As Chiropractic care is mainly focused on the idea of “whole-person” wellness, we often use other types of treatments in conjunction with our chiropractic adjustments. Massage therapy in Portland or anywhere else complements chiropractic care in that it offers a great deal of muscle relaxation and pain relief, making adjustments easier and more effective.
Common Types of Massage
1. Relieve joint and muscle pain. A woman’s body undergoes many physical changes throughout pregnancy. This can lead to stress and strain on the joints and muscles, especially in the spine and pelvis. Chiropractors use safe treatments including adjustments, mobilizations, and massage therapy to restore a woman’s optimal spinal alignment and relieve aches, pains, and even nausea associated with pregnancy.
2. Reduce labor and delivery time. Chiropractic services such as those offered by our Portland chiropractors can effectively restore a woman’s natural posture and alignment, and minimize physical and psychological stress. Both of these factors can have a significant positive impact on childbirth. Many women have experienced shortened and less complicated labor and deliveries following regular chiropractic care throughout their pregnancies.
3. Healthier pregnancy for both mother and child. The physical and psychological health of a woman during her pregnancy will have profound effects on the health of her baby. Chiropractic care maintains safe alignment of a woman’s spine and pelvis, which ensures that there will be enough room for her growing baby. Additionally, calming and pain-relieving techniques provided to the mother can positively impact the hormonal and neurological influences she has on her child.
How Can Massage Benefit My Health?
There are many benefits to receiving massage therapy and, and especially to using a local massage therapist in Portland or one of the neighboring towns. We can wholeheartedly vouch for the top-tier training and expertise of our local massage therapists, whose services can provide relief for such ailments as:
- Chronic anxiety
- Digestive disorders