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Massage Therapy benefits and why I LOVE to work with them.

Massage Therapy

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a holistic treatment that offers a variety of health and wellness benefits. It uses manual manipulation of muscles and other soft tissues to ease tension, improve blood flow, and enhance healing. Integrated Chiropractic therapists offer a variety of massage therapy techniques to enhance musculoskeletal functioning naturally.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Some of the benefits you can expect with massage therapy at Integrated Chiropractic include:

Getting a massage is a relaxing, enjoyable experience for many people and can improve your overall health and wellness.

What are the different types of massage?

Some types of massage therapy available at Integrated Chiropractic include:

Deep tissue massage

Deep tissue massage uses slow, forceful techniques that target deep tissue layers and enhance healing after muscle damage or other injuries.

Sports massage

Your massage therapist tailors sports massage sessions based on the type of sport you play, your training, and the areas of your body that are tight, sore, or injured.

Trigger point massage

Trigger point massage focuses on tight fibers that form in muscles because of overuse or injuries.

Swedish massage

Swedish massage uses gentle pressure, long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibrations, or deep, circular movements to relax you and reduce tension.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release available at Integrated Chiropractic uses high-frequency vibrating devices, along with manual pressure if needed, to reduce ongoing muscle tightness and post-surgical scar tissue.

What should I expect during massage therapy?

During massage therapy at Integrated Chiropractic, you rest on a comfortable massage table in a relaxing room. Then, based on your feedback, overall health, and preferences, your massage therapist gently massages targeted areas of your body to relieve tension and enhance natural healing. Massages generally last 30-90 minutes, depending on your individualized needs.

After getting a massage, you will feel relaxed with less discomfort. Over time as tissues heal and regenerate, you can expect continued improvements in musculoskeletal functioning. Regular massages help you maintain long-lasting results. I consider the trifecta of physical medicine or musculoskeletal treatments to be Chiropractic, Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy or Home Exercise Programs.

To learn more about massage therapy at Integrated Chiropractic or to schedule a Chiropractic appointment, call the office or send us a message from the contact us page today.

Author
Dr. Sean Joseph Sean Joseph, DC, CKTP A chiropractic physician and Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner. He leads the team at Integrated Chiropractic in Silverdale, Washington, and strives to offer individualized care with some of the best technology available in integrative medicine. Dr. Joseph holds degrees in biological sciences, human biology, and chiropractic care. He attended the National University of Health Sciences in Lombard, Illinois. Dr. Joseph has held numerous positions throughout his career and has worked with Olympians, professional athletes, Fortune 500 executives, and celebrities. He has also won multiple awards for his excellence in practice, including the 2015 Opencare Patients Choice Award and the Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal’s 40 Under Forty Class of 2011. Dr. Joseph is the founder of Integrated Chiropractic and enjoys his time there to this day. He helps patients reach their goals for better mobility and musculoskeletal pain reduction.

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