Massage Therapy FAQs
While spa massages are conducted for enjoyment and leisure, massage therapy has more to offer. Apart from leaving the body relaxed, massage therapy touches on all the right areas to provide medical and therapeutic benefits. Our chiropractors at Contact United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario are specially trained to combine massage therapy with chiropractic care for holistic pain relief. Let's look at some of the frequently asked questions about massage therapy.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy involves the deliberate rubbing of muscles and soft body tissues while applying more pressure in overly stiff areas. Massage can reduce strain, pain, and increase blood circulation in the body.
What Types of Massages Can I Choose From?
Massage therapists are experienced in performing many types of massage. Swedish massage, involving light force, is the most popular. Other types of massage, such as deep tissue, pregnancy, sports, trigger point, and myofascial release, require more pressure to relieve pain. Massages that involve deep pressure focus more on healing, increasing circulation, and mobility.
Will I Need to Undress Completely?
Not necessarily. Our goal is to ensure that you are most comfortable during the session. Some people prefer leaving their undergarments while others prefer staying without them. It’s all about personal preference and comfort.
How Is Massage Therapy Connected to Chiropractic Care?
The work of a chiropractor is to correct misalignment in the body. When the muscles are tight or overstretched, getting tendons, joints, and bones into their optimal positions becomes difficult. A session with a good massage therapist relaxes the muscles and nerves and makes the body ready for chiropractic manipulation.
Will It Hurt?
Our massage therapists strive to provide a relaxed and comfortable massage. You may experience some soreness or discomfort when overly sore areas are kneaded. However, it’s essential to speak up when you feel sore or when the session is too intense. The procedure will be adjusted accordingly to suit your needs.
Will One Massage Session Be Enough?
It all depends on the prescribed treatment and how you feel. You will see some improvement after the first massage, but a few follow-up sessions with a qualified massage therapist could do you a world of good.
Contact United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario, CA, Today
At United Chiropractic Health Center in Ontario, CA, our chiropractic specialists are committed to improving your overall health and easing your pain in the most holistic way possible. Contact us today at 909-984-2765 for a life-changing session.