You may have heard about the power of human touch -- including the power to help the body heal. One healing technique that hinges on the manual treatment of tissues is massage therapy. Different types of massage therapy have special benefits for the treatment of different conditions, especially in partnership with a chiropractic adjustment. Here at Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic in Richmond Hill, we offer this form of care alongside our other all-natural healing modalities for Richmond Hills residents just like you.
The Many Forms of Massage Therapy
If you have ever had a soothing massage at a health spa, you most likely enjoyed Swedish massage. This type of massage uses relatively light strokes to enhance blood flow to the skin and relax superficial muscle groups. Swedish massage can help your body heal more quickly from an injury, get rid of inflammatory pain and swelling, and provide some much-needed muscle relaxation.
But Swedish massage is only one of the available techniques we can employ to improve your health and comfort. A more aggressive technique called deep tissue massage penetrates to the deeper muscle groups, breaking up adhesions (scar tissue) and other problems that prevent pain-free motion. Trigger point therapy is another kind of massage that focuses on releasing individual muscle knots, or trigger points, that relay pain signals to other areas of the body. Prenatal massage uses a combination of gentle techniques and a specially-constructed table to help pregnant patients enjoy safe, effective relief from their aches and pains. Sports massage aims to help you loosen or rehabilitate the muscles you use the most in your chosen sport.
A Vital Part of Many Holistic Treatment Programs
Massage therapy's many variants make it a powerful treatment tool for a wide range of health challenges. Our chiropractor, Dr. Ronnie Chan, may recommend massage for:
- Acute or chronic strains and sprains
- Chronic headaches
- Poor lymphatic drainage or immune function
- Back pain
It's no coincidence that many of the same conditions improved by massage therapy can also be treated with chiropractic care. In fact, chiropractic adjustment and massage make an especially powerful combination. That's because muscles relaxed by massage are more receptive to spinal and extremity adjustments, which makes it easier for the body to accept the changes.
Can Massage Therapy Help You? Ask Our Richmond Hill Chiropractor
Are you ready to find out whether massage therapy holds your key to a higher quality of life? If so, call Spinalcare Chiropractic Clinic at (905) 707-8328 for an appointment with our Richmond Hill chiropractor!