Welcome to Anoka Massage & Pain Therapy

Woman with back painWhat We Treat 
We are the area’s leading complementary and integrative medicine clinic specializing in pain management. More. . .

Deep Tissue MassageSchedule Your Treatment
Our highly trained and skilled staff are available to help you reduce your pain and discomfort. More . . .

Medical MassageOur Services
Besides on-site Chiropractic and Acupuncture therapies, we Specialize in rehabilitative Medical Massage Therapy.
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Have you been injured? We effectively care for patients suffering from pain due to: auto accidents, sports mishaps,  and work injuries. More . . .

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Call today for an appointment that will put you on the road to a pain free and more vital life! 763.421.2807

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When Not to get Massage

Massage

Massage is a relatively low risk form of therapy.  However, there are certain conditions which are contraindicated for  massage therapy.

Massage Contraindications That Require a Physician Clearance

    • Acromegaly
    • Aneurysm
    • Atherosclerosis
    • Burns
    • Cancer
    • Cerebrovascular accident
    • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
    • Congestive heart failure
    • Coronary artery disease
    • Hemophilia
    • Hodgkin’s disease
    • Kidney stones
    • Leukemia
    • Myasthenia gravis
    • Nephrosis
    • Peritonitis
    • Polycystic kidney disease
    • Uremia

    Massage Contraindications  Local (Therapist must avoid the area)

    • Abdominal diastasis
    • Abnormal lumps
    • Acne vulgaris
    • Athlete’s foot
    • Blister
    • Bruise
    • Carpal tunnel syndrome (if inflamed)
    • Colitis
    • Cretinism
    • Crohn’s disease
    • Cystitis
    • Decubitus ulcers
    • Diverticular diseases
    • Folliculitis
    • Foreign objects embedded in the skin such as glass, pencil lead and metal
    • Furuncle/carbuncle
    • Goiter
    • Gouty arthritis
    • Graves disease
    • Hernia such as hiatal, femoral, inguinal and umbilical
    • Herpes simplex
    • Hyperthyroidism
    • Hypothyrodism
    • Impetigo
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Local inflammation
    • Onychomycosis
    • Open wounds
    • Paronychia
    • Phlebitis
    • Polyps
    • Poison ivy, poison oak, poison sumac (unless affected area is widespread,     in which case it is an absolute contraindication)
    • Seborrhea keratosis
    • Shingles
    • Spina bifida
    • Swollen lymph glands
    • Thrombophlebitis
    • Ulcers
    • Unhealed burns and wounds
    • Urinary incontinence
    • Urinary tract infection
    • Varicose veins
    • Wart

    Massage Contraindications Absolute (under no circumstance is massage advised)

    • Appendicitis
    • Autoimmune diseases (during flare up)
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Chickenpox
    • Cholecystitis (during flare up)
    • Cirrhosis of the liver (if due to viral agent)
    • Contact dermatitis
    • Diarrhea (if due to infection)
    • Embolism
    • Encephalitis
    • Fever
    • Gallstones (during attack)
    • German measles
    • Gout (acute phase)
    • Hemorrhage
    • Hepatitis
    • Hives
    • Hypertension (if not controlled by diet, exercise, and/or medication)
    • Infectious diseases
    • Influenza
    • Intestinal obstruction
    • Jaundice
    • Lice
    • Lupus (during flare up)
    • Measles
    • Meningitis
    • Migraine headache (during episode)
    • Mononucleosis
    • Multiple sclerosis
    • Mumps
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pericarditis
    • Pharyngitis (due to infection)
    • Pleurisy (if caused by infectious agent)
    • Pneumonia
    • Preeclampsia
    • Psychiatric diagnoses of manic depressive psychosis, schizophrenic               psychosis, and paranoid conditions
    • Pulmonary embolism
    • Pyelonephritis
    • Rabies
    • Recent injury
    • Recent surgery
    • Respiratory distress syndrome
    • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol

    There may be other conditions not mentioned in this list which massage therapy is contraindicated.… Read the rest

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    Spring is a happy time. Bunnies hop about. Flowers emerge in long forgotten corners of your garden. The birds return and sing so loudly they wake you in the morning.

    This is not a time to be angry.

    But according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, being angry is exactly what you can expect if you don’t balance your wood element.Read the rest

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