4 Ways Massage Therapy Complements Chiropractic Care

Here at Raveling Chiropractic Center we use massage therapy, both on its own and alongside chiropractic adjustments, for a variety of reasons. Here are a few of the benefits you can receive from massage:

Pain relief – When pain attacks an injured or damaged part of the body, the muscles naturally react by tightening, creating ever more tension and pain in that area. Massage breaks that cycle by loosening and relaxing the muscles to their former state. It also boost blood flow to the affected area, allowing the healing process to proceed more quickly and pain-causing substances such as lactic acid to escape.

Stress relief – Emotional stress can cause muscle tightness and pain just as a physical illness or injury can. Many symptoms such as back pain, neck pain or headaches have their origins in stress-related tension. A soothing deep tissue massage can do wonders to enhance your mood, partly by relieving your stiffness and partly by promoting the release of serotonin and other mood-balancing hormones.

Chronic pain management – If you have a condition such as fibromyalgia that causes chronic soft tissue pain, certain types of massage can be prescribed to help you get that pain under control. Deep tissue massage manipulates the muscles and connective tissues to break up deep-seated stiffness and tightness, including the recurring muscle knots of fibromyalgia.

Injury rehabilitation – If you have to come back from a debilitating injury or major surgery, your muscles may have “forgotten” how to perform their normal tasks. Massage therapy can encourage the muscle groups to work together as they once did, helping you regain normal function faster. Deep tissue work can also relieve or even prevent the buildup of adhesions, a form of scarring that limits your muscle mobility and can even keep from rehabilitating an injury properly.

The Right Healing Plan for You Available from Our Dunedin Chiropractor

Our Dunedin chiropractor, Dr. Raveling, can prescribe the right massage techniques for your needs. Schedule a consultation and let us start helping you!

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