Massage therapy coordinates very well with other chiropractic treatments and therapies. Dr. Gianfranco Calafiore of the Chiropractic Healing Arts Center in El Cajon, CA offers different types of therapeutic massages to provide the maximum amount of relief to all of his patients.
Massage therapy helps to relax the body. This allows the chiropractic treatment to work more effectively and the result is quicker healing. A tense body offers resistance to the manipulations that are being performed on various body parts and this doesn't benefit anyone.
Many injuries and conditions can benefit from therapeutic massage, including muscle spasms, soft tissue injuries, sports injuries, headaches, sleep disorders, back and joint pain, pinched nerves and more. Different types of massage will work better for different conditions. Your chiropractor will discuss the different types of massage therapy and explain which one will benefit you the most.
Deep Tissue Massage
While many types of massage are all about relaxation, deep tissue massage is more about working the soft tissue with heavier pressure. It usually targets certain areas that are having problems. It is especially helpful when there is a specific type of injury such as whiplash. The massage will be customized to provide the maximum amount of relief. The patient and the practitioner will keep in contact during the massage to make sure that the comfort level is acceptable to the patient.
Massages when you are pregnant need to be gentle. This is not the time for a deep tissue massage. A gentle massage can help relieve some of the aches and pains caused by pregnancy as well as help relieve anxiety, which is good for both moms and babies.
A relaxation massage is good for spirit, mind, and body. It can help relieve the stress that most people live under these days. This type of massage focuses on the neck and shoulder muscles and is often accompanied by aroma therapy. This is a great way to recharge and relax. Be sure to stay hydrated after your massage for maximum benefits.
A sports massage has two purposes. If you get it before you participate, it is to help loosen up your muscles to allow you to perform to your maximum. After your workout, it is the perfect way to avoid serious injury by dealing with any muscle strain you may be feeling.
Swedish massage combines relaxation with deep tissue to provide tension relief through stretching, tapping and kneading.
Contact Dr. Calafiore of the Chiropractic Healing Arts Center in El Cajon, CA to make an appointment to receive massage therapy. You can reach us on the phone at 619-460-4465 or use the form on our website.
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