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While a spa massage can help transport you to a tranquil state, massage therapy at North Pines Chiropractic does so much more! For one, it’s an excellent complement to chiropractic care. Many of Dr. Mark’s patients get a massage first before receiving an adjustment.

Benefits of Massage

There are numerous benefits associated with massage therapy. These include

  • Decreases muscle spasm and tightness
  • Helps to improve circulation
  • Improves mobility
  • Speeds the healing process
  • Reduces stress

Types of Massage Offered

We feature the following kinds of massage at the practice:


Meaning “stroke” in French, effleurage is used to describe a smooth, gliding stroke mainly utilized in Swedish massage. Effleurage techniques can be used on any part of the body such as long gliding stroke across the back. The method can be used on smaller areas as well including the face, head and hands.


Considered a moderately deep massage technique, petrissage is used rhythmically. The goal is to manipulate the muscles underneath the superficial tissue layers. The petrissage techniques are performed using the palms, fingers or thumbs, or a combination of these.


Does insurance cover massage therapy?

Many insurance companies do pay for massage therapy. We can check your benefits for you. If you don’t have coverage, we offer a date of service discount. Prepaid massage therapy packages are also available.

How is massage therapy different at North Pines Chiropractic?

Our therapists, who are employees of the practice, provide more of a clinical massage. Dr. Mark directs much of the massage therapy based on what each patient needs.


This popular massage modality is designed to relax the entire body. It also is effective in increasing circulation and flexibility.


This technique is used in Swedish massage. It involves pounding, patting or tapping. There are different categories used in applying the tapotement techniques. It can be performed using the edge of the hand, a cupped hand or the tips of the fingers. Tapotement effectively revitalizes sore and tired muscles. The technique is commonly used on athletes.

Deep Tissue

This type of massage involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue surrounding muscles. It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.


This type of massage is a smooth, gentle, flowing style that promotes general relaxation, relieves muscular tension, plus improves circulation and range of movement.

Injury Rehabilitation

While the main goal of physical rehabilitation is to increase strength and flexibility, it often ends before the area has been returned to its full pre-injury state. Massage plays an important role as a supplement to standard injury rehabilitation procedures.


This is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.

Get Revitalized by Scheduling Your Time

Enjoy the many benefits of massage therapy by booking a session today! We look forward to welcoming you to our practice.

Massage Therapy Spokane Valley | (509) 928-1400