Chiropractic Massage Therapy
Laurelhurst Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to wellness seriously by offering massage therapy as an adjunct to traditional chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapy enhances the benefits of chiropractic care and other therapies Dr. Phil McCary provides to improve your overall quality of life. If you live in Portland, Oregon, call the office or use the online booking agent to schedule a massage to reduce stress and improve your body’s function.
Massage Therapy Q & A
How does massage therapy complement chiropractic care?
Massage therapy is a great supplement to other chiropractic techniques because it reduces pain and inflammation in the soft tissue and makes it easier for your joints to heal.
You may undergo a massage prior to chiropractic adjustments to loosen or relax muscles so the joints are more receptive. Massage therapy also supplements chiropractic care for pain management, injury treatment, or rehabilitation purposes. Your body works as a whole, so any injuries, degeneration, or illnesses that affect your spine and other joints affect your muscle tissue, too. Massage helps treat this associated pain and stiffness.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Massage therapy allows for the release of tension deep within your soft tissues. It also stimulates blood flow and relieves a variety of symptoms. Reasons to pursue massage therapy include:
- Increased flexibility
- Reduced neck pain or lower back pain
- Reduced swelling after surgery
- Break down of scar tissue
- Regeneration of injured and scarred tissue
Other positive benefits that occur with massage are a reduction in headaches and migraines, improved energy and concentration, lower blood pressure, and enhanced mood.
How does massage help with rehabilitation?
Inflammation and tension interfere with the healing process. If you’re recovering from a past injury or suffer from chronic pain, explore the benefits of rehabilitative massage therapy.
The massage therapists at Laurelhurst Chiropractic work closely with Dr. McCary so you receive customized treatment that addresses your specific soft-tissue needs.
Their techniques include instrument-assisted massage therapy services, which allows better manipulation of soft tissue. This involves using special instruments to locate restricted or scarred tissue, applying firm, localized pressure, and promoting blood flow to release the restricted tissue. As a result, you experience an improvement in flexibility and overall range of motion.
How does massage at a chiropractic office differ from that offered at another location?
When you pursue massage treatment at Laurelhurst Chiropractic, it’s part of a whole treatment plan. The massage therapists work with Dr. McCary to address the specific issues of pain, restricted movement, and stiffness in your body. A massage at a salon might feel relaxing and good at the time, but it doesn’t offer the therapy necessary to reduce your pain in the long term.