What is a Massage Exam?


Your therapist is trained to perform a proper massage exam and in the anatomy and structure of soft tissues. Palpation, or the use of touch to examine, is often used to help determine what is going on inside the body especially to locate the source of muscular pain and tension.

During your massage exam the therapist applies slight pressure with the hands, feeling the size, texture, location and consistency of an area of the body. This type of exam allows the therapist a comparative method for analyzing their patient’s area of the body versus how that area should feel in an optimal health situation.

Massage exam at Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic

Palpation of the muscles is used to not only discern the location of the area in need of therapy or treatment, but also to more specifically gauge the health of that area by feeling it texture and tone.


Monday 10-6:00
Tuesday 7-3:00
Wednesday 9-6:00
Thursday Closed
Friday 7-3:00
Sat-Sun Closed

Make an appointment with Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic in Philadelphia, PA (215) 546-1010

The experience and training of our staff, and the ability to provide multifaceted wellness services under one united office, gives our patients a unique advantage towards health and wellness. Everything you need to live a healthy lifestyle! We are close to where you work and our office opens at 7:00A Tuesday & Friday and closes at 6:00P Monday & Wednesday.

At Rittenhouse Square Chiropractic, we provide corrective chiropractic and wellness services for Philadelphia, PA . We offer chiropractic services, therapeutic massage, personal training and exercise programs, rehabilitation, and nutritional consultation. We offer The Wellness Score® health evaluation system and a comprehensive wellness program. Dr. Jason Nutche is dedicated to helping individuals like yourself progress toward optimal health and well-being. Watch our video to learn more about our practice. We welcome you to call us at (215) 546-1010 to schedule time with us.