Chiropractic massage is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body.
Duluth Injury & Spine Center’s massage therapy plan is tailored to meet the patient’s unique pain condition or injury.
Massage also can help with muscle spasms as well as soft tissue injuries. Increasing the patient’s range of motion and reducing the overall recovery time by helping the body in the healing process. In addition, consistent massage has been known to increase balance.
Chiropractic Massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others.
Neuromuscular Massage – often prescribed for injuries and conditions of pain. The goal is to soften the muscles and break up adhesions, so that the doctor can begin spinal care and rehabilitation procedures with minimal discomfort to the patient. Once the body has been freed of muscle spasms and pain, the doctor can begin to restore normal ranges of motion, strengthen, and increase flexibility to the spine. This treatment would aid in stabilizing the spine, which would decrease the chance of future injuries.
Swedish Massage – the most common type of massage therapy in the United States. The therapist uses long smooth strokes, kneading, and circular movements on superficial layers of muscle using massage lotion or oil. If you’ve never had massage before, this is a good one to try first.
Aromatherapy Massage – a massage with the addition of one or more scented plant oils called essential oils to address specific needs. This type of massage is particularly suited to stress-related conditions or conditions with an emotional component.
Hot Stone Massage – heated, smooth stones are placed on certain points on the body to warm and loosen tight muscles and balance energy centers in the body. Hot stone massage is good for people who have muscle tension but prefer lighter massage.
Deep Tissue Massage – targets the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue. The massage therapist uses slower strokes or friction techniques across the grain of the muscle. It is most commonly used for chronically tight or painful muscles, repetitive strain, postural problems, or recovery from injury. People often feel sore for one to two days after deep tissue massage.
Sports Massage – is specifically designed for people who are involved in physical activity. The focus isn’t on relaxation, but on preventing and treating injury and enhancing athletic performance. The strokes are generally faster than Swedish Massage and facilitated stretching is a common technique. It helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility.