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Massage Therapy Helps Manage Pain

Massage Therapy Helps Manage Pain


massage therapy for shoulder pain.jpgOur Westminster chiropractor is proud to provide our clients will all the tools required for full healing including massage. Massage is often used in tandem with chiropractic adjustment methods because it helps to reduce swelling and inflammation, lower pain levels, and reduces muscle scarring. If you have shoulder pain, neck pain, or back pain such as sciatica, you may find massage to be a good option for you.

What Kind of Massage Will Benefit You?

Deep tissue massage hones in on the deep tissue layers in the body. This type of massage is one that uses a gentle but firm force to reach the deeper tissues that are causing pain and inflammation issues. Often, scar tissue is partially to blame for these issues and deep tissue massage is good at reducing that scarring and allowing the tissue to heal. This type of massage therapy may be very effective in healing muscle injury or chronic pain since it can give you better range of motion, less pain, and faster healing.

Swedish massage uses more varied strokes than deep tissue massage does, and it is generally a lighter stroke massage than deep tissue massage is. People with shoulder pain, neck pain, and back pain like sciatica may be well matched with this type of therapy. Benefits of Swedish massage include less muscle tension, better range of motion, and better circulation.

Sports massage may be used for specific injuries during rehab. Because a variety of massage techniques may be needed to help the injury heal, sports massage combined with rehabilitative exercises can be tailored for your specific sports injury.

Our Westminster chiropractor may discuss massage with you in situations where you need some extra pain relief, better range of motion, or if you're looking for overall improved wellness. We can customize a chiropractic and massage regimen just for you, so please feel free to discuss it with us anytime! Have you ever had a massage?


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