It is a common misconception that practices offer chiropractor massage therapy. Our chiropractors at Shields Chiropractic do not provide massage therapy, but we have expert massage therapists who work with us in our office to help you meet your treatment goals. Chiropractic and massage work well together and can be an integral part of your healing.
Benefits of Massage and Chiropractic Together
Massage therapy is often used in conjunction with chiropractic because together they provide myriad benefits and improved results for:
Pain relief and inflammation
Types of Massage Offered at Shields Chiropractic
We offer seven types of therapeutic massage to complement your chiropractic care.
Tight myofascial tissue — the tissues that connect your muscles, joints, and bones — can cause loss of movement and pain. This type of massage focuses on stretching the myofascial tissue and eliminating knots.
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is used to treat issues in the musculoskeletal system. Our massage therapists use slow, deep strokes to target the deep layers of your muscles and connective tissues.
Trigger Point Therapy
A trigger point is an area in your muscle tissue that is very tight and is causing pain in other areas of your body. Trigger point therapy locates the source of the pain and, using alternating cycles of pressure and release, helps to release those constricting muscles.
This gentle massage technique can decrease back and leg pain, improve sleep and mood, and lower anxiety.
In passive stretch massage, your therapist assesses your body in a relaxed state. They will use gentle massage techniques to help you reach a deeper state of relaxation. Often, passive stretching includes tractioning and stretching of each limb.
Sports massage is specific to the athlete’s needs. It may include deep tissue massage, myofascial release, stretching, and other techniques designed to improve athletic performance or to aid in healing overworked muscles.
Breast Cancer Rehab/Post Surgical Massage
Post-operative massage increases blood flow and promotes recovery. It can aid in the reduction of scar tissue after surgery and accelerate healing.
Chiropractic and massage work hand-in-hand to improve your health faster! Need a chiropractor in Saginaw?
Schedule an appointment to find out how massage therapy can work with your chiropractic treatment plan today!