Massage therapy and chiropractic care often go hand in hand with one another.
If you are interested in a free consultation call our office at (360) 260-6903.
Hey, it’s Dr. Troy here.
I want to talk about massage.
You know a lot of patients always ask, “Hey, would I benefit from a massage”? With today’s stressful world and tension and computers and sitting usually the answer is absolutely 100%, you’d benefit from some sort of massage.
A lot of people like relaxation massage which is designed to get the blood flowing, relax muscles, relieve tension, relieve stress and calm the nerve system down. We see quite a few relaxation massages.
One of our other specialties is therapeutic massage. People who may have sustained a sports injury, a fall, motor vehicle accident; these are more treatment focused massage sessions. We have multiple massage therapists in the clinic to help with these things and they specialize in therapeutic massage, they can also do relaxation massage if that’s a request.
Some of our massage therapists really specialized in lower extremity, balance, shoulder balance, head posture, so there’s a lot of things we can focus on. Whiplash cases, slip and falls; a lot of times people have injuries and they’ll have muscle imbalances and our massage therapist can help work that out.
People who are just looking to reduce stress and tension from a long hard week or an event they went to and they just want to relieve some stress. There are all types of things massage can help with and we’d be happy to help you with any of those.
So, chiropractic and massage work hand-in-hand with restoring the recuperative powers of the body. I always say chiropractic adjustments help open up the nerves. The nerves are what run everything and so if there’s pressure or stress or tension on a nerve that’s ultimately going to affect the way muscles function.
If you can open up a nerve that’s controlling a group of muscles and then have a massage therapist do some sort of therapeutic or stretching type of procedures to help restore the function to that muscle; and this works really well with car accidents we see the correlation of massage and chiropractic adjustments really help people improve their flexibility reduce swelling reduce pain regain most if not all of their pre-injury function.
That’s really the goal working with chiropractic and massage therapists. We have both in our office, you can schedule times together we work with all kinds of insurance. Some of our massage therapists are contracted with Kaiser with Blue Cross, Aetna. These are all types of patients that some of our therapists can handle. We would just have to find specific benefits for you and see if one of our therapists are on your panel and we’d be happy to do that for you.
Call our office if you’re interested in a free consultation. The number is (360) 260-6903.
More Information on Massage Therapy
I meet a lot of people who are interested in massage. The appeal arises from a variety of reasons, ut frequently has to do with a desire to reduce stress and relax the body. While massage most certainly has the ability to provide relaxation and stress relief, therapeutic massage also can serve a medical or healing purpose as well.
Developments in massage therapy and massage research have helped draw attention to the practice’s medical benefits. A 2016 study found that more than fifty-one million Americans had spoken to their doctors about massage therapy. Of those, 63 percent of the doctors recommended that they see a massage therapist. At the same time, more than half of massage therapists had received one or more referral in the past six months from a hospital or medical office. (https://www.amtamassage.org/infocenter/economic_industry-fact-sheet.html)
This is because more and more medical professionals are recognizing the health benefits of massage therapy.
What Medical Benefits Can be Gained from Massage Therapy?
No matter what condition you are suffering from, whether it’s just fatigue and stress or a severe medical condition, getting a massage can help you feel better. But working with a trained massage therapist, you can formulate an approach that can directly address your specific symptoms and tailor a regimen designed to improve your overall health and wellness.
The list of conditions that can be treated with massage is a long one. It includes the following:
- Fatigue associated with radiation or chemotherapy
- Osteoarthritis of the shoulder, knee, or other joints
- Post-operative pain
- Symptoms associated with carpal tunnel syndrome
- Boosting a person’s immune system
- High blood pressure
- Migraines and severe headaches
- The symptoms associated with withdrawal from alcohol or drugs
- Nerve damage or pain associated with pinched nerves
- Back and neck injuries, such as whiplash
- Muscle imbalances
- Lower back pain
Alternative to Medication and Surgery
It seems that in today’s society, everyone is looking for a quick solution. This has lead to an over-reliance on medication and intrusive procedures. Patients with mild to even severe symptoms may think that their only option is to take expensive medicines or have dangerous surgeries when the reality is their problems can be treated with non-invasive methods.
The current opiate epidemic is the perfect example of our prescription heavy culture. While the results may not be immediate with massage therapy, it’s also likely that you won’t have to wait long to see positive results.
Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care
Massage therapy is a key aspect of chiropractic care. While a massage you get at a salon or spa can be very relaxing, the benefits generally do not last long. A licensed chiropractor uses their medical knowledge to focus their efforts on the underlying cause of your pain or discomfort. If you are recovering from an injury, we will work with you to reduce your recovery time and stimulate rapid healing.
If you have received a recommendation from your doctor, or simply are curious what massage therapy can do for you, come visit us for a FREE consultation. We make improving the health and well-being of our patients our number one priority. Call us today to start down the path towards an improved lifestyle!