In its simplest form, massage therapy is the manipulation of soft tissues of the body through a varied system of techniques that include effleurage (gliding movement), compressions, petrissage (kneading movement) and friction. Additionally, massage therapists may engage in methods such as trigger point therapy and myofacial release as well as active and passive movements of the joints through practices such as joint mobilizations and stretching to assist in increasing range of motion in areas that need to be targeted.
- Provides an increase in circulation and lymph thereby helping maintain an optimum state of health for soft tissue
- Assists in reducing hypertonicity of the muscles, creating improved tone, flexibility and promotes overall muscle balance.
- Increases self-awareness of the body thus reducing the likelihood of chronic problems.
- Contributes to the body’s natural healing process by decreasing muscle soreness and reducing inflammation and edema as well as improve/regain muscular balance by decreasing muscle cramping and spasms.
- Promotes mental relaxation thereby decreasing stress
Chiropractic and Massage: The Medical World’s Peanut Butter and Jelly
The human being is a systematized, patterned whole and the combination of massage therapy and chiropractic aim to restore balance and wholeness. While both professions in separate provide many solutions to today’s ailments, the blending of the two creates both longer lasting effects as well as even speedier recovery time. During your massage sessions here at Post Rehab Solutions know that you are in good hands via a staff of licensed massage therapists that are directed by our board-certified doctors to be tailored to your specific condition to achieve the best results possible.
Conditions that Benefit from the Unification of the Two:
- Back pain
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis
- Stress relief and stress-related conditions
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Repetitive strain injury, such as carpal tunnel syndrome
- Circulatory and respiratory problems
- Post-injury and post-surgical rehabilitation
- Nerve induced pain, such as sciatica, elbow pain, bulging and herniated discs
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