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Massage therapy is the practice in which the soft tissues of the body are loosened by relaxing the muscles. Deep tissue massage loosens tightened muscle fibers, stretching them to allow fresh blood flow into the tightened tissues. For years, massage therapy has been used to help relax and rejuvenate tightened muscles and relieve stress. While many tend to think of massage as a recreational or spa treatment, it offers many substantial and well-proven health benefits. Chiropractors have found ways to effectively incorporate them into a well-rounded treatment plan that accelerates the healing process.
Massage helps the muscles hold the bone and connective tissue in place to help speed up the recovery process. It restores blood flow, providing the problem area with the nutrients and fresh oxygen the tissues need to regain strength and heal. Massage also reduces the inflammation and swelling that surrounds the injured area. Inflammation pushes the tissues out of place and can slow down the healing process.
Massage therapy also increases the range of motion and improves mobility. In cases where an injury has decreased a person's ability to move or utilize a joint, massage can improve their range of motion with just one treatment. Improving flexibility reduces the risk of further injury and can help eliminate the growth of scar tissue. By including massage therapy, our chiropractor offers the body exactly what it needs to move forward and improve overall health.
It cannot be disputed that massage therapy has been proven to not only reduce stress but also flush out toxins from the body, allowing the immune system to function at its peak. This is especially true in patients who have debilitating, chronic health conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia. Receiving a massage in conjunction with a chiropractic adjustment both relax and strengthens the tissues, allowing the benefits of the treatment to extend longer than usual. Because of its proven benefits, many insurance companies have chosen to cover the services of a massage therapist when they are included as part of a chiropractic treatment plan.
Our professional staff at Lakewood Ranch Chiropractic encourages their clients to receive massage therapy with each chiropractic adjustment. The benefits of a massage, when received along with an adjustment, are long lasting and produce maximum results. Massage therapy goes far beyond the physical plane of healing. It soothes the mind as well as the spirit and offers the body what it needs to continue healing. Call our office at 941-739-2900 or visit our webpage today to see how our team of qualified professionals can help you regain your health and well-being!