Massage is a service that is very complementary to the care provided by a chiropractor.
Anytime someone has an injury or a misalignment, bones and joints are involved but so are the muscles that attach to them. Sometimes all a person needs is chiropractic care to see great results, but often times a person will need massage therapy to complement the chiropractic adjustment. By combining these services, a patient can experience better results in a shorter time than with chiropractic alone.
The style of massage therapy you will receive at Blue Ridge Chiropractic is more therapeutic than a massage at a spa. Often, Dr. Zack will be directing the massage therapist to certain areas of the body that need massage therapy in order to advance the patient’s chiropractic care. The massage therapists will be using their own great intuition to give feedback to Dr. Zack about how the patient is responding to massage care as it relates to chiropractic.
Not only does massage feel great and reduce the severity and intensity of symptoms but, like chiropractic, it reduces the spastic tone of the muscle and helps reduce inflammation and scar tissue that is impeding the healing process. Direct contact with the muscle is one of the best ways to address this and advance the patient’s care.
We look forward to helping you experience how the combination of chiropractic and massage can help you progress through care, and get back to doing the things you love.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
We all know how good it feels to get a massage. We also know that there are many benefits of massage therapy. But what are those benefits, exactly? And how can massage therapy help us achieve them?
Let's explore the top benefits of massage therapy and how it can help improve our overall health and well-being. From reducing stress and anxiety to improving circulation and sleep, read on to learn more about the power of massage therapy.
Some specific conditions that massage can help include:
There are a number of specific conditions that massage therapy can help to improve. These include:
- Chronic pain: Massage can help to relieve chronic pain, whether it is due to injury, tension or other factors.
- Muscle tension: Massage can help to loosen tight muscles and reduce tension throughout the body.
- Stress: Massage can be extremely relaxing and can help to reduce stress levels.
- Insomnia: Massage can help to promote sleep and improve insomnia.
- Anxiety: Massage can help to reduce anxiety and promote a sense of calm.
Physical benefits of massage include:
Massage therapy has been shown to provide a number of physical benefits, including improved circulation, reduced muscular tension, and increased flexibility.
One of the most well-known benefits of massage therapy is improved circulation. Massage helps to move blood through the congested areas of the body, which can improve overall circulation and help to prevent future problems.
Reduced Muscular Tension:
Massage therapy can also help to reduce muscle tension. By working on the muscles and soft tissue, massage therapists can help to release knots and trigger points that can cause pain and discomfort. This can lead to reduced muscle tension and improved range of motion.
Massage therapy can also help to increase flexibility. By lengthening muscles and increasing range of motion, massage can help people maintain or improve their flexibility. This is especially beneficial for those who are physically active, as it can help to prevent injuries.
Mental benefits of massage include:
There are a number of mental benefits associated with massage therapy, including:
- Reduced stress & anxiety
- Improved mood
- Increased relaxation
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Improved concentration & focus.