Meet Your Therapist, James Roberts
James has lived in the Dallas area most of his life. He is the proud father of 3 boys that love sports just like their dad. A true renaissance man, while getting his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Associate’s Degree in Sports Therapy from SMU, James played college football. After college, he went on to play professional football, most notably on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Even though he didn’t play for the Dallas Cowboys, our patients still love him. He still plays semipro football for the DeSoto Golden Eagles in his spare time. James also graduated from ATI Massage School as a licensed massage, medical massage, and sports therapist. He specializes in Deep Tissue, Swedish Massage, Pain Management, Sports Massage, Trigger Point, Energy, and ACE Massage Cupping. Due to his background in athletics, as well as his enormous skill as a therapist, James is able to relate to the injuries our patients are recovering from, and is able to treat them with the highest possible level of care and empathy.
The Truth About Massage.
Massage therapy uses a variety of methods to give a positive response on the human body, mind and spirit. After all, rubbing aching muscles is natural and instinctive! Massage is a natural approach to wellness that has existed and flourished since ancient times
Massage improves circulation, joint range of motion, and flexibility. It reduces many common problems such as stress, muscle tightness, aches and pains, even anxiety and depression.
How does Massage Therapy Work?
James will use light oil or lotion on the skin and begin the massage. A full body massage usually entails working from one end of the body to the other. Be sure to let your James know if you are uncomfortable with the pressure, technique, oil, music, etc. Your feedback allows you to have the best experience possible. During your massage the top sheet will be moved from isolated areas that are being worked on while the rest of your body is kept discreetly covered and warm.
Will massage therapy hurt?
Massage therapy should be comfortable and not hurt. Occasionally there is mild aching when the massage therapist applies pressure over "knots" and other areas of muscle tension. If the pressure is too strong for you, let James know.
How will I feel after a massage?
Most people feel calm and relaxed after a massage treatment. Occasionally, people experience mild temporary aching for a day or so. Drinking extra water the day before, the day of, and the day after your massage will prepare your bodies' tissue to release toxins and recover quickly.
Why do people utilize massage therapy?
- Back pain
- Improvement in physical performance and recovery
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
- Stress relief and stress- related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains, and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
The truth about Cupping.
Cupping is very effective at increasing blood flow to an area, and drawing out inflammation. This allows for the healing of both recent and long term injuries, chronic pain, chronic swelling and inflammation, and helping with post work out recovery.
How does massage cupping work?
The cup is positioned over the area of the body that is being treated, and suction is created using a pump to pull the air out of the cup. The suction level can vary from light to heavy, and the therapist can move the cups around to further stimulate the area.
Will massage cupping hurt?
No! It feels great. People often say they feel a deep warmth or tingling feeling, which may last after the session is over. Cupping acts as a sedating process on the body, so it is common to feel very relaxed or a little sleepy after a session.
Is this what I saw on Michael Phelps during the Olympics?
YES it is!!! Many elite athletes use cupping along with Chiropractic treatment to enhance their performance. It is vital for them for post workout recovery, and helps them compete day after day. It is also extremely common for weight lifters, baseball players, distance runners, and tennis players, to name a few.
What is the discoloration that occurs after some treatments?
The marks, called a “cup kiss” is from a release of intense stagnation, which means a release of body fluids, toxins, and de oxygenated blood. It is NOT a bruise, and will typically dissipate after a few days. Darker marks mean more stagnation in the area, and take longer to go away.
Does this work well with Dr. Meyer’s Chiropractic Treatments?
Absolutely. The more you can do to decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and speed up the healing process the better. Cupping, massage, and chiropractic work exceptionally well together, and can speed the healing process much faster than just doing any one of those things.