Chiropractic treatment and massage therapy often go hand-in-hand, helping many Americans experience long-lasting pain relief and a better range of movement. There are many different types of massage out there, and there are also some misconceptions. At 904 Chiropractic Injury Center, we have years of experience providing residents of Jacksonville Beach, Orange Park, and St. Augustine with massage therapy services. Following are the answers to questions our chiropractor frequently receives regarding massage therapy.
What Does Massage Therapy Help Treat?
Massage therapy is used to treat muscular pain and injury in the back, neck, legs, and arms. Many people also find that it greatly reduces their stress and anxiety, while others experience headache relief following massage therapy. People suffering from sleep disorders, fatigue, and stress may also benefit from regular massage therapy.
What Should I Expect for My First Massage Therapy Appointment?
It’s important to arrive a little early for your appointment so you can fill out any required forms and talk about any areas of concern with your massage therapist. You will then be taken to a comfortable room and asked to undress as needed (and only as much as you are comfortable) so the massage therapist can have better access to your back and limbs. The session will last for a predetermined amount of time, and the therapist will only use an amount of pressure that you are comfortable with.
Do I Need to Do Anything After Receiving Massage Therapy?
Our massage therapist may give you specific instructions following your session. There may be some simple exercises you can perform at home to help maintain the therapeutic effects of massage. You should also be sure to drink plenty of water following your appointment.
How Does Massage Therapy Complement Chiropractic Care?
While chiropractic care deals with the spine and related tissues, massage therapy deals specifically with the muscles. Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy treatments in conjunction can improve overall outcomes for mobility and pain relief, and both can serve as important parts of an individual patient’s wellness plan.
Massage Therapy in Jacksonville Beach, St. Augustine, and Orange Park
For those seeking effective massage therapy in the Jacksonville region, the wellness professionals at 904 Chiropractic Injury Center are ready to assist you. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call us at (904) 910-9346.