You might think that massage therapy is all about luxury, but it also has numerous health benefits. If you have back or neck pain, massage therapy from Pacific Empire Chiropractic of Chino, CA, can bring relief. Following are the answers to questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding chiropractic massage therapy.
What is Massage Therapy?
This non-invasive treatment involves using hands to knead the skin, muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues to reduce pain, increase blood flow, and boost faster healing. For massage therapy to work, it takes the hands of trained personnel who knows the areas of focus and does the treatment without hurting your body.
What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is pivotal in promoting physical and mental relaxation. Massage therapy releases tension in tight muscles, providing pain relief. Other benefits of massage therapy include:
- Improved range of motion: Massage therapy treats pain that impedes movement. Most patients that undergo massage therapy report improved mobility, especially when recovering from an injury.
- Improved mental health: Massage therapy promotes relaxation, relieves stress, and reduces anxiety.
- Improved physical fitness: Reduced tension leads to improved athletic performance.
Like other chiropractic treatments, massage therapy brings wellness to the whole body and just not the part being treated.
How Long Will a Massage Therapy Session Last?
If you want to get the most out of massage therapy, a session should last at least one hour. In our clinic, most massage sessions last between 60 and 90 minutes.
How Does Massage Therapy Work with Other Chiropractic Treatments?
It’s absolutely safe and effective to combine massage therapy with chiropractic care. However, we recommend undergoing massage therapy before chiropractic treatment. Why? Massage releases tense muscles, making them more receptive to chiropractic adjustments.
Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Chino, CA
For more information on the benefits of chiropractic massage therapy or to schedule a massage therapy session, call Pacific Empire Physical Medicine & Healthcare today at (909) 464-9880.