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What is Massage Therapy?

Baseline Chiropractic and Wellness Centre offers massage therapy as supplementary modality to chiropractic care.  We hope that this information will give you a better understanding of massage, how it will relate to chiropractic care and other benefits for you.

What Is Massage Therapy: The techniques of massage therapy are designed to reduce tension in soft tissues, especially in muscles.  When muscles are in a state of tension, they fatigue quickly and this results in pain.  As tension is reduced in muscle and other soft tissues you will experience more efficient movement patterns which will be felt as increased strength.  There will be an increase in flexibility of the muscle and improved range of motion in the joints.

There is a definite benefit from the effects of massage therapy while you are undergoing chiropractic care.  As your Doctor of Chiropractic restores skeletal movement patterns, the muscles will be allowed to return to a more normal state.  Massage therapy, when applied at the correct time, will increase the rate of change and relaxation of the muscles, thereby supporting these changes introduced to your skeleton and nervous system.

The direct benefits which you will experience as a result of these changes are as follows:

 

  • General feeling of relaxation
  • Increased tissue elasticity and flexibility
  • Relief from muscle ache and stiffness
  • Improved blood and lymph circulation
  • Elimination of bodily toxins
  • Increased range of motion of the joints
  • Improved feeling of wellbeing
  • Increased energy which will improve all bodily systems in many ways
  • General stress reduction

 

At Baseline Chiropractic and Wellness Centre, the massage therapists and Doctors of Chiropractic maintain ongoing communication with each other to best improve your health.