Massage therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Massage therapy offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient’s unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient’s range of motion, while also aiding in a patient’s recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Shields Chiropractic offers several types of massage:
Deep Tissue Massage
This is very effective for treating injuries. Techniques include slow, deep pressure that gradually deepens as the muscle relaxes. It will speed the recovery process, eliminate muscle tension to break the pain-spasm-pain cycle, reduce scar tissue and restore range of motion.
Trigger Point Therapy
This treatment reduces muscle tension by resetting specific points in a muscle, causing it to relax. Effective for people with headaches or pain that radiates into the arms or legs.
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation/Post Surgical Massage
Gentle techniques release adhesions in all layers of tissue. This can help to improve range of motion, alleviate pain, decrease swelling, and speed recovery following surgery—whether post-mastectomy, after a cesarean birth or surgery to repair a joint.
Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs that may be caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight.
Helps to decrease pain and spasm in muscles. It will also increase your range of motion and manipulate the muscle in an alternative way to traditional massage.
Sports Massage techniques are used to help athletes prepare for and recover from events and competitions. The primary focus of therapeutic sports massage for athletes is the musculoskeletal and myofascial elements of the body. This is because an athlete’s physical training places repetitive stress on these tissues. Benefits of sports massage include; improved range of motion, improved general tissue flexibility and muscle relaxation, reduction in cramps and spasm, reduction of adhesions and enhanced collagen remodeling during the healing cycle.
Provides pressure into myofascial restrictions to decrease and eliminate pain and restore and increase range of motion. It’s effective for individuals who have complex chronic pain and/or difficulty with movements.
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