Woodbury Family Chiropractic in Woodbury, MN, is a family practice providing world-class chiropractic massage therapy. When you first visit our office, our chiropractor will evaluate your condition to determine how you will benefit from massage therapy.
Chiropractic Massage Therapy
Chiropractic massage therapy is a holistic approach to pain management that focuses on releasing pressure and pain from soft tissues while improving muscle health and blood circulation. It also aids in reducing inflammation and relaxing the mind. This alternative chiropractic approach maintains centuries-old methods for energy healing and whole-person wellness. To better understand what chiropractic massage therapy entails, it is helpful to grasp the types of techniques the term encompasses.
Chiropractic Massage Therapy Techniques
Craniosacral therapy is a mild and painless technique that works on the connective tissues surrounding the spinal cord and brain. The healing effect spreads to all the musculoskeletal and myofascial networks. The soft movement of the tissues improves function and restores a healthy natural rhythm throughout the body.
Reflexology is a massage technique passed down from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves applying alternating pressure to trigger spots located on the hands, feet, and outer ears. These areas interconnect with corresponding organs and systems where it transfers healing energy.
Myofascial release is a massage technique designed to relax tense muscles and increase function and blood flow while improving the stretch reflex in those muscles. This type of therapy relieves musculoskeletal pain and immobility by releasing the built-up pressure and tension.
Hot Stone Massage
Hot stone massage originated in the Hawaiian Islands. It incorporates smooth, warm basalt rocks placed on the body or massaged into the body. The heat of the mineral-rich stones warms the skin and muscles, calming the central nervous system and increasing blood circulation. This therapy also relaxes the mind.
Cupping therapy is a technique in which special suction cups are placed on the skin to remove negative pent-up pressure. The cups may also be maneuvered in a therapeutic massage. This ancient healing method relieves inflammation and pain while improving blood circulation and relaxing the mind.
Lymphatic drainage massage requires gentle manipulation of the lymph glands. It stimulates light drainage of built-up waste so that it is recycled by the heart.
Prenatal massage therapy is a soothing technique used to relieve stress and muscle tension during pregnancy. It reduces depression, anxiety, inflammation, and joint and body pains. It also helps with hormone regulation and nerve pain.
Corrective massage involves a deep tissue massage that focuses on muscle knots or deep trigger points. This technique eases tension, pressure, and chronic pain. It also increases the range of motion in muscle tissues.
Medical Conditions Treated with Chiropractic Massage Therapy
Nearly all medical conditions may find some type of benefit from massage therapy. These are a few of the medical conditions it may help:
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Stress relief
- Post-surgical recovery
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pregnancy issues
Schedule a Massage Therapy Session with Our Chiropractor in Woodbury, MN
Call Woodbury Family Chiropractic today at (612) 293-9294 for more information on chiropractic massage therapy or to schedule a session with our chiropractor.