Relax and Heal with Therapeutic Massage in Athens
Therapeutic massage in Athens is an important part of your chiropractic treatment plan.
Therapeutic massage isn’t just about relaxing. While the relaxation of your mind and muscles is a goal of this type of massage, the ultimate goal is to help heal the body.
What is Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage enhances your body’s natural healing capabilities.
Your therapist will alternate using light to firm touch techniques that will release muscle tension and help you relax physically, mentally, and emotionally.
This type of therapy can increase blood flow and encourage proper lymph circulation. Any sort of stagnation of either the blood or they lymph can result in pain and illness.
Massage is considered a supportive therapy, being used in conjunction with other treatments, including surgery, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. Having your muscles massaged promotes soft tissue healing and can help you achieve the much-desired mind-body balance.
Types of Therapeutic Massage
- Hot stone therapy
- Lymphatic drainage
- Deep tissue
Conditions That Can Be Treated with Massage Therapy
- Neck, shoulder, and back pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Sciatica pain
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Muscle sprains
- Frozen shoulder
- Muscle spasms
- Sports injuries
- Digestive issues (including constipation)
Patients who undergo major surgery or who have serious illnesses can also benefit from regular therapeutic massages. These can include:
- Breast or other cancers
- Heart disease
- Asthma and other chronic lung diseases
- Recovering from bypass surgery
Frequencies That Will Help You Benefit Best from Your Treatment
How often should you get a massage? How long should each one be?
It varies from person to person. Based on your needs, your therapist will recommend treatments lasting anywhere from 60 to 90 minutes. Appointments within this range give your therapist the time they need to work through all your muscles in a way that can minimize the soreness you might experience the following day.
While you’re welcome to get a massage any time you need to relax and unwind, it’s generally recommended that you talk to your therapist about a frequency that’s best for your needs. Regular therapy looks different for each patient. Some need weekly massages, while others find monthly treatments work best.
Massage and Chiropractic Go Hand-in-Hand
Dr. Paul Carey and his team are committed to providing you with the best care possible. To accomplish this, Dr. Carey implements various therapies that work well together. Besides massage therapy, you might find the following therapies on your treatment plan:
Each treatment can enhance the others. For example, if you have tight muscles, Dr. Carey may recommend getting a relaxing massage before a chiropractic adjustment. Relaxed muscles make it easier to adjust the spine, thereby making your chiropractic adjustment even more effective.
Are you ready to relax and heal? Contact us at 740-593-5511 to schedule a consultation.