Massage is a “hands-on” treatment in which a therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being. Varieties of massage range from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.The motions used in massage therapy increase circulation in the affected area and aid the release of pain-relieving natural chemicals.
While some massage therapies are used primarily for relaxation, our therapists have been trained to help address specific soft tissue issues that arise from injuries and postural habits. As a part of a therapeutic regimen, addressing soft tissue structures in addition to chiropractic adjustments and other treatment modalities can be very beneficial in the recovery of a patient from many ailments. Massage combined with chiropractic treatment works in a very broad scope to foster healing throughout the body.
Humans are not built to be stationary. When we move and work to complete the activities that life brings to us, we cause activity in the muscles, joints, and inner mechanisms of the body. This causes a natural bit of ‘wear and tear’ as we work to complete normal daily tasks.
When developing your chiropractic care program, we may recommend massage therapy to help with conditions such as: