Understanding Therapeutic Massage

The chiropractors at Advanced Health Solutions Georgia Spine & Disc offers safe and effective massage therapy that works soft tissue muscles to reduce pain or other related symptoms or conditions. Therapeutic massage is quite different from other forms of massage that focus on comfort and relaxation.

The following are some of the reasons why people seek massage therapy:

  • Reducing stress levels
  • Reducing muscular pain

In some cases, a Woodstock chiropractor can manipulate and change your body structure through regular massage therapy. You can choose from various types of massage therapy, Woodstock. Each type can deliver various benefits depending on your personal goals and condition.

Our Woodstock chiropractors often combine massage therapy with other treatments to address:

  • Muscle spasms and spasticity
  • Back and neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Sacroiliac joint dysfunction

Other conditions that can benefit from Woodstock massage therapy include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Digestive disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Sprains and strains

Types of Massage Therapy

Certified chiropractors at Advanced Health Solutions Georgia Spine & Disc use different types of massage therapy, including:

  1. Acupressure Massage

Acupressure massage applies pressure to the specific areas of your body, just like the goal of acupuncture. As a result, it relieves pain. Our chiropractor identifies certain parts, or “acupoints” throughout your body where you may be feeling the most pain, and massages them.

Acupressure massage involves lower pressure than other types of massage therapy, such as deep tissue. This type of massage therapy can help you manage your muscle pain and tension. Furthermore, it can reduce the symptoms of:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  1. Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage relieves acute or chronic pain in a specific part of your body, such as the lower and upper back or upper neck.

Over time, muscle “knots” limit functional ability as they cause inflammation and chronic pain. Our trained Woodstock chiropractors ensure that they reach your muscle tissue and knots.

Therefore, they use slow and firm movements to break apart the bands of rigid tendons and tissue. Though not meant for relaxation, deep tissue massage may lower your level of stress.

  1. Myofascial Releases

Anyone can suffer from myofascial pain, a chronic condition that causes sensitivity and tightness in muscle tissue and its surrounding, and connective tissue. Myofascial release treats myofascial pain.

Your fascia or connective tissue stretches throughout your body and covers the muscle tissue. When your myofascial muscles tighten, whether, through injury or overuse, they form knots or “trigger points” that cause pain and limit movement. Myofascial release therapy can ease tightened muscles to restore or improve your flexibility and movement, and reduce pain.

  1. Trigger Point Massage

The primary goal of trigger point massage is to identify a specific area if your muscle tissue that causes pain or soreness. Sometimes, you can feel pain in other surrounding parts of the body when your muscles knot together and form trigger points. Once located, a Woodstock chiropractor breaks down the trigger point(s) by applying repetitive motions of pressure, on and off for a certain period

You may feel discomfort when a chiropractor applies direct pressure to locate one or more trigger points. However, once the chiropractor finds and treats your tightened muscles, the pain will reduce after one visit.

Benefits of Massage Therapy, Woodstock

If you’re suffering from chronic pain, spasticity or other similar conditions, then you will benefit a lot from massage therapy. While therapeutic massage provides relief from symptoms, it isn’t a substitute for your routine medical care. You can add massage therapy as part of your comprehensive treatment plan, but you should consult your doctor.

Woodstock massage therapy provides many benefits ranging from physical, such as pain relief and boosting your immune system to improving your mental health, reasoning abilities, and mood.

Studies have shown that massage therapy can:

  • Relax tightened muscles to increase blood flow to the injury area, thus delivering nutrients and oxygen that aid in healing.
  • Promote lymphatic flow to reduce local swelling.
  • Stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin that block a person’s perception of pain, and thus reducing pain.

Make an Appointment

Call (770) 212-3991 to make an appointment for massage therapy at Advanced Health Solutions Georgia Spine & Disc.

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