Manual Therapy – Medically Based Massage
Manual therapy does more than make you feel good, it can actually help your body achieve balance and health. Medically based massage offers a natural treatment approach which actually relieves musculoskeletal pain for many patients. Our chiropractic office provides specific massage and muscular therapy that is complimentary to their chiropractic care. Each massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient’s unique pain condition or injury. The benefits of massage therapy may include the increase of blood circulation, a localized reduction in swelling and the relaxation of muscles. Massage has been known to relieve muscle pain and spasms, increase a patient’s range of motion, while also aiding in a patient’s recovery. Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Benefits to receiving regular massage treatments:
♦ Increases circulation
♦ Stimulated the flow of lymph
♦ Improves the condition of the skin
♦ Relaxes and softens injured and overused muscles
♦ Reduces spasms and cramping
♦ Increases joint flexibility
♦ Reduces recovery time
♦ Releases endorphins
♦ Reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema
♦ Improves range of motion
♦ Relieves pain
Manual therapy is one of the key components in chiropractic care. If your muscles are too tense your spine simply cannot fully absorb the chiropractic adjustment. In addition, regular manual therapy in conjunction with adjustments relieves your body from the pressures of unwanted stress and tension.
- Manual Therapy is Good for Business
Research has validated the positive effects of manual therapy(medically based massage) on job performance and mental alertness resulting in improved accuracy and the reduced stress-induced illnesses.
American Institute of Stress states that an estimated 1 million workers are absent every day due to stress. Repetitive musculoskeletal injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome have become the nation’s leading workplace health cost and account for almost a third of all workers’ compensation awards. Manual therapy has been shown to help in reducing these kinds of injuries, leading to reduced absenteeism, fewer workers’ compensation claims, and less cost to employers.