While the word “massage” may conjure up images in your mind of a luxury spa or a tropical getaway, medical massage therapy is actually a service covered by many health insurance plans that many people take advantage of as part of their long-term wellness plan.
Medical massage therapy combined with chiropractic care is a synergistic and effective way to alleviate and manage pain.
With this non-invasive method, licensed massage therapists apply pressure to the muscles and soft tissue to a patient’s tolerance so as to increase blood flow to the muscles and break up connective tissue adhesions that shorten muscles.
Through medical massage treatment, the tension and stiffness in your muscles is reduced, decreasing your need to rely on medication to treat pain.
Chronic pain sufferers of lower back pain, shoulder and neck pain, migraines, and tension headaches have noticed an improvement in their immune systems, circulation and range of motion, as well as a reduction in joint stiffness, as a result of massage therapy.
If you’re interested in adding medical massage to your wellness plan, your chiropractor will evaluate the type and frequency of medical massage best suited to treating your condition, and then refer you to a massage therapist.
Our office has several licensed massage therapists, all of whom work under the direction of our team of doctors, and we look forward to helping you choose the specialist whose technique is best for you!
In future blog posts, we will cover different types of massage such as Thai, Pre-Natal and Deep Tissue.