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Therapeutic Massage Therapy in Fort Lauderdale

Massage Therapy
Massage: Neuromuscular Therapy, Structural Integration, Deep Tissue Massage, Active Isolating Stretching, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Sports Massage in Fort Lauderdale | 954-463-1166

Therapeutic Massage

Massage Establishment License # MM6371
At the DCOC, we emphasize restoring the body's soft tissues to their natural resting length, thus promoting healing and diminishing pain.
Therapeutic massage and chiropractic manipulation go hand in hand. Muscles and joints are intimately related (they are attached). Muscles contract to move bones. Tight, adhered or spastic soft tissues (muscles, tendons and ligaments) can perpetuate or contribute to painful conditions. Injured or imbalanced soft tissues adversely affect body alignment and mechanics, entrapping nerves to cause pain. Tight or spasmed soft tissues impair blood flow, choking off the exchange of nutrients and waste products thereby interfering with the healing process.
We employ a staff of excellent therapists with expertise in specialized massage techniques:
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Structural Integration
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Active Isolating Stretching
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Sports Massage

What is AIS?

Active Isolated Stretching
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS) is a stretching technique used for muscle lengthening and fascial release that provides an effective, dynamic and facilitated stretch of major muscle groups. Simply stated, AIS is a method of muscle and connective tissue release based on working with the body's stretch reflexes. It involves holding each stretch for only two seconds which allows the body to repair itself and prepare for daily activity. This method of stretching works with the body's natural phys­iological makeup to improve circulation and increase the elasticity of muscle, joints and connective tissue. Most importantly, AIS provides functional and physiological restoration of superficial and deep fascial planes.
Who benefits from AIS?
Virtually everyone who wants to improve health, wellness, and activities of daily living. From 8 to 80 years old!
A few prime examples are:
Cyclists
Tennis Players
Swimmers
High School , College & Professional Athletes of all types.
Weekend Warriors
What are some conditions that are helped by Active Isolated Stretching?
Injuries caused by trauma, overuse and/or repetitive motion lead to tight muscles and fascial restrictions that limit range of motion and impair circulation. AIS helps to restore and rehabilitate joint health and function. AIS applied regularly to regions of the muscle skeletal system can also serve to prevent injury and enhance performance to achieve a competitive edge!
The following are common conditions for AIS:
Carpal Tunnel
Tennis Elbow
Golfer's Elbow
Neck Problems (i.e., Whiplash)
Low Back Problems/Sciatica
Posture Problems (i.e., Scoliosis, Forward Neck, Goose Neck, Hyperlordosis, Hyperkyphosis)
Ankle Sprain/Strains
Achilles Tendinitis
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Plantar Fasciitis
Metatarsalgia
Hammer Toes
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Bursitis of Hip or Shoulder
Frozen Shoulder  
Rotator Cuff Injury
Post-Surgical Joint Rehabilitation
Reasons to the stretch the AIS way!
Joe Gajnos is a leading practitioner of AIS. This system of stretching exercises has been developed to isolate muscle groups that provide specific joint movement. Central to the AIS technique is this reciprocal innervation and inhibition activity - While certain muscles work, the muscles on the opposite side relax.
Through the stretching of specific muscles and supportive connective tissues, optimum blood circulation is achieved. Stretching also maximizes oxygenation, relaxation, lymphatic circulation, nutritional deliverance and tissue elongation. All are critical to a healthy state of flexibility.
Take the first step towards wellness with Downtown Chiropractic & Orthotic Center.
Neuromuscular Therapy
Myoskeletal Alignment
Deep Tissue
Sports Massage
Stress Reduction/Relaxation