Massage therapy can help relieve your pain and muscle tightness. Under the direction of Dr. Laila Nayab-Murshidi, DC, at Vitality Medical Center in Tustin, California, you can enjoy massage therapy as part of a whole treatment plan to address a wide range of conditions. Call the office or book an appointment online today to experience the benefits of massage for yourself.
What issues can massage therapy help address?
Massage is often thought of as a way to pamper and indulge yourself. Massage therapy does help loosen up tight tissues, but it has many other major health benefits. Vitality Medical Center may use massage to address a number of conditions, including:
- Stress-related insomnia
- Depression and anxiety
- Soft tissue strains and sprains
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) pain
- Headaches and migraines
Massage improves circulation, which also assists in promoting heart health. It can open up your posture and help you learn to relax so you breathe better, too.
How does massage enhance chiropractic care?
Massage reduces inflammation and improves range of motion in your tissues, which allows for better communication throughout your nervous system. Following a massage, you and your body are more relaxed. This helps to enhance the effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments and make the relief you experience from these adjustments last longer.
In addition, massage therapy complements chiropractic care by:
- Improving your immune system function
- Increasing flexibility
- Enhancing blood flow
- Achieving a greater range of motion
At Vitality Medical Center, you can benefit from massage therapy as an adjunct to chiropractic and other wellness care. Massage addresses areas generally treated in chiropractic sessions, including your neck and back.
Massage reinforces healthy movement patterns, so you can stand and sit a little taller. This wards off muscle imbalances that are often at the root of nerve compression or pain.
What should I expect during a massage?
A massage involves kneading, pressing, and rubbing your soft tissue, including your muscles. The massage therapists at Vitality Medical Center do a thorough review of your medical history and ask about any possible areas of discomfort or sensitivity prior to your session.
You undress to a point you’re comfortable with and lie on a padded table, covered by a sheet. The session lasts about 60 minutes as the therapist offers pressure that’s acceptable to you. If at any point you feel discomfort or pain, let the therapist know so they can adjust their technique.
To learn more about how massage can complement your overall health and wellness, call Vitality Medical Center or schedule an appointment using the online booking feature.