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Massage Therapy

Massage for Quicker Healing

Did you know your muscles have their own memory? Through chiropractic adjustments, your nervous system is altered. We work to re-educate your body into holding a new pattern.

Massage therapy is effective in speeding up that process. Although we love seeing each of our patients, we want you to need our care less and less. Adding massage therapy to your care plan can ensure your body is holding adjustments better.

Meet Our Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy room at Four Winds ChiropracticKaren Hynes is a Licensed Massage Therapist, Board Certified NCBTMB, Rhode Island License #MT01915. Karen graduated from the Connecticut Center of Massage Therapy in Groton, CT in August of 2011. Her modalities include Sports Massage and Orthopedic/Rehabilitative Massage, as well as Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, and Swedish Massage. She is certified in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), Massage Cupping and Kinesio Taping.

She has provided sports massage to athletes at the Cox Marathon in Providence, RI, Special Olympics, Kingston, RI, Amica Iron Man Triathlon in Providence, RI, Marine Corps Marathon, Arlington, VA as well as traveling to the Olympic Training Center and US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, to provide 4 days of sports massage at the Wounded Warrior Games in 2013.

Karen addresses issues of muscular tension, injury rehabilitation, and prevention, and every session is customized to the client’s specific needs. She is dedicated to her profession and is constantly striving to learn new techniques and to help people live pain-free. She believes keeping active, exercise, stretching and strength training is key to staying healthy, energetic and pain-free, and getting regular massages and chiropractic care, of course!

Karen is an avid runner, running in 12+ races a year, from 5K’s, 10K’s, 10 milers and is training for her first half-marathon in October 2019. She also loves kayaking, cross-country skiing, and going on outdoor adventures with her dog. Karen lives in Richmond with her husband, Tim.

Dr. Hightower at her massage table
Dr. Shelley Hightower received her Pharm D. Degree from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science twenty-nine years ago. This Tallahassee, Florida University has a rich history of over 125 years of serving students and the community. Commonly referred to as FAMU, this University is known for producing some of the top Pharm D professionals in the country.

Dr. Hightower has worked in various positions during her professional career which includes over the counter, in hospitals, at nursing homes, filling IV’s and as an independent Compounding Pharmacist. Her focus has been to help everyone understand their medication and the importance of following directions in order to obtain the most effective outcomes. She has also placed a great deal of emphasis on natural cures using natural medication with sources from plants, some quite common to all of us. Compounding prescriptions are at the top of her list at this time with the opportunity to continue to provide more individualized medication to customers.

Because of her wide range of experience and exposure in the pharmacy field, she has been able to work closely with doctors and other medical professionals to participate in workshops and to conduct research. Currently, she is doing research on Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Jacqueline, massage therapistJacqueline Urena is a Massachusetts Licensed Massage Therapist, License number MT10695. She graduated from Lincoln Technical Institute in Lincoln, Rhode Island in 2012, and was one of the top students in her class. Her specialty is a combination of Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massages with a gentle approach to release tight and constricted muscles.

With over 8 years of experience in the spa setting performing Trigger Point Therapy, Hotstone, CBD, Swedish, and Deep Tissue massages, every session that Jacqueline gives is customized to the client’s specific needs. Currently learning new techniques for different types of therapeutic massages, her belief is that with consistent work you can achieve anything no matter what it is. She loves to help people achieve their best self and live pain-free, this would include homework—stretching, hydrating, follow up with massage appointments and chiropractic care.

Presently, she attends The Community College of Rhode Island to obtain her Associate’s degree to become a Physical Therapist Assistant. In her time off she enjoys spending time with nature, church, family, and animals. She is a caring person that will work on everyone’s need with a compassioned approached to make each client feel their very best.

A Balanced Body for a Balanced Life

If you have a muscle that’s painful, it means there’s a dysfunction within that muscle. Chiropractic and massage therapy can restore the normal balance into your neuromuscular system. Personal injury and worker’s compensation cases may also need massage as a part of the care plan.

How Can Massage Therapy Help You?

Do you have aches and pains that are holding you back? We can help! Give our office a call today to discuss what we can do for you.


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