Massage therapy helps to replenish nutrients and oxygen to cells and tissues while removing waste and reducing stress. During a massage, different techniques are used to relieve muscles spasm, stretch and realign muscle fibers, release trigger points and remove waste from injured muscles. This will result in enhanced circulation, improved join and muscle function, chronic pain relief, enhanced athletic performance and improved energy levels.
Chiropractic and massage therapy, used in combination, form a powerful healing approach that addresses pain and overall health on many levels.
Both long-term muscle tension and sudden impacts, such as falls, can pull and hold joints out of normal alignment. Chiropractic uses adjustments to return the joints to their normal positions and restore joint mobility.
Joint misalignments are often accompanied by tension or injury to the surrounding muscles, and ligaments. These tissues can produce pain that spreads because it causes protective muscle tightening in surrounding areas. Over time, tight, inflamed muscles and fascia suffer poor circulation and can develop adhesions that prevent muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop, referring pain or tingling to other areas in the body.
Addressing soft tissue problems is an important complement to chiropractic care. Muscles move joints, while ligaments support them. If a subluxation is adjusted without addressing related soft tissues, the whole problem is not being addressed and the pain and dysfunction may persist.
All of our massage therapists work in conjunction with the doctors’ treatment plans as well as on an hourly basis. Prices vary by location.
Types of Massage Offered at Total Athleticare:
Massage Therapy offers many healing benefits including:
- Relaxes tension throughout the body and mind
- Relieves congestion
- Reduces inflammation and swelling of joints, ligaments, and tendons
- Loosens tight muscles
- Speeds recovery for injuries
- Eases headaches
- Improves physical function
- Increases circulation of blood and tissue fluids
- Eliminates toxins
- Reduces stress, anxiety, and blood pressure