Medical Massage Therapy at Atlantic Chiropractic Center
If you prefer safe, natural solutions to your health challenges, you may be in search of such proven methods as chiropractic care and physical therapy. But there's another time-tested modality that merits your attention: medical massage. Unlike massage that only seeks to provide short-term relaxation, medical massage is prescribed to relieve or manage a wide range of specific conditions, from internal scarring to arthritis and acute injuries. That's why our chiropractor at Atlantic Chiropractic Center is happy to include medical massage therapy among our many healing modalities for Portsmouth patients.
Benefits of Medical Massage
You may be familiar with massage as a pleasant way to pass the time at a spa, but medical massage's benefits go way beyond that. Medical massage therapy is typically administered by a physician or other practitioner as part of an overall treatment plan. Different types of medical massage offer different benefits. Examples include:
- Swedish Massage: Swedish massage is a light, gentle technique prescribed to relieve both muscle tension and emotional stress, which is commonly associated with hypertension, insomnia, and musculoskeletal aches and pains. Its ability to relax superficial tissues can ease the muscle spasms that cause tension headaches. Swedish massage also reduces pain and inflammation by increasing blood flow and fluid drainage for speedier healing.
- Deep Tissue Massage: Deep tissue massage focuses on freeing the deeper muscles of the body. These tissues are sometimes trapped by areas of scar tissue known as adhesions. The firm strokes of deep tissue massage can free the tissues, restoring pain-free flexibility.
- Myofascial Release: Myofascial release aims to loosen and relax fascia, a form of tissue wrapped around muscles. This technique allows the muscles to obtain greater freedom of motion, easing pain in the process.
- Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger points are tight knots of muscle that trigger pain signals, which may be referred to remote parts of the body. This form of massage works on breaking up those knots and relieving your symptoms.
Pain Relief and Natural Healing from Our Portsmouth Chiropractor
Our Portsmouth chiropractor, Dr. Clough, can determine whether your particular condition can respond to medical massage through an examination. We may prescribe a combination of massage, chiropractic adjustment, physical therapy, and nutritional counseling to provide holistic healing and pain relief.
Can Medical Massage Help You? Ask Our Chiropractor
Whether you're suffering from a chronic pain syndrome, an injury, severe muscle tension, circulatory problems, or stress-related complaints, medical massage might hold your answers. Find out by calling Atlantic Chiropractic Center in Portsmouth at 603-436-9229 and schedule an appointment.