By manipulating the muscles and other soft tissues, massage helps relieve inflammation and irritation that can result in pain, swelling, stiffness and other symptoms. Plus, it promotes healthy circulation so oxygen and important nutrients can be delivered to injured tissues, helping to promote speedier healing. Massage also promotes lymphatic drainage to help remove toxins that can contribute to pain and swelling. For patients with trigger points – swollen and painful “lumps” or muscle “knots” - massage works to gently relieve inflammation and “break up” areas of inflammation that can interfere with normal musculoskeletal and nerve function for relief of symptoms and restoration of pain-free range of motion.
At Mission Bay, we offer deep tissue massage techniques to help stimulate healing following injury, disease or trauma, including massage focused on treating sports injuries, work-related repetitive stress injuries, and everyday wear and tear that can result in chronic pain, inflammation and reduced range of motion. We also offer trigger-point release massage techniques to relieve “knotted” muscles and painful trigger points that can cause significant pain locally as well as regionally. Our deep tissue techniques have been developed to promote healing at multiple levels, including the muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory and lymphatic systems for better overall health and wellness.
That depends on your condition and the symptoms you're experiencing. Some patients find complete relief after only a single massage session, while others may require several to help relieve pain, stiffness and underlying pain and inflammation. Massage also works well in conjunction with chiropractic techniques to help promote even deeper healing. Many patients also opt for regular massage to prevent pain and even to help prevent or relieve chronic stress.
We do accept all Auto Accident Insurances and some Workers' Compensation Insurances. Please call our office to confirm your insurance provider if you do not see your Insurance listed here.
"Katy and Dr. Wayne are both awesome - they really care and are trying to help me feel better permanently. Dr Wayne even came to my office to do an ergonomic evaluation"
"Every time something comes up, the first thing I do is book an appointment with Dr. Chuck. He is very patient and attentive, and he really knows his stuff."
"It only took a handful of appointments to feel better, but it was nothing short of amazing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
"I have been to many many chiropractors and massage therapists in my day, and Dr. Wayne and Gina are literally the best I've ever had."
"Dr. Wayne rocks. No other way to put it. After severely injuring my back six months ago I was in pretty much constant pain and discomfort since. "
"So fun to come into this office. Not only are the chiropractors knowledgeable and address body imbalances, the staff is wonderful!"
"I came in with the worst upper neck pain, hardly able to move and he fixed me right up. 100% would recommend. Will definitely be back."
"Dr. Chuck is an exceptional chiropractor. He helped me reduce significantly the frequency and intensity of my migraines and tension headaches."
"Dr. Chuck was so understanding and gentle, he explained every move before he did it, and made sure it was as painless as possible."
"The entire staff is friendly and helpful, too. You can tell they all care for their clients' well-being."
"Dr. Chuck is fantastic! He really got me back in shape. He's very attentive, and listens to your concerns. He taught me stretches to strengthen my back at home."
"Dr. Chuck delivers top-notch care, and is easy-going and approachable. The office staff is super, too! You can't go wrong with Mission Bay Chiropractic."
"Dr. Wayne got me back into high heels and I no longer walk like an ape!"
"Tried out chiropractic care here after reading positive Yelp reviews...I went from barely walking for two days to several days with almost no pain."
"He even went to my office desk and did a free workstation guide for me. Overall, it is a great experience collaborating with chuck."
"This office has a very friendly and knowledgeable staff who genuinely want to get you healthy. Nice clean office."
"I go to Dr. Chuck Affatato, who has kept me dancing , and free from back pain for a number of years now. He is a very good chiropractor, and he listens to any concerns"
"Best and professional service. Dr. Wayne is caring and makes sure that he addresses all concerns."
"Mission Bay Chiropractic is a top notch clinic! Dr. Affatato and Dr. Yuen truly care for their patients health and well being. I would highly recommend this clinic!."
"I can't thank Dr. Chuck enough for the expert adjustments that put my SI joint back in its proper alignment."
"I've been seeing Dr Wayne for three months. Before coming in I had trouble walk/sitting/laying down. My lower back felt like hell, now it feels great!"