Chiropractic Massage Therapy
You probably have heard of massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments, right? Unfortunately, very few chiropractic care clinics provide chiropractic massage therapy. So what is chiropractic massage therapy & massage? Well, this separate entity offers holistic massage therapy to speed up the recovery process. T98 Rehab and chiropractic is committed to ensuring a speedy recovery for all our patients. Chiropractic massage therapy is more than just a feel-good indulgence type. Our chiropractic massage therapy addresses the current health and emotional issues to help you get back in shape in no time.
Unlike other chiropractic health providers, we have come up with a holistic and noninvasive massage therapy session that addresses the primary pain root cause and supports your nervous system to foster a rapid, all-natural recovery process. Our chiropractic massage therapy and adjustment combine holistic techniques and chiropractic care that bring you back to life in no time.
What Is Chiropractic Massage?
Chiropractic massage is a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy to help support spine health. Chiropractic massage and adjustment reduces misalignment and joint restrictions throughout the spine and body. It helps reduce the pain and inflammation and improve the affected joints and nervous system’s overall function.
T98 chiropractors utilize chiropractic adjustment to release the subluxations that cause the pain and discomfort. The procedure also promotes rapid muscle fiber and soft tissue healing. Chiropractic massage is useful in promoting fast healing and wellness to our body functions, including our limbic and nervous system.
Chiropractic massage and adjustment usually focus on the body’s hard tissues, including spine joints, vertebrae, and soft tissues. Regardless of the chiropractic treatment, combining chiropractic massage ensures better and faster results in your wellbeing.
How Does Chiropractic Massage Therapy & Adjustment Work?
The primary goal for Chiropractic massage therapy and adjustment is to maintain the proper body musculoskeletal structure. The treatment works to ensure healthy communication between the body’s nervous system and the brain. Chiropractic massage works to soothe our nervous system, muscles, and spines, helping them effectively perform their intended jobs.
The human body is not built to remain in one position for an extended period. Sitting for a prolonged time causes stress on specific muscle groups. Standing up for hours or lifting heavy loads can also stress the muscles. Rapid movement causes wear and tear in our muscles and joint tissues. Chiropractic massage and adjustment help ease the stress and pain that build up as we tackle our tasks.
How Is Chiropractic Massage Different from Massage Therapy?
If you are suffering from tight muscles due to biomechanically or weakened nervous systems, it can affect the chiropractic adjustment procedure. Developing corrective changes in the body’s nervous system will profoundly affect when it is in a parasympathetic or relaxed state. Chiropractic massage therapy helps reduce anxiety, allowing the body to heal much faster.
Chiropractic massage and massage therapy use similar techniques and methods. However, Chiropractic massage therapy offers a more complete, holistic approach. While the term massage therapy may conjure up thoughts of soft lighting candles, calming music, and aromatherapy, most chiropractic massage therapy does not involve using these items. In most cases, T98 chiropractors perform the chiropractic massage in the same appointment as the chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic massage therapy includes medical care for the spine and the entire body. The therapy seeks to ensure the natural healing of all the body parts. Besides ensuring speedy recovery, chiropractic massage also promotes continuous health by relieving body aches, muscle stress and reverting the bones into their original position. Chiropractic massage therapy also realigns the vertebrae to eliminate any stress due to trauma or poor posture.
T98 chiropractic massage therapy focuses on alleviating tension, restoring body flexibility, and increases the body’s comfort. Massage therapy also includes chiropractic adjustments that help the body recover from injuries. It focuses on the spine and its relationship to the muscles, joints, and nerves to promote a general sense of health in the body. The massage works by considering the immediate clients’ needs and preventing future pain conditions from developing.
What Is Myofascial Release and Does It Work?
Chiropractic massage therapy and physical therapy is a broad field. While this might be so, at T98 Rehab and chiropractic, we feel inclined to provide some of the physical therapy massages that help your body heal rapidly naturally. Myofascial release is a physical therapy that helps in treating myofascial pain syndrome.
Myofascial release syndrome is a disturbing chronic disorder that develops when there is increased tightness and sensitivity in the myofascial tissues. Myofascial tissues are usually the tissues that surround and support the functionality of the muscles in our body. Generally, the pain develops in certain regions in the myofascial tissues, referred to as trigger points.
