At St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab, we can provide a variety of treatment modalities to help our patients overcome pain and return to full function. Massage therapy has been found to be a useful technique for repairing soft tissue injuries and improving healing time. It can be a helpful adjunct therapy for many kinds of injuries and illnesses.
Your St. Petersburg chiropractor will apply the most effective treatments for your needs, including massage therapy, so you can get back to your normal activities quickly.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage is a healing technique that goes back thousands of years to countries like China, India, and Egypt. It involves the use of the hands and other parts of the body to manipulate tissues in specific ways. The motions used in massage therapy increase circulation in the affected area and aid the release of pain-relieving natural chemicals.
There are many different types of movements that can be used. Each one has a focused purpose and aids healing in a specialized way. Swedish massage, deep massage, sports massage and trigger point massage are among the most commonly used techniques, but there are many others that can be used.
What Conditions Can Massage Therapy Help?
Massage can help to aid recovery and improve tissue healing for a variety of common problems.
- Muscle sprains
- Temporomandibular joint problems
- Digestive disorders
- Cancer pain
Massage is also a well-known antidote to everyday stress, leaving individuals feeling more relaxed and productive after a session.
What Happens During A Massage Therapy Session?
If you have never had a massage before, you may feel a little apprehensive. However, thousands of people have massages every day, so try to relax and enjoy the experience. You will be asked to disrobe or to wear loose clothing that makes the massage movements easier to perform. You will then lie on the massage table.
An experienced massage therapist will ask in advance about any symptoms or tenderness in the area before beginning the session. He or she will ask you about your comfort level throughout the massage to ensure that you are getting the full benefit of the treatment.
Call St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab for Massage Therapy in St. Petersburg
Dr. Colby Staubs and the trained staff at St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab are committed to bringing the highest quality care to their patients in St. Petersburg, FL, and surrounding areas. We use a variety of methods to treat many different physical conditions and always provide individualized patient care.
Contact St. Petersburg Chiropractic & Injury Rehab today at (727) 519-3757 for an appointment to learn more about how massage therapy can help to relieve pain and improve healing.