Therapeutic Massage and Chiropractic
Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. In fact, ancient Egyptian pyramids depicted images of massage-based healing arts as a component of cultural medical practices. Massage techniques first appeared in written form as early as 500 B.C. and migrated into Western practice as early as the 1800s in Sweden.
Today, massage therapy is a vital component to a comprehensive chiropractic treatment plan and is known to naturally promote the body’s release of powerful endorphins. With our trained massage therapists, our office encourages most patients to undergo regular massage treatment to help bring about tranquility and wellness.
The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is helpful in treating virtually any aggravated muscle group. For patients dealing with chronic neck pain, therapy will involve careful attention to the neck, upper back, and shoulders. Other proven benefits of massage therapy include:
- Increase of healthy blood flow, which in turn brings increased oxygenation and nutrient distribution to weary muscles
- Release of muscular tension
- Heightened levels of mood-boosting endorphins, which help address mental health issues including depression and anxiety
The frequency of massage therapy will depend upon the individual treatment plan, and many patients are pleased to learn that their health insurance actually encourages regular chiropractic massage therapy appointments.
Conditions Responsive to Massage Therapy
Massage therapy works to treat a wide range of health issues. For patients experiencing headaches, jaw pain or shoulder pain, massage appointments have proven exceptionally helpful in quickly eliminating symptoms. Other conditions that may benefit from routine appointments include low back pain, neck tension or upper back tension.
To learn more about the benefits of massage therapy, please contact our Quality Life Chiropractic & Massage office in Rochester right away at 507-206-6334.