Massage is a hands-on therapy in which a physician manipulates the muscles, tendons, and fascia to improve their health and function. There are nearly 100 different types of massage.
The types of touch used in massage include stroking, rubbing, kneading, pressing, stretching, circling, vibrating, and tapping. Some massage therapies are gentle and treat mostly the surface of the skin and muscles. Others are more aggressive, reaching deep into the fascia, muscles, and other tissues.
Most massage therapists use their hands to manipulate body tissues. However, some also use their forearms, elbows, and feet.
Therapeutic massage has a long history in wellness traditions throughout the world. Its origins can be traced back 4,000 years to China. However, the benefits of massage have only recently begun to be recognized by Western medicine.
Therapeutic massage is often used in chiropractic medicine to stimulate and support the muscles and other soft tissues that surround the spine. Massage has been shown to:
Dr. Brock considers hands-on massage an essential part of his therapeutic resources. Soft-tissue massage complements chiropractic manipulation to treat a variety of conditions such as:
It also treats more generalized symptoms, such as:
Almost anyone can benefit from therapeutic massage, whether they suffer from ailments or not. Massage increases the health of the body overall by alleviating stress and increasing the circulation of bodily fluids. It’s a pleasant and healing treatment that can become part of your regular self-care routine.
If you’re interested in exploring the benefits of therapeutic massage for yourself, whether as therapy or self-care, Dr. Brock is happy to meet with you for a consultation and evaluation. You can even book an appointment online at your convenience.
Feel free to email us regarding any scheduling or general questions!