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:
- Fewer headaches
- Less ongoing pain
- Reduced muscle tension
- Diminished headache pain
- Improved blood flow
- Less stress and anxiety
- Reduced muscle soreness
- Stronger immune system
- Improved musculoskeletal functioning
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.
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 uses gentle pressure, long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibrations, or deep, circular movements to relax you and reduce tension.
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.