Chiropractic Clinics & Naturopathic Medicine located in Wheat Ridge, CO
Massage Therapy Q&A
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy uses a variety of techniques to relieve tension in your muscles and improve blood circulation in your body.
A massage can also bring a deeper sense of relaxation to boost your overall health and wellness.
What massage services are available?
The licensed massage therapists at Applewood Chiropractic offer several types of therapeutic and relaxing massages in-office, including:
A medical massage is an outcome-based massage that uses a variety of muscle manipulations and stroke techniques to address individual medical issues.
A sports massage is a form of bodywork that focuses on the needs of athletic individuals. The goal of this massage is to prepare your body for physical activity, help prevent injuries, and optimize your overall physical condition.
You can also benefit from a sports massage if you’re trying to recover from workouts or sports-related injuries.
A restorative massage incorporates slow, relaxing strokes to relieve muscle tension and reduce stress. This type of massage is also beneficial for increasing oxygen in your blood, eliminating toxins from your tissues, and boosting your flexibility.
Deep tissue massage
A deep tissue massage is similar to a restorative massage, but your therapist uses more pressure and deeper strokes to release chronic muscle tension.
They can also promote relaxation in the deeper tissues of your body, including the muscles, tendons, and the protective layer (fascia) surrounding your joints, bones, and muscles.
Trigger point massages
Trigger point massages focus on relaxing overly tight muscles that cause pain. The therapist uses isolated pressure and release techniques to help you recover from painful injuries or excess muscle tension.
This type of therapy is available during physical therapy sessions and before or after chiropractic adjustments to help prevent musculoskeletal pain.
Prenatal and postnatal massage
Massages during pregnancy and after childbirth are a great way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Therapeutic massages can relieve many of the discomforts of pregnancy, including backaches, neck stiffness, leg cramps, headaches, and edema (swelling).
Prenatal massages also help reduce stress on your joints and improve your blood circulation to reduce your risk for complications.
How often should I have a massage?
The frequency of massages depends on the condition you’re treating and your overall health.
The Applewood Chiropractic massage therapy team can recommend how often you should schedule massages during your initial consultation.
Some people schedule regular massages as part of their self-care plan to enhance their relaxation and general wellness. Athletes may need more frequent massages based on their workouts and game schedule.
Call Applewood Chiropractic today to schedule a massage therapy consultation or book an appointment online.
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