Massage Therapy

What is Therapeutic Massage?

Massage therapy offers not only pain relief, but is a powerful adjunct to healing with chiropractic.  Massage assists our healing in many ways: it melts away tension, relieving pain and discomfort.  This relief helps us relax physically, mentally, and emotionally.  Massage improves circulation and lymphatic drainage, thus improving the flow of nutrients to the tissues and the removal of toxins from the body.  It improves flexibility and joint range of motion, reduces inflammation, and improves muscle tone.  Regular massage helps us cope with life’s challenges better because we feel mentally and physically fit.

The Lumbar Yard Chiropractic offers discounted monthly massage care plans, as well as prenatal massage.


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Meet Our

Chiropractic Team

Dr. Sharon Bruce Chiropractic Doctor
…focuses on spinal health and wellness as the keys to overall health and well being.

Benny Bruce Office Assistant

…focuses on your overall happiness, tennis balls, squeaky toys and treats.



Chiropractor, Dr. Sharon Bruce

Dr. Bruce began her career in chiropractic medicine after graduating from Lifewest Chiropractic College in the year 2000. She opened a chiropractic clinic and started practicing in Long Beach, California shortly after graduating. During her tenure at Lifewest, her training as a Doctor of Chiropractic was based on the principle of achieving the maximum potential for physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. While pursuing her education she became knowledgeable in clinical science, anatomy, physiology, along with various other health related topics that related to practicing as a Doctor of Chiropractic. Since that time she has continued her education by receiving numerous additional certifications. She has received certification in the following areas:

Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician
Functional Movement Screen
Selective Functional Movement Assessment

In addition, she has received training from the Spine Research Institution of San Diego. Using her education and knowledge Dr. Bruce has determined that focus should be placed on spinal health and wellness since they are they keys to overall health and well being.

Certifications and Degrees
Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians 2013
Selective Functional Movement Assessment Certified – 2009
Functional Movement Screen Certified – 2009
Spine Research Instituion of San Diego – 2005
Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician – 2003
DC Degree, Lifewest Chiropractic College, California – 2000
MS Degree, Virginia Tech University, Virginia – 1998
Functional Movement SystemsBS Degree, Longwood College, Virginia – 1986
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Chiropractor Dr Sharon Bruce of the Lumbar Yard is a member of ACBSP