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Massage Therapy in Fairfax, VA

Massage Therapy

Chiropractic massage uses both traditional massage techniques and holistic chiropractic methods to promote better spine and nervous system health. Chiropractic adjustments focus on hard parts of the body, like bones and joints, whereas chiropractic massages concentrate on improving tissue and muscle health. As a result, combining an adjustment with a massage can provide optimal benefits for your entire body. A chiropractor will usually propose a treatment plan that involves both methods.

Chiropractic massage helps improve blood flow and relaxes the soft tissues. This can reduce swelling in treating any number of conditions like back pain, headaches, and joint pain.

A chiropractic massage is a treatment option that takes a more holistic approach to pain and discomfort than regular massage therapy. When used in conjunction with chiropractic adjustments, it can prevent pain from developing altogether.

The Benefits of Massage

Most doctors recommend massage therapy for kids and adults since it delivers the following benefits:

  • Relieves muscle spasms and reduces muscle tension and stiffness
  • Increases ease and efficiency of movement
  • Reduces swelling and pain related to injuries
  • Increases limb and joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Enhances skin health and nourishment
  • Promotes tissue healing and regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Improves mental awareness and alertness
  • Stimulates lymph flow, enhancing the body’s immunity
  • Promotes sensation of well-being
  • Gets rid of fatigue

Massage Therapy might also be recommended because of its medical health benefits like reducing psycho-emotional distress and boosting pulmonary function in young asthma patients.

Type of Massage Therapy

There are several massage techniques, each focusing on a specific body part and a different healing approach. A few massage therapy techniques are:

  • Swedish massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Cupping massage
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Aromatherapy massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Cranial sacral massage
  • Prenatal massage
  • Reflexology massage
  • Active-release sport massage

Therapeutic Stone Massage

This massage technique is the perfect therapy for individuals with muscle pain and tension or anyone who wants to relax. It involves placing heated or cooled stones on the body. The stones help to alleviate muscle tension, relieve pain and improve blood flow.

Each therapeutic stone massage session is usually 60 or 90 minutes long. The therapist places the stones on different areas around your body. Sometimes the therapist might hold a stone and apply gentle pressure.

Core Body Balancing Massage

Our bodies are usually exposed to several stress types, including biological, environmental, and physical stress. Over time, the anxiety manifests as pain and fatigue.

Core body balancing massage addresses pain resulting from trauma, stress, or other injuries. The therapy is a blend of deep tissue, Swedish and neuromuscular massage.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage therapy targets a network of tissues surrounding the muscles, bones, nerves, and organs. It involves applying more pressure to reach deep muscles or tendons to relieve the pain and tension. Usually, a session lasts between 60 to 90 minutes.

Reflexology Foot Massage

Reflexology foot massage will benefit anyone who wants to relax, unwind or restore their energy levels naturally. It follows the theory that certain points on your feet map to specific internal organs. The therapist applies pressure to these points to ease pain, relieve stress, and eliminate fatigue. A reflexology foot massage lasts between 30 to 60 minutes.

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage therapy is perhaps the most common form of massage. It helps to relax the body and boost the flow of soft blood tissues. It includes gentle rubbing, kneading, and vibration. Sometimes the massage involves stretching and bending of joints for intense relaxation and calm. A session often lasts between 60-90 minutes.

Relaxing Back, Neck, and Shoulder Massage

The most common body areas to experience pain and stress are the back, neck, and shoulder. Massagers in this area can help to ease muscle tension, relieve stress, and reduce pain. The therapy involves the application of gentle pressure to improve blood circulation and relax muscles and tendons. These massage sessions take about 30 to 40 minutes.

Dedicated to Wellness

Chiropractors use various techniques to improve the health and well-being of patients. For example, by utilizing multiple massage therapy techniques, a therapist can alleviate stress and pain and boost blood circulation in the various parts of the patient’s body.

Massage therapy also delivers other benefits, including reducing anxiety, enhancing immunity, and supporting the natural healing process. It can even help to fight clinical conditions like asthma and arthritis.

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Content Reviewed by
Dr. Gregory Lee, Doctor of Chiropractic Fairfax
Doctor Of Chiropractic