Massage Therapy Specialist

Bay Wellness Center

Theodros Shawl, DC

Chiropractor & Physiotherapist located in Oakland, CA

Through manual manipulation of your muscles, massage therapy relaxes your body and improves your chiropractic treatments. Dedicated to helping patients recover as quickly as possible, Dr. Theodros Shawl, DC, and the team at Bay Wellness Center in Oakland, California, offer many types of massage therapy to meet many health and wellness needs. To schedule an appointment, contact the office by phone today or by using the online booking tool.

Massage Therapy Q&A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a hands-on treatment that manipulates your soft tissue to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and reduce stress. Dr. Shawl and his team at Bay Wellness Center combines massage therapy with chiropractic care to enhance your response to treatment and speed up your recovery. Dr. Shawl finds that massage therapy supports your chiropractic treatments by relaxing your body and improving the ease of your spinal adjustments.  

Am I a good candidate for massage therapy?

Dr. Shawl and his team determine if you’re a good candidate for massage therapy during your consultation. They may recommend adding massage therapy to your treatment plan if you suffer from:

  • Back pain
  • Sleep disorder
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
  • Disc issues
  • Pinched nerves
  • Joint pain 
  • Headaches

Massage therapy also supports postoperative healing. 

What types of massage therapy are available?

Bay Wellness Center offers many types of massage therapy to meet a range of health and wellness needs. The types of massage therapy available include:

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage involves intense muscle manipulation that provides deeper pressure to help relieve chronic muscle tension. This type of massage also reduces stress hormones and heart rate, while boosting mood and relaxation. 

Relaxation massage

Relaxation massage benefits your emotional and mental health. During your relaxation massage, your massage therapist rubs and kneads your muscles, focusing on areas of your body that carry the most tension, such as your neck and shoulders. You feel relaxed and recharged after your relaxation massage. 

Sports massage

Sports massage is designed for athletes to reduce pain and speed up recovery. During your sports massage, your therapist focuses on your trouble spots, so you get the most benefits. 

Swedish massage

Considered the perfect balance between therapy and relaxation, Swedish massage is one of the most popular types of massage. During your Swedish massage, your massage therapist applies gentle pressure and friction to soothe sore muscles and loosen tight joints. 

Bay Wellness Center also offers prenatal massage, hot stone massage, and Thai massage. 

Dr. Shawl and the team at Bay Wellness Center determine the most suitable type of massage therapy for you based on your personal health needs and wellness goals. 

To learn more about the benefits of massage therapy for your health and wellness, call Bay Wellness Center, or click the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.