T98 Myofascial release therapy focuses on reducing the pain by decreasing the trigger points’ tension and tightness. Finding the underlying cause of the specific trigger point is not easy. As such, T98 chiropractors use the therapy on a broad area to ease the pain instead of focusing on a single point.
How Does Myofascial Release Work?
Our chiropractors usually introduce most myofascial release treatments during the chiropractic therapy massage session. The process usually involves applying a gentle massage on the myofascial muscles to feel for any tight or stiff muscles. The chiropractors start by massaging and stretching the area that feels stiff with manual light pressure. Afterward, the professional support the tissues through a gentle massage that releases the tightness. The chiropractor repeats the process severely until he/she feels that the tension is released fully.
Note, the region where your chiropractor may be working is not necessarily, where you feel the pain predominantly. The massage works by releasing the pressure on the broad network of muscles that may contribute to your pain. As such, massage therapy aims at reducing the tension throughout the body by working on a broad section of the musculoskeletal system.
Who Might Benefit From Myofascial Release?
Any patient suffering from myofascial pain syndrome will primarily benefit from this massage therapy. Individuals who often experience chronic headaches are also likely to benefit from myofascial release. On the other hand, individuals with venous insufficiency develop when blood pools in the leg’s deep veins can also benefit from myofascial therapy. Generally, myofascial therapy is ideal for people with fractures or broken bones, burns or painful wounds, deep vein thrombosis, internal bleeding, or taking blood-thinning medications.
What Conditions Is Chiropractic Massage Helpful?
Chiropractic massage therapy helps in a wide variety of conditions, giving you a better chance at a full recovery. Some of the common conditions that are effectively treated using chiropractic massage therapy include:
Back pain is probably the most common condition caused by spine subluxations and damaged muscle fibers. Patients who suffer from back pain for an extended period may change their posture due to the excess stress on the muscles and soft tissues. The condition leads to further stiffness and pain. Chiropractic massage therapy helps treat the spine subluxations by soothing the affected muscles and soft tissue. Massage therapy promotes better blood to the damaged muscle fibers and tendons. The process will speed the healing process at the same time decreasing pain and inflammation.
Pinched nerves occur for several reasons. For start accidents, injuries tend to result in pinched nerves and pain. Secondly, spine subluxation can also cause pinched nerves. Utilizing chiropractic massage therapy and adjustment helps realign your muscle and release stress from tense muscles, primarily the cause of the pinched nerves. The therapy eases the pressure and soothes the inflammation on the tissues, bringing relief and relaxation.
The leading cause of headaches involves tight muscles in your shoulders and neck. Most often, the tight muscles restrict blood flow to the brain leading to searing pain. Chiropractic massage therapy helps to release the pressure on the shoulder and neck muscles, contributing to the headache. The exercise restores proper blood flow to the brain, easing tension, and offers relief from pain.
Most common in the elderly, aching and stiff joints brings many discomforts to the patient. The pain and stiffness often come from a lingering injury, arthritis, or old age. The limited flexibility limits mobility, making it hard for you to take part in some activities. Chiropractic massage helps ease the stress that contributes to pain and joint stiffness. T98 chiropractors use various massage therapy and adjustments to restore the spinal misalignments that may result from poor posture or putting excess pressure on specific joints. The massage helps relieve pain and tension in the affected joint and increase the blood flow, which will promote faster healing.
What Happens During Chiropractic Massage?
In most cases, our chiropractic massage therapy at the T98 Rehab & Chiropractic runs concurrently with your regular chiropractic treatment. It is important to note that massage therapy is not always the same as it often depends on your specific injuries and underlying causes. Nevertheless, the evaluation process is often similar. Below are some of the steps you are likely to encounter when you visit our clinic.
Evaluation & Treatment Plan
The chiropractor starts by taking your full medical history. The professional will also ask you questions to ascertain the type and severity of your pain. If you had another doctor done imaging on your body structure, the chiropractor would review the images. If not, the chiropractor may request an x-ray or MRI imaging to get a clear picture of any underlying problems.
The chiropractor will discuss the type and severity of the pain during your first visit. The chiropractor will also ask you how you have been dealing with the pain, the medical history, and the goals you are looking forward to achieving. The chiropractor will then conduct a physical examination to check the pain’s intensity and evaluate your motion range. After doing the examination, the chiropractor comes up with a custom treatment plan that works for you. The plan often includes chiropractic massage therapy. The treatment plan will also outline treatment methods, at-home exercises, and goals that you look forward to realizing.
