If you’re suffering from a sports injury, lower back pain, neck pain, headaches or a chronic pain condition like fibromyalgia, a soft tissue massage may be just what you need. In addition to your main issue being treated, Dr. Jochen and his team will also look for the underlying cause of your symptoms during your session. By using specific techniques like deep tissue, trigger point therapy and other intensive soft tissue specialties, your massage will be personalized to meet your specific needs for healing and will compliment any chiropractic care you receive. Call today or book your appointment online.
Chiropractic Massage Q & A
What is chiropractic massage?
Chiropractic massage combines the benefits of chiropractic care with massage therapy to bring you the best of both worlds. Massage is more of a conservative holistic approach to musculoskeletal issues that increases circulation, reduces swelling, and relaxes your muscles.
By combining chiropractic treatments with massage, your muscles will support the adjustments you receive from Dr. Jochen and his staff of chiropractors and lead to a reduction in pain with an increase in bodily function.
How does chiropractic care and massage therapy work together?
When chiropractic care and massage therapy are combined they create a synergistic therapy more effective than any one treatment alone. The benefits of each practice are:
- Chiropractic care optimizes the body’s nervous system through spinal manipulation.
- Massage uses pressure to manipulate tightened muscles and soft tissues.
- Trigger point massage applies pressure to a specific point that triggers a therapeutic sensation to multiple areas to relieve tension.
Massage is beneficial to chiropractic care before or after your alignment. When you receive a massage before your chiropractic alignment your spine will be more receptive to the adjustment since the muscles have loosened up. Receiving a massage after your adjustment decreases the risk of your muscles pulling your spine out of alignment since your muscles will remain soft and relaxed as well. Beyond manual therapy, when you see Dr. Jochen for chiropractic massage he discusses environmental factors that can improve your condition. He may suggest ergonomic workplace adjustments or review your sports techniques to make sure you’re using proper form.
Who can benefit from chiropractic massage?
Chiropractic massage benefits anyone looking for pain relief or who suffers from a limited range of motion. Chiropractic massage effectively addresses the following conditions:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Lower back pain
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Sports injuries
Those who aren’t suffering from pain can benefit from chiropractic massage too. This treatment spurs health and wellness benefits such as increasing blood flow, relaxing the body, improving muscular tone, boosting the immune system and reducing spinal pressure.
If you think the combined effects of chiropractic massage can help improve your current condition, book your appointment today.