Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a pain relieving and relaxing technique your chiropractor might want to use in conjunction with your spinal adjustments. Massage can help patients heal more quickly, can make spinal adjustments easier by relaxing muscles and can help improve blood circulation. In your initial visit with your chiropractor, he will determine if your condition would benefit from a combination of massage as well as chiropractic adjustments. He will talk with you about the benefits massage may provide in your particular case.

There are a variety of massage techniques your chiropractor may want to try in conjunction with adjustments in order to help relieve your pain, especially that associated with muscle tension. The Swedish massage is the most common form of massage. It can help to relax muscles using long strokes that don’t penetrate beyond the superficial layers of the muscle. In deep tissue massage, the deeper layers of muscle and tendons are worked. Like acupuncture, acupressure massage can help balance the body’s energy forces. The treatment involves pressure placed on specific points of the body following a particular rhythm.

In addition to helping to relax muscles and ease chiropractic adjustments, there are a variety of other benefits of massage. Massage can help to reduce stress, muscular tension and lessen pain. People who suffer with anxiety, headaches, back pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, strains or sprains, and sports injuries may benefit from a combination of massage and chiropractic adjustments.