Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress. Once your body tissue is relaxed it is easier to manipulate, or adjust, your vertebrae and skeleton. When used together massage therapy and chiropractic adjustment can help your condition to improve dramatically. As in many kinds of therapy, therapeutic massage is one part of your overall chiropractic treatment plan.

Massage Therapy Benefits

  • Alleviates headache-associated pain
  • Helps improve your ability to walk with a normal and balanced gait
  • Helps lower your blood pressure
  • Improves your breathing as a result of a more relaxed diaphragm
  • Improves your range of motion, muscle tone, and flexibility
  • Increases your blood flow, which aids in the healing process and allows muscles to work more efficiently
  • Reduces stiffness, pain and muscle tension
  • Stimulates the body to release helpful chemicals such as endorphins

Symptoms & Conditions Massage Therapy Treats Includes:

  • Stress
  • Sleep apnea and insomnia
  • Sinusitis
  • Range of motion
  • Pain (chronic and temporary)
  • Myofascial pain
  • Jaw disorders
  • Injuries such as pulled or strained muscles and ligaments
  • Headache
  • Digestive disorders, including spastic colon and constipation
  • Circulatory problems
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Asthma and bronchitis
  • Arthritis
  • Allergies

Although she does not provide massage services, Dr. Jo is a great advocate of the benefits of massage.  There is an independent massage therapist co-located with Briggs Chiropractic and Dr. Jo also refers patients to other massage therapists who have their own practices.  Some of those professionals provide in-home massage as well.

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