Experience Natural Healing with Licensed Massage Therapy at Our Clinic
Massage therapy is a great addition to the chiropractic care provided at Pico Family Chiropractic Center. Each massage therapy session is tailored to meet the needs of each patient’s specific injury or condition. While many people receive massage therapy for relaxation purposes, most people do not know that massage therapy has therapeutic benefits as well. Dr. Pico’s licensed massage therapist, Clara Kumiko Ueki (also known as Kumi), provides care as a natural means to promote healthy body function. It is also a great way to speed up recovery time when injured.
About Kumi, the Licensed Massage Therapist at Pico Family Chiropractic Center
Clara Kumiko Ueki (a.k.a. Kumi) LMT, CDT, CAR is a graduate of the Swedish Institute, raised in Japan, India, and Portland, Oregon. Her unique upbringing has given her an original and interesting way of seeing and understanding human physiology and possibilities.
She works with western modalities such as Lymphatic Drainage, Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, under the philosophy of Eastern Medicine based on Five Elements, Reiki, and Seitai. She communicates with each body holistically, intuitively and respectfully. She has gifted healing hands to promote the healing energy of the individual body and works together with integrity and harmony.
In her spear time, she enjoys dancing Argentine Tango (2007 US Salon Style – Bronze Medalist) and working out Gyrotonics. She is a survivor of 9/11 and feels grateful to live her life full with love and joy.
Benefits to Massage Therapy at Our Midtown Manhattan Chiropractic Center
- Sore muscle relief
- Relaxation of muscles
- Addresses postural distortions and misalignments
- Reduction of trigger point referral pain
- Reduces stress and anxiety
- Facilitates faster injury recovery
- Tension relief
- Headache relief
- Increased circulation and range of motion
- Improves overall well-being
- Reduces swelling
- Improves sleep
- Boosts the immune system and the body’s natural healing process
Massage Therapy Complements Our Chiropractic Care Programs
Massage therapy plans tailored to meet the needs of each patient. It can be coordinated with chiropractic care for the best results. Techniques used at our Midtown Manhattan facility may include stroking, tapping, kneading, vibration, friction, compression, rocking and different forms of pressure to the muscles and soft tissue depending on the type of massage you receive. During a session, some specific motions and vibrations can be applied with mechanical devices. Oil, lotions and powders are also used to reduce friction.
While many people may see massage as a luxury, it can also assist in your recovery or treatment plan in addition to becoming part of a health regimen. We utilize massage therapy independently or in conjunction with chiropractic care in order to help you achieve optimal results. You will feel better and more relaxed because of our unique integrative approach. Call Pico Family Chiropractic Center to schedule your appointment today.