We are just past the one year mark for having incorporated Migun Therapy into the office here at HOPE Chiropractic. The Migun Tables have been a really great addition to the services we offer, allowing us to incorporate more soft tissue/muscle work into our office without adding much in the way of cost to our patients.
What is a Migun Table? I can already hear you asking. The $64 dollar answer is, it is a thermomechanical massage device.
I was introduced to Migun by a patient who was utilizing one of these tables on her own and I must admit I was quite skeptical. I initially thought, "This is probably going to be some glorified Homedics massager laid on its back for you to lay on." But, I figured I might as well give it a try, based on the satisfaction of my patient.
On trying it, I was pleasantly surprised. The basic program was about 40 minutes and instead of just going up and down my back the massage heads actually lifted up to push into specific areas of my spine, especially my lower back and pelvis, which is the area I personally need the most therapy. During this basic program, the massage heads worked my full spine, my thoracic and lumbar spine, and did some segmental/spot massage. It also stopped at specific locations to provide acupressure and as an added bonus it also massages the back of your legs in a coordinated fashion to create a little traction in the lower back, a very good thing for lower back problems.
I personally really like deep tissue massage so I appreciated the ability to really get an aggressive, deep tissue style massage. This aggressiveness can be reduced with some simple padding so that we can modify the massage for each individuals needs and tolerances.
The table also provides far infrared heat during the treatment, which is a nice feature because the far infrared heat penetrates the tissues the table is working on to increase blood flow, help with remodeling of the tissues being worked, and help with pain relief.
My first Migun session resulted in a 3 hour delay of my daily leg and hip pain, and after 8 days of treatment in 2 weeks my leg pain had shifted up a dermatome - a really positive neurologic sign called centralization. I have now been using the table once a week for a year and nearly all of my radiating leg pain had resolved.
In summary, I am very excited to have an additional treatment option at HOPE Chiropractic, and while the Migun is not a replacement for massage therapy, it is a good option for those who would benefit from more massage-like work but are unable to for various reasons, and it can help you get the most bang for your buck at the massage therapist by keeping your spinal musculature well maintained so your massage therapist can focus on the areas the Migun table cannot treat, helping you feel your best.
We wanted to make sure using the Migun table doesn't become a financial burden for those who would benefit from more frequent use, so we priced individual sessions at $15. We also offer a punch card option where you can buy 10 sessions for $100 and we have a monthly unlimited option So give us a call, 515-868-0202. to schedule a session and see how much it can help you.