While some people who hear about massage therapy may think of a relaxing day at the spa, massage therapy focuses more on the treatment of a back or neck condition. Massage therapy can involve a variety of techniques that help to relieve pain through a series of appointments. Massage therapy involves the manual manipulation of the patient’s:
- Connective tissue
It can be easy to assume that massage therapy is simple and does not require expertise, in reality, professional massage therapy needs a specialist. Our team at Chino, CA, will know the correct methods and areas of the body to massage for treatment. In some cases, patients who attempt massage therapy on their own, without the necessary guidance can end up hurting themselves and aggravating their symptoms.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY?
Massage therapy works in unison with other treatment methods to successfully promote healing. At our Chino, CA, office, we can use massage therapy to help:
- Relieve symptoms following an accident
- Rehabilitate injuries
- Relax muscles
- Reduce pain, stress or anxiety
- Promote overall health and wellness
We can help patients with the rehabilitation process by using massage therapy, along with other treatment techniques. Patients who incorporate massage therapy into their treatment will be able to relieve tension and pain without the need for painkillers or medication. Massage therapy helps patients relax and promote recovery.
WHAT IS A TYPICAL MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION LIKE?
On a regular basis, a massage therapy session will involve the patient lying down on a cushioned table as the professional treats a specific area. The massage technique will vary per each individual and professional treating the patient.
HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL MASSAGE THERAPY SESSION TAKE?
The session can take around one hour to 90 minutes in order to help remove the toxins from the muscles and provide the necessary relief the patient needs. It is recommended that the session is at least an hour.
DOES MASSAGE THERAPY WORK?
Massage therapy is a form of complementary medicine alongside other treatment. The goal of massage therapy is to provide relief and to treat stress. While massage therapy may not be the only answer to the patient’s condition, we recommend massage therapy as a means to help patients cope with other issues.
HOW MUCH DOES MASSAGE THERAPY COST?
The price for massage therapy will vary on the amount of appointments necessary for the patient’s treatment, the length of the treatment and if the patient’s insurance covers massage therapy. We recommend that patients speak with their insurance company to see what is available or they can speak with us before the meeting.
WILL MASSAGE THERAPY TREAT MORE THAN JUST BACK PAIN?
Yes. However, it is not a magic cure-all treatment. Massage therapy can help relieve tension and stress for patients struggling with other issues, but may not be the only part of a treatment plan. Patients struggling with heart disease, cancer, stomach problems, fibromyalgia and other conditions may find massage therapy to help them cope with their symptoms.
HOW MANY MONTHS WILL THE MASSAGE THERAPY GO ON FOR?
Massage therapy can be temporary or permanent, depending on the patient’s condition and need. We will work with each patient to determine if massage therapy is the right treatment for the patient’s condition.
IS MASSAGE THERAPY PAINFUL?
The amount of pain one feels during a massage therapy session depends on the amount of pressure and the type of massage techniques. Certain techniques will cause more pain to the patient than others, however after a day or two following the treatment, the patient will feel long term benefits. Patients can go over the pain they might feel with our team before beginning the treatment. We will do everything necessary to help the patient remain calm and understand the recovery process.
For more information, or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor or massage therapists, contact Pacific Empire Chiropractic today at (909) 464-9880.