Chiropractic massage therapy sessions in combination with other techniques last anywhere from a few weeks to several months. The treatment often depends on your condition and severity. You may need to visit the chiropractor’s clinic several times a week, especially if the chiropractor finds the need to spit the chiropractic massage therapy session and chiropractic adjustment into separate sessions.
After developing the appropriate treatment, T98 chiropractors adjust the spine to correct any significant muscle issues and release any spine subluxations. The chiropractic adjustment exercise often accompanies a separate or same-day massage therapy session.
As the treatment moves on and your progress to achieving your goals, chiropractic massage therapy sessions move into the maintenance phase. Here the frequency of the sessions reduces to about once a month or when you feel necessary. The chiropractors will continue with the chiropractic massage therapy and adjustments, but the sessions’ goal is to promote healing and minimize the chances of the injuries coming back.
Who Can Administer a Chiropractic Massage?
A chiropractic massage therapist uses chiropractic care techniques and massage therapy to promote speedy healing of the irritated nerves, injured muscles, and aching ligaments. Our experienced chiropractors apply the knowledge to promote fast healing from injuries and degenerative body conditions. Once you visit our chiropractic clinic, our chiropractors utilize various chiropractic techniques, including chiropractic adjustment, massage therapy, physical rehabilitation, and spinal decompression, to address the underlying conditions. Our goal is not only to help you recover faster but also prevent future injury.
How does chiropractic massage therapy and physical therapy work together?
Our muscles function through coordinated movement and timings that the body receives from the nervous system through our spinal cord. Chiropractic massage therapy and adjustments minimize the restrictions and inflations in both our nervous system and muscles. As such, our body can function and communicate better. A regular chiropractic adjustment helps promote better functionality and general well being.
When you receive a chiropractic massage, your muscles become relaxed. The massage also helps promote blood circulation, which in turn promotes fast healing of the soft tissues. The exercise also aligns our bones and joints, promoting proper function and our nervous system’s overall wellbeing. Combining the chiropractic massage therapy and adjustments offer numerous benefits, including;
- Increase flexibility
- Better immune system function
- Improved blood flow
- Increased overall range of motion
Equipment used in Chiropractic Massage Therapy
The primary goal of chiropractic massage therapy is to allow the chiropractor to apply other medical procedures to accelerate the natural healing process. The massage session promotes blood circulation, eases inflammation and pain, speeding the recovery process. Chiropractic massage therapy may involve the use of some equipment to assist in the process. It is essential to point out that the use of the equipment is at the chiropractor’s discretion. Some of the standard equipment involved in the process includes a chiropractic massage table or chair and a spinal decompression machine. Additionally, the chiropractor will use some or a combination of these massage techniques.
- Kneading muscles
- Spinal and joint manipulation
- Hand pressure
- Spinal decompression
- Physical movement
- Chiropractic adjustment
- Patient education
Benefits of a Chiropractic Massage
The benefits of chiropractic massage therapy and adjustments are unlimited. Unlike using pain medications that are quite addictive, chiropractic massage therapy promotes the natural healing process. The process does not involve surgeries, which may make you stay in bed for an extended period. Below are some of the benefits that you can get from holistic chiropractic massage therapy & adjustment.
- Provides fast pain relief
- Restores proper functioning of the spine and muscles
- Aligns the spine to the original position
- Restores proper function of the central nervous system
- Improves the body’s range of motion
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved blood circulation
- Improved immune function
- Improved mood
- Feelings of well-being and relaxation
- Reduced PMS symptoms
- Improved energy levels
- Reduced episodes of depression
Contrary to what most people think, Chiropractic massage therapy and adjustment are considered a medical activity. Chiropractic massage and manual adjustments are not your typical spa/salon massages where you are in an environment of lit candles and aroma diffusers. As we have mentioned above, they are used in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments when the chiropractor believes that it is a necessity for your recovery. Just like any other medical activity, insurance provides coverage for chiropractic care. Our clinicians work closely with attorneys and insurance companies to ensure that you get the treatment paid for by the insurance. We have a dedicated team ready to assist you in whatever manner to ensure you get back to your feet in no time. If you need chiropractic massage therapy and adjustment in Texas, contact the T98 Rehab and chiropractic. Our goal is to develop a specific treatment plan to tackle your exact condition and help you get back to enjoying life in no time.