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Massage Therapy at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness

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Many people relish the idea of a massage as a special treat -- a soothing way to relax after hard work and stressful situations. But stress reduction is only one of the powerful healing benefits of massage therapy. There are many forms of this time-tested modality, each with its own particular strengths at improving overall health, relieving discomfort and accelerating the healing process. That's why our Frankfort chiropractor here at Advanced, Dr. Scott Stratton, often recommends massage therapy alongside other natural treatment options as part of a well-balanced, personalized holistic care program.

Benefits and Types of Massage Therapy

Manipulation of soft tissues for the purposes of healing and pain relief has been recognized since ancient times as an effective form of therapy for a wide range of disorders. Today we know more than ever about massage's potential benefits for the body. Massage has been known to:

  • Increase blood circulation and improve lymphatic drainage
  • Reduce inflammation and swelling
  • Treat chronic pain without drugs
  • Free tissues restricted by old scar tissue accumulation
  • Relieve muscle tightness and spasms related to physical or emotional stresses
  • Normalize mood
  • Improve athletic performance
  • Optimize wellness and comfort during pregnancy

The type of massage you should receive will depend on your goals, objectives, and challenges. For example, the popular Swedish massage technique works well to enhance circulation, boost immune response, reduce stress, and ease surface-level muscle tension. For painful problems closer to the bone, you may require the more forceful approach of deep tissue massage. If you have tight muscle knots that refer pain signals to various parts of your body, you may need a specialized technique known as trigger point massage to relax that tissue. Athletes may benefit from periodic sports massage sessions which concentrate on the muscle groups most commonly challenged by the sport in question. Prenatal massage is a gentle, safe technique that helps pregnant women experiences fewer aches and pains while also helping to optimize the body for birth.

A Healthy Part of Your Holistic Treatment Program

Massage therapy's many benefits and drug-free, non-invasive qualities make it a perfect complement to the other natural healing modalities we offer at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness. In fact, having a massage session before your chiropractic treatment can actually help you get better results from your adjustments. We may recommend this form of care as part of your treatment regimen for such conditions as:

  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries
  • Chronic pain problems such as fibromyalgia and osteoarthritis
  • Headaches
  • Neck or back pain
  • Extremity joint pain
  • Sprains, strains, and tendinitis
  • TMJ
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica

Massage can even serve as a preventative wellness tool by helping you keep your immune response and systemic health in tip-top condition at all times.

Learn More at Our Chiropractic Clinic

Do you believe massage therapy could indeed rub you the right way as an effective form of health and wellness care? Call 815-464-6772 for a consultation at Advanced Chiropractic Wellness!