How Chiropractic Massage Can Benefit You

Chiropractic Massage,Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness

You may think of a massage as just a luxurious treatment in a spa setting with candles, quiet music, and a gentle touch. While this type of massage can certainly help relax you and reduce stress, therapeutic massage can also be a valuable adjunct to chiropractic therapy.

Chiropractic massage combines massage therapy, which involves the manipulation of soft tissue, with the benefits of chiropractic care. Chiropractic massage eases muscular tension that causes cramping and pain and helps release toxins from your body. Adding massage to chiropractic care helps improve circulation to painful tissues and reduces micro-swelling in your cells.

Optimization of your nervous system

Chiropractic care intends to put your body into a healthy alignment so your nervous system can operate at its best. Your central nervous system controls communication throughout your body. When the nervous system doesn’t operate properly, you experience pain and possible dysfunction.

Gentle chiropractic adjustments free up nerves that are trapped in subluxated vertebrae. Chiropractic massage manipulates associated tight muscles and soft tissue, including the fascia, that are also compressing or compromising these nerves.

Trigger point release

If you have specific sore spots, such as at your neck or shoulders, Dr. Stephen Jochen and his team here at Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness apply trigger point massage techniques to release tension. Trigger points are localized places in the muscles that exhibit increased sensitivity that may develop in response to injury or over time as a result of misuse.

Trigger point massage can release these sensitive spots; the therapists use hands-on pressure or perform release with the application of specially designed chiropractic tools.

Improvement of chiropractic interventions

Massage prior to chiropractic adjustments helps loosen tight muscles and relieves stress, so you’re more receptive to the specific spinal manipulations performed during your visit. Massage complements other chiropractic interventions, such as nutritional recommendations, ergonomic adjustments, and physical therapy, too.

Addresses specific conditions

Chiropractic massage is valuable for people suffering from specific conditions that limit range of motion and cause pain. The technique can also be beneficial if you’ve suffered a sports injury. Massage can help alleviate any discomfort caused by compensatory behavior that occurs when you have pain in a joint.

Specific conditions that benefit from chiropractic massage include carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, and low back pain. Women who are pregnant can also find relief from discomfort caused by body changes (such as back or hip pain) with chiropractic massage. Chiropractic massage can also help relieve depression or anxiety associated with pain.

Prevention of pain

Chiropractic massage does more than resolve existing pain; it can prevent pain from occurring in the first place. Through soft tissue manipulation, a chiropractic massage keeps your muscles loose, preventing the tightening and swelling that leads to long-term pain. Regular massage is a preventive treatment.

To get the most out of your chiropractic treatment, consider adding massage therapy. At Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer massage to reduce stress, prevent dysfunction, and relieve existing pain. Call the office to schedule your chiropractic massage and spinal treatment today or book an appointment through our online system.

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