MASSAGE AS A HEALING THERAPY
When people think of a massage, “therapeutic” and “medical” are not words most people think of. Massage therapy has a centuries long history as a way to pamper your body and relieve stress. Recent scientific studies prove that massage has therapeutic, healing benefits. Now branded “Massage Therapy”, it is being used more and more often in medical settings such as hospitals and chiropractic clinics. Physical therapists also combine massage strategies into their own treatment routine in their practices.
MASSAGE IN CHIROPRACTIC TREATMENT
Touch MedSpa staffs therapists who have specialized, focused training to provide medicinal massage alongside with the Chiropractic Department. Chiropractic practitioners work with the assistance of an in-office massage therapist. Many physical therapy practices also now supplement their own care plans with the services of a massage therapist. Massage therapists receive regular continuing education classes to master their specialties in medical and therapeutic modalities.
Chiropractic practitioners are able to treat athletic injuries, headaches, back and neck pain, auto accident injuries, cramps, tension and extremity issues, knee and foot pain with the assistance of an in-office massage therapist. Therapists will focus the Medical Massage treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription. They may also warm clients’ muscles so the Chiropractor may more easily access and adjust the skeleton in his treatment.
THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE IN PHYSICAL THERAPY
Therapeutic massage is used by physical therapists in their treatment. Physical therapists use any variety of ‘hands-on’ methods as part of their therapy. Therapeutic massage is also offered as a service at many day spas. Also known as deep therapy massage, it can decrease pain and muscle spasm, increase circulation and muscle flexibility, and improve overall mobility. Like the popular Swedish spa massage, deep therapy work can be extremely relaxing and pleasant while also offering medical benefits that can be life changing!
MASSAGE THERAPY: INCREASING YOUR QUALITY OF LIFE
A trip to the spa can offer more than relaxation and serenity; a guided care plan with a talented massage therapist can greatly and often permanently improve your quality of life, health and wellness. The benefits of massage therapy, alone or alongside other health practitioners, promotes improvement and healing while strengthening every part of your whole-body wellness.