Benefits of Chiropractic Massage Therapy

Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in chiropractic and medical clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you’ve never tried massage, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. According to the Mayo Clinic, massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.

You doctor may recommend massage as part of your treatment plan, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:

  • Anxiety
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • After a car accident
  • Following a sports injury
  • Stress
  • Work related musculoskeltal dysfunction
  • Recovery from an injury
  • Muscle spasms
  • Nerve pain
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports performance enhancement
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

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