Sometimes a little physical manipulation can do a lot of good. You may already know this if you're familiar with the many healing benefits of chiropractic adjustments. Maybe you've also heard wonderful things about the benefits of soft tissue manipulation in the form of therapeutic massage. It's little wonder that these two modalities can complement each other beautifully. That's why our Akron chiropractor at Kaisk Chiropractic offers massage therapy as an all-natural option for injury healing, chronic pain management, and general wellness care.
Massage Is Good for You
When many people rave about massage, they're thinking more about the feeling of being pampered at a spa than receiving multiple medical benefits. It’s important to know that massage therapy can have profound positive influences on your health and well-being. The same relaxing, stress-busting benefits that you might receive from a Swedish massage in a spa can also be used to loosen muscles, relieve painful spasms, and improve your range of motion. You may also enjoy better sleep, lower levels of stress hormones, improved immune system function, and positive changes in your mood. When administered by a skilled practitioner, Swedish massage can even help you heal by increasing blood flow to surface tissues while reducing inflammation and swelling.
As amazing as this list of benefits is, Swedish massage is only one aspect of this versatile treatment modality. Deep tissue massage techniques can be employed to address deeply-held tightness, stiffness, and scar tissue. Trigger point therapy can release specific knots of tissue that set off pain responses in various other areas of the body. There are even situation-specific forms of massage therapy such as prenatal massage, which helps the body experience a healthier, more comfortable pregnancy, and sports massage, which focuses on the specific muscle groups you use most heavily in your chosen sport.
How Our Chiropractor Makes Use of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can greatly enhance the effects of chiropractic adjustment, with both modalities working in unison to help your entire body function better. For example, our chiropractor may prescribe massage therapy as a prelude to an adjustment session, the more relaxed and limber your muscles are, the more easily they can accept the positional changes made by chiropractic treatment. Chiropractic care also boosts the healing power of massage by facilitating improved nerve function, which allows your body to better assist the healing and pain-relief processes supported by massage.
Seeking Natural Health and Wellness Techniques? Call Our Akron Clinic
Chiropractic massage therapy might be the most powerful tool in your personal health and wellness regimen. Call (330) 733-1203today!