"Ahhhh..." is music to a massage therapist's ear!
Massage therapy is generally thought of for relaxation, however massage therapy can be so much more when combined with chiropractic techniques. Massage therapy offered in the chiropractic office tries to deliver the "Ahhhh..." response as well as more targeted soft tissue and muscle work to relieve tightness and allow the adjustment's realignment of bones and its resulting pain relief to last a bit longer. Massage therapy goes hand-in-hand with the Cox Technic protocols.
What is Massage Therapy?
Complementary to chiropractic care at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider with Cox Technic Flexion Distraction and Decompression spinal manipulation, massage therapy is the manual manipulation of the body's soft tissue structures through an assortment of techniques ranging from relaxing to rehabilitative. Soft tissues include muscle, skin, tendons, fascia, ligaments and joint capsules. These are often involved when the spine and extremities are in pain.
With massage therapy, function, flexibility and overall circulation of the soft tissues increase.
How Can Massage Therapy Help?
Massage therapy can be useful to people of all ages and conditions. It is commonly used to aid in the alleviation of pain due to many specific issues, including but not limited to
- Headaches and migraines
- Muscle and related conditions such as spasms, strains and sprains
- Back pain
- Neck Pain
- Arm pain
- Repetitive strain injury
- Pregnancy-related back pain
- Stress relief and associated conditions
- Post-injury and post surgical rehabilitation
- Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendonitis
Schedule your Ottawa chiropractic appointment at The practice of Dr. Tim Schneider for a massage today!
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