Massage Therapy is often utilized in conjunction with Chiropractic Care as part of a comprehensive treatment for many conditions. Although patients can feel more relaxed after a therapeutic massage, the goal isn’t relaxation. A Massage Therapist will target the treatment of a specific condition. An example goal during a massage visit could be: increasing range of motion for the patient’s shoulder.
The general purpose for Massage Therapy is “aiding the ability of the body to heal itself.” By increasing circulation through different techniques the Massage Therapy enhances tissue healing. This typically includes applying fixed or movable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement to parts of the body. Sometimes the forearms or elbows are used, but primarily massage therapy is applied primarily with the hands.
Massage Therapy can affect the muscular, skeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, nervous, and other systems of the body. Common conditions that can be treated include: chronic pain, headaches, pain from auto injuries, muscle tension, limited range of motion, digestive disorders, insomnia and much more.