If you have a hectic lifestyle, you know that being constantly on-the-go is just part of the routine. However, taking the time for massage therapy can be a useful tool that can help you continue performing at your very best. Massage therapy focuses on the function of the soft tissue, which includes muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and other tissues. Massage not only feels incredible, but this natural therapy has many health benefits for people of all ages. Massage treatments can encourage relaxation, ease stress and anxiety, reduce pain, stimulate circulation and healing, and improve function. Receiving routine massage treatments will help improve and maintain your overall health and wellness.
If you have any questions about our Dallas or Irving locations, or would like to learn more about chiropractic care at Blackwell Chiropractic, our experienced chiropractic team at Blackwell Chiropractic is here to help.
Massage therapy is a healing practice that can enhance an individual's wellness and physiological performance. A massage can have a positive impact on the physique and psyche of a person. A shortlist of the amazing effects a massage can have include: shuttling toxins away from soft tissues, improving blood flow, and improving the resilience of the body's many fibers and joints.
Massage therapy has also been known to assist in treating muscle spasms and muscle trauma. The reason this is the case is that a massage reduces the amount of time it takes to recover by improving the flow of the circulatory system. This, in turn, allows the body to recover faster naturally.
A massage at a chiropractic clinic can help with innumerable symptoms such as back pain, healing from medical procedures, headaches and migraines, insomnia, and much more.
Advantages of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can relieve muscle tension and mental pressure. Very often, muscle tension and spasms are due to stress and other psychological causes, so massage therapy can both ease physical symptoms and promote feelings of relaxation and well-being. Massage therapy can also treat specific conditions, including:
- Neck pain
- Lower back pain
- Stress and muscle tension
- Poor blood flow
- Pain in the extremities
- And so much more!
Massage therapy is also useful in providing benefits for people with illnesses, such as cancer and depression, when used in conjunction with other treatments.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care
When massage therapy is performed before your chiropractic treatment, it can relax your muscles and make chiropractic treatment more effective. And when massage therapy is given after your chiropractic treatment, it can help relax your newly adjusted muscles and tissues and help keep your newly aligned vertebrae in their correct positions.
Our doctors assess each of their patients individually, and they will recommend massage therapy if they believe it will help your particular condition.
The reason why massage therapy and chiropractic care work well together is because:
- Massage prolongs the effects of a chiropractic adjustment
- Chiropractic adjustments make it easier for a massage to affect the body
- Improved flexibility between the two treatments ensure the full benefits of said treatments are realized
What Happens During A Massage Session?
You'll be in a warm, private room with a comfortable massage table that allows you to relax your body completely. Your therapist will massage every area of your body. A full massage usually takes about an hour.
There are many effective massage therapies. Popular types of massage therapy include:
- Swedish massage
- Deep tissue massage
- Trigger point massage
- Sports massage
Your therapist will use the most appropriate and effective method for your individual needs in consultation with our doctors. Following your massage, you may feel a little sleepy, but this will only show that the treatment has been effective.
You should allow yourself time to resume your day gradually. In time, you will likely feel more energized, more aware, happier, and less stressed. To learn more about massage therapy, just come on to Blackwell Chiropractic. You can also book an appointment online or over the phone.
Massage therapy is also a relaxing treatment for expectant mothers, as it can promote healthy circulation in the feet and legs, and ease neck and back pain. Our massage practitioners are eager to treat patients of all ages, so we encourage you to call us today to experience relaxing, rejuvenating, and healing massage.