Health First Chiropractic Offers Massage Therapy
When you have an injury or health condition that affects your musculoskeletal system, you may experience a variety of symptoms that affect your ability to work or play effectively. Alternate methods of treatment, such as chiropractic and massage therapy offer drug-free, non-invasive techniques that can relieve pain and improve mobility. At Health First Chiropractic, your chiropractor in Puyallup, WA, we provide massage therapy to help facilitate healing and better function.
What Is Massage Therapy and How Does It Help?
Massage therapy includes a variety of massage techniques used to manipulate soft tissues of the body to improve comfort and function. These techniques have been used for thousands of years in a number of Asian cultures as a health-promoting therapy. Techniques may include kneading, stroking, tapping, circular rubbing, pressing or rolling of the tissue. The actions of manipulating soft tissue help to improve blood circulation to speed healing processes and facilitate normal movement of the body.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Health professionals recognize the benefits of massage for their patients with a variety of health problems. The action of massage helps to improve circulation in affected areas, bringing additional blood and nutrients to the tissue to improve healing. Massage also releases natural pain-relieving chemicals that help to reduce discomfort and improve movement. Massage is also a relaxing experience that reduces the anxiety that is often associated with painful health problems.
Conditions Massage Therapy Can Help
Just a few of the health conditions massage therapy can help include back pain, headache, neck pain, shoulder pain, osteoarthritis, cancer-related pain, and even depression. Massage has been used for many years to reduce pain and stiffness from sports injuries. In addition, it can also help individuals with fibromyalgia and other conditions that cause chronic pain. Massage therapy is often recommended by medical professionals as an adjunct therapy in addition to standard treatment, to boost their effectiveness, reduce side effects and improve comfort levels.
Make Health First Chiropractic Your Choice for Massage Therapy
Dr. David Croxford has extensive training in chiropractic and alternative therapies to improve the health and function of his patients in Puyallup, WA and surrounding areas. We offer a variety of techniques to help disc problems, sciatica, work injuries, auto accident injuries, and other health issues. Call Health First Chiropractic today at 253-256-4818 for an appointment to learn how chiropractic massage therapy can help you achieve relief from pain and improved movement.