Massage therapy involves working and acting on the body with pressure using manual tension, motion, or vibration. Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system can all beneﬁt from massage therapy. A variety of therapeutic massage styles are offered at ARC Chiropractic, but all of which are therapeutic and designed to treat certain conditions and injuries specialize in gentle, moderate, or deep tissue massage which loosens tight and knotted muscles. The types of massage therapy include deep tissue, trigger point, sports, orthopedic and pregnancy massage.
Your physician can help you decide which work best for your speciﬁc needs. You do not need a prescription to receive massage treatment. However, if you experience any medical conditions, please request medical permission from the doctor to receive massage treatment.
There are many beneﬁts to a massage including boosts circulation, relaxes tense muscles, improves your posture, increases range of motion, reduces stress and anxiety, balances the nervous system, and enhances the immune system.
While more research is needed to conﬁrm the all of the beneﬁts of massage, studies have found massage may also be helpful for conditions, illnesses, and injuries:
- Chronic pain/Fibromyalgia
- Carpal Tunnel
- Migraines and headaches
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)