Massage, the ideal complement to chiropractic care
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy cannot be considered a luxury anymore. The benefits achieved through regular sessions with your massage therapist are proving that this therapy is becoming an indispensable alternative health care practice.
Increased circulation, improved flexibility, and reduced stress are just a few of the advantages that come with receiving a massage. Also, through massage one may boost their immune system, which will increase their resistance to disease and contribute to a more healthy life.
Massage therapy also helps prevent injury or can assist in the healing of an existing injury such as golfer’s or tennis elbow and runner’s knee. This therapy is also useful in relieving conditions such as arthritis, chronic neck and back pain, TMJ, headaches, and chronic stress, just to name a few.
At Glenbourne Chiropractic our massage therapist will use a combination of Swedish massage and deep tissue massage. This will allow you to have a therapeutic massage customized for your specific complaint with the addition of relaxation massage to ease stress and tense muscles. Reducing stress and tension in the muscles encourages a balanced nervous system and promotes a general sense of well-being.
Chiropractic and Massage Therapy
It is widely recognized that chiropractic and massage therapy strongly compliment each other. Chiropractors are specialists in all aspects of the neuromusculoskeletal system (nerves, muscles, and joints). When you have pain and stiffness in your spine and other joints it is usually due to a combination of restricted movement, inflamed tissues, and muscle spasm. This resulting muscle spasm occurs as the body tries to protect the area. Although chiropractors use different soft tissue techniques during their treatment, they often rely on massage therapy treatment to lengthen and relax the tight and sore muscles often associated with pain. Relaxing the muscles helps the joints move more freely and assists the adjustment in relieving pain and restoring motion.