At Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLC, we have been sharing the benefits of chiropractic care and massage therapy with residents of Smithtown and West Islip, NY for many years. Our team, including Gerard Smith, understands that many patients want to undergo a natural form of therapy that promotes the body’s excellent ability to heal itself.
Massage and Chiropractic Care Work Well Together
Both chiropractic care and massage therapy are hands-on approaches to treatment. They can also both be paired with other medical treatments, allowing you to treat musculoskeletal issues comfortably and effectively. Whether you have been in a car accident, experienced a sports injury, or are dealing with chronic pain, both techniques can be used to reduce your pain, restore your mobility, and enhance your body’s natural ability to repair itself.
There is one key difference between chiropractic treatment sessions and massage treatment sessions. Massage therapy generally focuses on the soft tissues, like the muscles and tendons. Chiropractic care primarily focuses on the alignment of the spine. Our chiropractor may perform a spinal adjustment before your massage therapy session.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy, when used with chiropractic care, can improve your recovery time following an injury. In many cases, massage therapy can be used after an adjustment to restore function to the nervous system and further restore your mobility. Manipulation of the muscles, skin and soft tissues will not only reduce stress and tension but also improve your circulation and release lactic acid.
Massage therapy is about so much more than relieving pain. Many people receive therapy so that they can improve their flexibility or restore their range of motion after they have been injured or sedentary for a long time. Massage therapy helps restore the body to prevent injuries from occurring in the future.
Conditions Treated with Massage Therapy
Massage is used to address many problems. Health conditions treated with massage include arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches, pinched nerves, tendonitis, and more. It is also used to treat injuries such as including whiplash, sprains, strains, shoulder pain, and back pain.
Schedule a Massage Therapy Session with Our Chiropractor in Smithtown and West Islip, NY
Call Long Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, PLLC today for more information on massage therapy or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor Gerard Smith.