Many people are aware that chiropractic treatment generally consists of manipulation of the spine to relieve subluxations. However, in addition to spinal manipulation, other types of treatment may also be used by your chiropractor to encompass the whole body. These other forms of chiropractic care include massage therapy, ultrasound, physical therapy, and/or electric stimulation. The main purpose of these different forms of treatment is to relax the patient so that the adjustment is more effective.
Why is massage therapy important? A massage therapist works on the muscular tissue, complementing the work of the chiropractor. Here are several of the benefits of massage therapy:
- Reduce stress
- Relax muscles
- Improve flexibility
- Alleviate headaches
- Help with digestive disorders
- Strengthen the immune system
- Diminish the pain of Fibromyalgia and/or arthritis
- Enhance the healing process for soft tissue strains or injuries
- Manage chronic pain
The massage therapist will ask you about your symptoms, medical history and what you want the massage to do for you. Before starting a massage session, the massage therapist will explain the kind of techniques that will be used that would be most beneficial for your care, as well as an evaluation by touch to locate painful or tense areas and to determine how much pressure to apply.
Wondering why is massage therapy important? Call McKim Chiropractic for more information about the benefits of getting a massage and to schedule a consultation with a massage therapist. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID achieve health wholeness!