Massage therapy manipulates soft tissues to ease tension and pain and improve function. At The $25 Chiropractor in Queen Creek, Arizona, board-certified Quentin Smith, DC, and his team provide expert massage therapy, including specialized stretching. To see how you could benefit from massage therapy, call The $25 Chiropractor today or book an appointment online.
Massage therapy is soft tissue manipulation used to treat stress and pain and promote relaxation and well-being. It can reduce muscle tension and spasms caused by stress or physical injuries. Massage therapy also eases discomfort for people with specific disorders like fibromyalgia, headaches and migraines, arthritis, and other chronic pain conditions.
Massage therapists may perform manipulations with their:
They can also use specialized devices to assist with massage therapy.
There are many types of massage therapy, including sports, Swedish, and deep tissue. The $25 Chiropractor team, led by Dr. Smith, specializes in stretch therapy, including myofascial release, active/passive range-of-motion movements, and massage.
Stretch therapy applies these techniques to treat conditions associated with restricted joints and tight muscles. It can prevent musculoskeletal injuries, improve sports performance, and increase short- and long-term flexibility.
Many factors affect movement patterns, but the primary problem is the range of motion issues. Most stretching procedures increase tissue flexibility around a joint, enhancing its range of motion and improving overall movement.
Joint soft tissues include muscle, fascia (a white connective tissue covering and threading through the muscle), and tendon. Tendons connect your bones to your muscles and fascia. In most cases, it’s good to have stiff tendons for proper joint function, but excessive tightness can restrict your normal range of motion.
Stretching and other massage therapy techniques increase tendon and fascia stretchiness. With each session, you can stretch the tissues slightly more, building up strength and resilience while easing tightness.
Massage therapy and chiropractic complement each other.
Having massage therapy before your chiropractic adjustments with Dr. Smith relaxes your muscles, enhancing the effects of your treatment. A massage therapy session after chiropractic helps to relax the newly adjusted muscle and tissue. It also encourages realigned vertebrae to remain in the correct position.
The $25 Chiropractor team assesses each patient individually, recommending massage therapy, chiropractic, and other treatments that will be of most benefit.
Call The $25 Chiropractor to arrange your massage therapy session, or book an appointment online today.