At Premier Family Chiropractic, our chiropractor often prescribes Brentwood massage therapy for patients who need additional support and pain management for their healing process. Though massage therapy can be used purely to relax, it also offers many wellness benefits to our Brentwood patients who suffer from a variety of conditions including neck pain, back pain, headaches or discomfort, and fatigue caused by fibromyalgia.
How Brentwood Massage Therapy Works
Brentwood massage therapy is a non-invasive wellness technique in which soft tissues, such as muscles and fasciae, are manipulated to improve the body’s circulation. By gently preparing the skin for massage therapy, then warming up and kneading the muscles, a patient’s soft tissues experience increased circulation, which, in effect, drains the muscles of toxins such as lactic acid. Improved circulation also facilitates the transport of healthy cells and promotes the healing of damaged and weakened tissues. Additionally, massage can help increase the elasticity of muscles and aid in improving posture after adjustments and physical therapy.
Common Types of Massage Therapy
The most common types of massage therapy are relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, and holistic massage. Relaxation massage utilizes a lighter stroking and kneading technique and is appropriate for patients who are in a lot of pain and can’t tolerate more invasive techniques. It may also be prescribed by a pediatric chiropractor to help young children recover from injuries or other conditions.
Deep tissue massage therapy involves a relatively thorough preparation of the upper tissues before working with the deeper layers of muscles. This form of massage is used often during rehabilitation, to help drain the muscles of toxins and promote healing. Holistic massage may address not only the muscles, but also the lymph system. This form of massage can be helpful in hormone balancing, or for cleansing a patient’s system during weight loss. There are also many variations on classic massage techniques, such as acupressure, all of which may be utilized by your massage therapist to enhance your physical condition.
Massage and Chiropractic Care Maximize Pain Relief
Depending on your injury or condition, our Brentwood chiropractor, Dr. Uzelman may suggest massage as a supporting therapy to the rest of your chiropractic treatment. Massage therapy can help the muscles around the affected area adapt to adjustments and help strengthen them so they adapt to the spine’s new, correct alignment. In addition, it can minimize the aches and pains resulting from incorrect alignment, such as neck pain and back pain.
If you suffer from headaches, relaxation massage can help the muscles of your shoulders, neck and head relax, resulting in a more efficient and less invasive form of pain management than painkillers. If you suffer from a chronic condition, such as fibromyalgia, our chiropractor may prescribe massage to improve circulation and muscle tone, enhance relaxation, and minimize chronic pain.
At Premier Family Chiropractic Care, we strongly believe in natural, non-invasive techniques to support healing and help you achieve a fitter, healthier body. Speak to Dr. Quinn Uzelman and find out if incorporating regular massage therapy into your treatment is right for you! Call us at (615) 661-4101 today.