Massage is a manual treatment that is often combined with other chiropractic treatments to relax the muscles and improve circulation, which helps the body heal and respond to adjustments. Massage is often used to relax muscles before chiropractic adjustments to ensure that the body is warm and receptive to treatment. Therapeutic massage includes several different massage techniques including pressing, rubbing, and manipulating the muscles with different levels of pressure and penetrating to various levels of the muscles and connective tissues of the body to help them relax and reduce pain. Massage provides an array of health-related benefits including chronic and acute pain relief, rehabilitating sports injuries, reducing stress, increasing relaxation, soothing anxiety and depression, and improving general wellness.
Before the massage begins, the massage therapist asks the patient if they have any current conditions or pain and what they hope to achieve with massage. The therapist will often deliver a visual or manual evaluation to observe any misalignment or areas of obvious physical tension. This evaluation helps the therapist to determine how much pressure to use and what areas of the body need treatment. The massage itself is administered while the patient lies on a massage table or sits in a specially designed massage chair. The patient will either undress and be covered with a sheet or wear loose, comfortable clothing. The therapist will usually use an oil or lotion to reduce friction on the patient’s skin. A massage session can be brief or it can last an hour or longer, depending on the work that is being done.
Massage relaxes the muscles and connective tissues, which reduces nerve compression, improves joint space, and increases a patient’s range of motion. This can help relieve pain and improve overall body function. Massage therapy also improves circulation, which increases the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the muscles and improves the removal of waste products or toxins. Therapeutic massage can also provoke a relaxation response, which slows the heart rate, respiratory rate, and can lower blood pressure. This also boosts the immune system and reduces the physical properties of stress, helping to improve a patient’s overall well being.
Most insurance plans are accepted at our chiropractic offices. We accept auto accident, workers compensation, personal injury cases that have resulted in back pain, neck pain, headaches, or other related pain conditions. We also accept most health insurance plans, including Medicare. Because there are so many insurance plans out there, and because coverage for chiropractic care varies widely, please call us to find out if your plan covers care in our office. Before you start a chiropractic care plan, our staff would be happy to verify your benefits and explain them to you at no charge.
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