Chiropractic Massage Therapy in Waterford, MI
Chiropractors aim to treat patients holistically to help them achieve overall wellness, so in addition to traditional chiropractic techniques, your chiropractor may also recommend chiropractic massage therapy.
Chiropractic massage therapy is not only an effective treatment option for any number of conditions. It is also an important diagnostic technique whereby your chiropractor can assess the nature and severity of an injury or condition.
There are various massage techniques that your chiropractor may use depending on the results of your individual assessment.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage uses long stroking motions and intense kneading actions to access deep layers of muscle tissue in a specific area to relieve tension and pain.
Deep tissue massage is often used for treating chronic pain as it helps to relax tense muscle fibers that may be putting pressure on nerves or causing joint immobility. It is also an effective treatment for repetitive stress injuries or previous trauma that has not healed well, leaving you stiff and sore.
Myofascial Release Therapy
Myofascial release is a specialized form of massage therapy generally used to treat myofascial pain syndrome, a chronic pain condition causing tightness and pain in the tissue surrounding the muscles.
Myofascial massage works to gently release the tension in the tissues. However, the area the chiropractor works on may not be the same area where you feel pain, as myofascial release addresses a broader connected network of muscle tissues.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is an area of the body that is connected to another part of the body, which means that tension or pain along this point can cause pain elsewhere in the body.
Trigger point massage therapy using deep breathing techniques, verbal feedback from the patient, and cycles of pressure and release on specific points can alleviate pain. This therapy is especially effective for chronic pain conditions.
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