At Allied we have fully adjustable tables and utilize specifically designed massage pillows to help get you into a comfortable position during your treatment.


Cupping is a technique of ancient Chinese origin where cups are placed on the skin to create suction, increase blood flow, and enable healing. This method has been shown to relieve muscle tension, initiate cell repair, and generate new blood vessels within the tissues.

Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization

Allied Healthcare, LLC, offers instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization using a handheld device to dissolve scar tissue and fascial restrictions within soft tissues, such as ligaments, tendons, and nerves.

Kinesio taping

Kinesio taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that allows a free range of motion while providing stability and support to muscles and joints. At Allied our team often use Kinesio taping to extend the benefits of therapy.

Cranial-sacral protocols

Cranial-sacral protocols involve an Allied Healthcare, LLC, therapist resting their hand on your skull and sacrum to assess your craniofacial rhythms. The specific hand movement that follows was designed to manipulate the lower layer of fluid and membranes.

Active-release protocols

Active-release protocols involve your Allied therapist putting deep pressure on an affected area while instructing you to move the area accordingly simultaneously. This technique was designed to produce a sliding motion of soft tissues underneath the area where your provider applies pressure. The protocol assists in the re-establishment of your soft-tissue function.

Fascial stretch protocols

At Allied our team uses fascial stretch protocols to enhance your flexibility and mobility. The technique uses two straps to support the movements and ensure a focus on the fascial lines that are intertwined in your body’s muscles, nerves, and organs.