Massage Therapy Specialist

Farabaugh Chiropractic

Board Certified Chiropractic Physicians & Nutritional Recovery and Fitness Coaches located in Westerville, Columbus, OH

Medical massage therapist David Vanscoy, LMT, has been a member of the Farabaugh Chiropractic team since the practice opened more than 30 years ago. He employs a variety of massage techniques, including reflexology, to provide personalized care to patients in and around Westerville of Columbus, Ohio. If you’re looking for a therapeutic massage expert to relieve any type of pain, call or book an appointment online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is medical massage therapy?

Massage is one of the earliest pain-relief treatments in human history that continues to help patients today. Treatment may include manual manipulation of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and myofascial tissue through controlled pressure on your skin.

While relaxing massages are widely available in spas and other locations, David, a licensed massage therapist, offers medical massages focused on treating your unique diagnosis and individual concerns. He works alongside the other providers at Farabaugh Chiropractic to ensure you receive personalized professional care.

What conditions does massage therapy treat?

David and the team at Farabaugh Chiropractic use medical massage to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Headaches
  • Migraines
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica

Massage can also help relieve pain that results from long-term (chronic) health conditions like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

What are the different types of massage?

David has extensive knowledge of the leading evidence-based methods in medical massage. He typically combines a variety of massage techniques to provide you with individualized care. He is highly trained in the following types of massage:

Swedish massage

Swedish massage is the most commonly used type. This method uses gentle kneading and long strokes along with tapping to relax and energize you.

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses more forceful strokes to target deeper levels of muscle and connective tissue. Typically, deep tissue massage focuses on an area of injury or muscle damage. 

Trigger point massage

Commonly known as a knot, a trigger point is an area of muscle tension or spasm that may cause pain in other areas of your body. This massage technique focuses on releasing tight muscle fibers that cause trigger points. 


Reflexology focuses on stimulating specific points on your feet, hands, and ears that contain nerve endings. Because nerves travel throughout your body, reflexology can improve the function of various organs and systems. 

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

The team at Farabaugh Chiropractic uses massage therapy in conjunction with other treatments, like chiropractic care and acupuncture, to promote whole body wellness. In addition to relaxation, some of the most common benefits of massage include:

  • Pain relief
  • Increased mobility
  • Improved circulation

To find out how massage therapy can benefit you, call Farabaugh Chiropractic or book an appointment online today.