The Benefits of Massage Therapy
All types of massage involve working and acting on the body manually or with mechanical aids. Depending on the application and technique used, massage promotes relaxation and wellbeing, and is beneficial in the treatment of sports injuries. Massage also helps with other problems that affect the musculature of the body; for example, postural misalignment. Different massage therapy practitioners may use vastly different massage techniques, but they are all looking to achieve the same things: reduced pain, increased blood and oxygen flow to our tissue, and relaxation.
Massage therapy can be a valuable part of your treatment for many reasons, but not all massages can be delivered in an effective manner. A massage done at a local salon feels wonderful, but chronic pain or fatigue can quickly reappear because the underlying cause of your pain has not been addressed. Therapeutic massage performed along with the guidance of our doctor can mean that you will be able to enjoy less pain, fewer subluxations, a strengthened immune system, and improved lymph drainage. If you have undergone recent surgery, a therapeutic massage may also decrease your healing time and help reduce the appearance of scar tissue by increasing blood flow to the affected area and promoting self-healing.
The Role of Massage Therapy In Chiropractic Care
The combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy offers many benefits. These therapies can work together to create a sort of tag-team effect that can result in much faster recovery time since the correction of one’s structure can occur with less discomfort. In particular, the positive results of chiropractic care are likely to last longer when tension within muscles is released—tension that might otherwise pull the structure out of alignment again. With that in mind, it’s easy to see how chiropractic care and massage therapy are complementary. Used together, chiropractic care and massage therapy can assist with or boost your body’s ability to heal from:
- the nervous system
- physical and/or mental stress
- physical injuries or pain (e.g., sports accidents, car collisions)
- blood circulation
- spinal distress
Chiropractic care and massage therapy are compatible forms of health care that pursue the shared goal of your wellbeing, not simply the absence of pain. In a world of endless medications, they offer natural hands-on, drug-free techniques, and can be used in both a restorative and preventative capacity. In combination, they help you maintain your optimum health so that you can enjoy life to the fullest.Want to enrich your health and wellbeing? For your next visit, consider scheduling some time with one of our in-house massage therapists, who will work with Dr. Cabazolo to tailor your massage to your specific health needs.
Want to enrich your health and wellbeing? For your next visit, consider scheduling some time with one of our in-house massage therapists, who will work with Dr. Cabazolo to tailor your massage to your specific health needs.