Frequently Asked Questions About Massage Therapy

Mention “massage” to most people and they envision a relaxing day at a fancy spa. Relaxation is certainly one great benefit of massage, but as a therapeutic tool it conveys many other benefits you should know about. Here are some frequently asked questions about massage therapy’s health and wellness applications.

How does massage help an injury? If you’re injured, your tissues need all the help they can get to feel better and recover fully. Light techniques such as Swedish massage boost blood flow to the injured area. This not only feeds the injury site with much-needed nutrients for faster healing, but it also relieves inflammation and swelling to ease discomfort.

How does massage help chronic pain? Deep tissue massage can help dissolve knots of scar tissues called adhesions, a common problem in injuries that can cause pain and reduced mobility. Deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy can also relieve muscle knots associated with fibromyalgia and other conditions. Enhanced blood flow can also reduce degenerative joint pain.

How does massage help athletes? Sports massage can help you get over a sports injury more efficiently. It can also loosen up your muscles and connective tissues for optimum athletic performance.

What can I expect from a massage therapy session? As you might assume, a typical massage therapy session is a very relaxing experience. Contrary to popular belief, however, you don’t necessarily have to take all your clothes off; we work within your personal comfort level, draping the body as needed to focus on specific areas.

Does massage hurt? Our goal with massage therapy is ultimately to relieve pain, not to cause it. Some deep massage techniques may be a bit uncomfortable in the short term, but they relief they provide is more than worth it. Lighter techniques such as Swedish massage don’t hurt at all.

Why would a chiropractic clinic offer massage therapy? Our chiropractor employs massage and other natural, non-invasive healing techniques because they complement and enhance the benefits of spinal adjustment. Loose, relaxed muscles can often result in more efficient adjustment sessions, helping you get the most out of your chiropractic treatment. An injury that may require spinal adjustment may also gain from massage’s ability to accelerate healing and relieve inflammation. Our chiropractor and massage therapists work together to provide a comprehensive, well-rounded strategy for improving your health.

Massage Therapy for Redding, Anderson, Bella Vista, Centerville, Happy Valley, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Weed, and Yreka, CA

Now that you have some answers to your questions about massage therapy, contact Churn Creek Chiropractic at (530) 221-4991 with any additional questions you may have — or better yet, schedule an initial consultation and spinal evaluation. Our chiropractor and massage therapists can help you decide whether this powerful form of treatment makes sense for you. Churn Creek Chiropractic is ready, willing and able to provide skilled massage therapy services for you and your loved ones in Redding, Anderson, Bella Vista, Centerville, Happy Valley, Cottonwood, Shasta Lake City, Red Bluff, Palo Cedro, Weed, and Yreka.