Medical Massage Therapy
In our dedication to provide complete body wellness and injury recovery treatments at Ideal Chiropractic Pain & Injury, we incorporate medical massage therapy into many of our treatment plans to complement and enhance our chiropractic adjustments and manipulations. We teach our patients that massage therapy is much more than just a luxury or stress relief activity.
Work with our team to find out how massage therapy can help alleviate your pain and discomfort and augment your recovery process.
Pressure Release Massages
One of the key scenarios in which medical massage therapy compliments chiropractic treatments is when patients experience tightness within their soft tissue. As a chiropractor works to realign shifting bones and improve overall posture, a medical massage therapist can work to improve blood flow and mobility within muscle tissue, tendons and ligaments.
Whether you have experienced an overuse injury in your back, neck or shoulders or are recovering from a severe sprain or tear, regular treatment massages can help loosen and stretch your soft tissue to accelerate your recovery.
Massages That Improve Flexibility
Either as a result of an injury or lack of use, muscles, tendons and ligaments can restrict and lock-up. This limits the range of motion of surrounding joints and creates restrictions and discomfort. In order to improve flexibility and maintain your physical capabilities, you can utilize a combination of chiropractic adjustments and medical massages. Chiropractic adjustments ensure that there are no mechanical malfunctions to impair your flexibility, while massage therapy can loosen up muscles and tendons to improve tissue elasticity.
Stress Relief Massage Therapy
While the focus of medical massage therapy is to improve a physical condition, stress relief is no small detail when it comes to recovering from an injury. Rehabbing from an injury requires a great deal of patience and strength. You may miss work and deal with financial discomfort in addition to your physical pain. A professional massage can give you the ability to experience an hour of peace and relaxation. The feeling of tranquility after your massage can make a long and uncomfortable recovery period much easier.
How To Determine the Proper Type of Massage
If you don’t regularly receive massage therapy, you may not know what type of massage will best treat your symptoms. Most common massage therapists provide a simple, soft and relaxing massage experience. They may or may not focus on specific tightness and evenly distribute the massage across the body. However, receiving a deep tissue massage from a masseuse that is untrained in medical massage therapy can place you at risk of exacerbating your injuries. Working with a certified medical massage therapist will ensure your health and comfort are properly accounted for.
How To Incorporate Medical Massage Therapy Into Your Recovery
Gentle massages to sore and injured areas of your body can be self administered, but if you want a thorough, deep-tissue massage for rehabilitation, it’s safest to work with a trained and certified medical massage therapist. Working with our team will ensure that your medical massage therapy is properly conducted by a well-informed specialist. By working in tandem with your chiropractor, your masseuse will have a full understanding of your injuries and be able to utilize his/her experience to provide a catered and effective treatment massage.
Schedule a consultation with one of our Dallas chiropractors to see if medical massage therapy can help improve your condition. Walk in or call us today at (972) 252-7246.