Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic

Have you ever had a massage that not only felt great but also conveyed specific health benefits? Massage therapy is a time-tested healing modality that can greatly improve your flexibility, comfort, and quality of life -- especially when used in combination with other natural techniques such as chiropractic care. Here at Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield OR, we're more than happy to provide chiropractic massage therapy as part of your overall rehabilitation, pain management, or preventative wellness plan.

Woman getting massage therapy

Massage Therapy Explained

Massage has existed as a healing technique for millennia. Manipulation of the skin, muscles, and connective tissues is known to benefit the body in a variety of ways. Different techniques focus on different tissue depths, objectives, and conditions. For example, the most well-known form of massage, Swedish massage, concentrates on improving blood flow and fluid drainage while also relaxing and rehabilitating superficial muscles (those relatively close to the skin). Another form of massage, deep tissue massage, uses stronger manipulations than Swedish massage to treat tissues closer to the bone -- where chronic pain often starts. A third technique called trigger point therapy focuses on releasing tight muscle knots that trigger pain sensations throughout the body. Depending on your specific health challenge, you may benefit from a combination of several techniques.

Some kinds of massage therapy are situation-specific. For example, prenatal massage uses gentle techniques to soothe aches and pains in our pregnant patients. Sports massage aims to loosen the major muscle groups that do the most work in your chosen spots; it can also help your muscles heal after a stressful event.

Massage Therapy and Your Overall Health

How does massage therapy influence your overall health? By boosting your circulation, massage therapy supports your immune system function and tissue rebuilding capabilities, allowing your body to perform better on a day-by-day basis. Its ability to banish stress and muscle tension enhances your immune response and sleep quality while also relieving chronic pain issues such as headaches and back pain.

The Value of Scheduling Regular Chiropractic Massage Therapy Sessions

The combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy is an especially potent one. Having a massage before a chiropractic session ensures that your muscles and relaxed and receptive to the adjustments. But just as a regularly-scheduled series of chiropractic adjustments help those adjustments to settle in properly, regular massage therapy sessions can keep your soft tissues in their optimal position and condition. Make sure you stick to your prescribed schedule of appointments.

Call Our Springfield Chiropractor Today

Are you ready to find out what massage can do for your health? Call our Springfield chiropractor today at (541) 726-6521 for an appointment!

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