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
There are several ways to use massage for health. The specific style in which your massage therapist approaches your session will depend on your specific health or emotional needs. The following are three of the most common types of massage therapy:
- Swedish – Uses long strokes and a variety of gentle pressure, rubbing and tapping techniques to promote tension relief and relaxation. This type of massage is often provided to people who are seeking back pain relief or neck pain relief.
- Deep Tissue – Generally uses a more forceful pressure that attempts to reach deeper muscle tissues and tendons. This technique may be used for those who experience problems such as chronic anxiety, high stress jobs or continuously strained and tense muscles.
- Sports Massage – This is a specialized massage that focuses on maintaining muscle health and flexibility for athletes. Sports massage also works to repair injuries that physically active patients may routinely sustain.
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