The term ‘Therapeutic Massage’ can encompass a wide variety of massage techniques, but defined simply it is the mobilization (movement) of soft tissue to help relieve pain, reduce stress, or otherwise solve a specific problem. Therapeutic massage is also used as a means to restore the natural function of a specific part of the body and is often used in conjunction with physical therapy.
The Therapeutic Massage technique that will be used to treat an issue depends entirely on what that issue is. It’s very important, to be honest with your therapist about any problems that may be occurring or any pain that you feel as a result of an injury. Your therapist will also change the technique they are using depending on the type of response they are trying to illicit. For example, if you are trying to restore the natural function of a muscle group, the massage technique will most likely involve very fast, short strokes that are designed to stimulate. On the other hand, if the goal is to reduce stress and cause the patient to relax than the approach is going to involve long and more soothing strokes.
Therapeutic Massage Benefits
Massage Therapy is a safe and effective way to reduce stress and solve common muscular and injury-related issues. Let’s take a look at some of the main benefits of Therapeutic Massage below.
Reduce the Stress in Your Life and Improve Your Health
When you are stressed your body reacts accordingly. Your muscles tighten during the moment of stress and relax when that moment is over. However, if you are in a continuous state of stress your muscles can stay slightly or permanently tense. If this is not resolved, it can lead to joint aches and pains, neck pains, and headaches. Regular massage sessions over a period of time have been shown to not only relieve this stress but also to improve emotional levels and provide more energy. When your body is allowed to heal and relax, it will begin to function at an optimal level.
At Lifegiving Chiropractic our focus is to provide you a safe and nurturing place for you to relax, refocus your thoughts, and above all find clarity. We use several different massage techniques that will help your muscles and your mind relax.
Improving the Overall Functioning of Your Body
Tightness in your muscular system if allowed to continue over a long period of time can be seriously detrimental to your overall health and circulation. Luckily, regular Therapeutic Massage sessions have been shown to improve circulation and allow blood to flow through damaged and stiff muscles thereby promoting long term healing. Another benefit of massage is that it breaks up lactic acid that may be sitting in sore muscles and also moves lymphatic fluid through the body which increases immunity. This also carries metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs, which will help in lowering blood pressure and improve the overall functioning of your body.
Help you recover and get your health back
Depending on the severity of your injury, other healing techniques may be required, but Therapeutic Massage has been shown to be extremely effective for both sports injuries and muscle recovery. Massage can also be used in conjunction with regular training to improve muscle function and stop injuries before they happen. If you find yourself in a situation where you are undergoing physical therapy or are experiencing discomfort due to an injury it may be worth looking into an alternative treatment using Therapeutic Massage.
At Lifegiving Chiropractic, we take special care to make sure the injury has all the recovery tools it needs to aid it back to its full health. We are specially trained in injury massage therapy that can help reduce stiffness, restore movement, and provide relaxation that will help your body focus on healthy healing instead of soreness and anxiety.
What People Are Saying
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Tiana Q from Campbell, CA
I’ve had a great experience with everything this office has to offer. The initial call to schedule was very pleasant and friendly. The Dr is amazing! He explains everything step by step and takes the time to really get to know his patients. My pain has decreased tremendously, and I look forward to continuing my maintenance with adjustments and massage. Highly recommend!
David F from Austell, GA
This is one of the best massages I have received, and I’ve had quite a few. This is the real deal. She can lay her hands on you and know what to work on. She can feel your pain. A great change for the better!
Emily M from Campbell, CA
I get massages pretty much every place I travel and hands down feel that LifeGiving ranks at the top of my charts with what they provide. They look at your body from a very medical standpoint and address your concerns beyond one massage and really get to know what your body needs. The massages coupled with the adjustments have fully fixed the pain and tension I was experiencing in my middle back. I also no longer experience my severe sciatica and feel overall in better health. I love the staff here and everything they have done to help me become a healthier and better version of myself!
Mercedes S from Austell, GA
I love going in the office for my adjustments and massages. The staff is knowledgable and friendly, they explain every step of the process and are truly dedicated to improving my health. Love, Love, Love them!