Massage Defined By Wikipedia

October 31st, 2009

Massage is the practice of soft tissue manipulation with physical (anatomical), functional (physiological), and in some cases psychological purposes and goals. The word comes from the French massage “friction of kneading”, or from Arabic massa meaning “to touch, feel or handle” or from Latin massa meaning “mass, dough”. An older etymology may even have been the Hebrew me-sakj “to anoint with oil”. In distinction the ancient Greek word for massage was anatripsis, and the Latin was frictio.

Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure – structured, unstructured, stationary, or moving – tension, motion, or vibration, done manually or with mechanical aids. Target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. Massage can be applied with the hands, fingers, elbows, knees, forearm, and feet. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities. The most cited reasons for introducing massage as therapy have been client demand and perceived clinical effectiveness.

In professional settings massage involves the client being treated while lying on a massage table, sitting in a massage chair, or lying on a mat on the floor. The massage subject may be fully or partly unclothed. Parts of the body may be covered with towels or sheets.

How often should I get Massage and Chiropractic?

October 28th, 2009

Massage and Chiropractic are very similar in that getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage and chiropractic treatments frequently can do even more. Taking part in regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain. Budgeting time and money for Massage and Chiropractic treatments at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Consider these appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs

$45 1 Hour Massage Therapy- Spokane

October 26th, 2009

We are offering a 1 hour massage for $45 dollars.  This is a time of service discount.  We also accept insurances such as Premera, First Choice Health, PHCO, Aetna, Cigna, and others soon to come!

Did you know?

October 23rd, 2009

Did you know massage improves range-of-motion and decreases discomfort for patients with low back pain.

Welcome our New Massage Therapist!

October 20th, 2009

My name is Stacie, I am a North Spokane native. I attended Inland Massage Therapy School and have been practicing since March of 2001. I was drawn to Massage Therapy because I had experienced the benefits of massage in relieving muscle strain and tension.  Since practicing, I have had the opportunity to witness in my own clients the reduction of pain, greater mobility, and relief of muscle tension that massage offers.  Outside of practicing massage I enjoy many of the outdoor activities that the Pacific Northwest has to offer along with spending time with my husband Dave and our 2 children, Kelsey (10) and Ryne (7).   I am excited to start working at Raab Chiropractic, and I am excited to serve you. 


I am contracted with:  Premera, Aetna, Cigna, L&I, PHCO, First Choice Health, and Others soon to come.


Stacie is a great asset to our team.  Chiropractic coupled with Massage will breed even greater results for improving health.  We are happy to be able to serve the Spokane Area offering Chiropractic and Massage.

Symptoms of Whiplash

October 16th, 2009

Whiplash symptoms can occur immediately after the injury, or may develop only after a few days following the injury. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Pain in the shoulder or between the shoulder blades
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Fatigue

Kim- Testimonial for Raab Chiropractic

October 13th, 2009

I’ve had great success in past treatments getting my problems fixed, where I haven’t with other chiropractors.  Kim R.

Will I get better after whiplash?

October 11th, 2009

Generally, prognosis for individuals with whiplash is good. The neck and head pain clears within a Months.  Most patients recover within 6 months after the injury, however, some may continue to have residual neck pain and headaches throughout the rest of there lives.

Ursula- Testimonial for Raab Chiropractic

October 10th, 2009

Dr. Raab is a very good chiropractor.  He helped me tremendously so I can move again.  I would recommend him to everyone.

Whiplash- What is injured?

October 7th, 2009

Whiplash-a soft tissue injury to the neck-is also called neck sprain or neck strain. It is characterized by a collection of symptoms that occur following damage to the neck, usually because of sudden extension and flexion. The disorder commonly occurs as the result of an automobile accident and may include injury to intervertebral joints, discs, and ligaments, cervical muscles, and nerve roots. Symptoms such as neck pain may be present directly after the injury or may be delayed for several days. In addition to neck pain, other symptoms may include neck stiffness, injuries to the muscles and ligaments (myofascial injuries), headache, dizziness, abnormal sensations such as burning or prickling (paresthesias), or shoulder or back pain. In addition, some people experience cognitive, somatic, or psychological conditions such as memory loss, concentration impairment, nervousness/irritability, sleep disturbances, fatigue, or depression.  -National Institue for Neurological Disorders and Stroke