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Massage Therapy in Long Beach CA

Overview of Massage Therapy

massage therapist helping patient with neck pain relief

Massage Therapy is different than a massage at a spa. The typical reason patients seek Massage Therapy is to treat a specific condition or achieve a certain goal. It’s common for Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care treatments to happen the same day. These two treatments working together can enhance overall results. Ultimately both Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Care efforts return the body to the best natural condition possible. This is when the body can effectively heal itself resulting in pain relief for the patient.

  • Massage Therapy started in China 4,000 years ago
  • Therapeutic techniques are used to normalize tissue
  • Massage Therapy will increase circulation and relax muscles
  • Massage and Chiropractic often work together to treat patients
  • Improving the Immune System with Massage helps the body heal faster

Understanding Massage Therapy

patient getting massage theraphy to relieve back pain

Helping the body heal itself naturally is the overall purpose for Massage Therapy.  Massage is used to treat neck pain from whiplash, insomnia, headaches, back pain, digestive problems, women’s health issues, allergies and more. Post-op patients seek Massage Therapy because they can recover from surgery faster with less pain. Therapeutic massage techniques increase blood circulation bringing oxygen to the parts of the body that need tissue healing. 

Typically a Massage Therapist will apply movable or fixed pressure which relaxes muscles allowing for movement of body parts. Usually massage techniques are applied with the hands, but the elbow or forearm are used as well. Patients often feel relaxed during Massage Therapy even though relaxation isn’t the objective. This is how a spa massage and Massage Therapy are different. Treating a specific condition and relief from certain symptoms is the goal of Massage Therapy. 

It’s common for treatment plans at our office to include both Massage and Chiropractic. Many patients experience a greater reduction in pain and an increased rate of recovery when both types of treatments are utilized together. Working together the benefits of both Massage and Chiropractic can be enhanced. Massage Therapy has positive effects on the Nervous System, Muscular System, Skeletal System and other body systems so it’s the perfect complement for Chiropractic patients.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

patient recovering from surgery getting therapeutic massage
  • Relieve Anxiety
  • Reduce Swelling
  • Migraine Headache Relief
  • Posture Improvement
  • Muscle Relaxation
  • Quicker Injury Recovery
  • Improved Sleep
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Better Range of Motion
  • Improved Immune System