People have enjoyed the benefits of massage therapy throughout history. The therapy has been used to enhance overall wellness and to address specific health conditions. Gaslamp Chiropractic in San Diego, California, offers massage therapy by trained, experienced practitioners. Massages may relieve pain from headaches, osteoarthritis, and pain in your neck and shoulders. Explore the healing advantages of massage therapy today by calling the Downtown Gaslamp Quarter office or booking a consultation online.
Eastern and Western cultures have long understood the benefits of massage therapy. In fact, massage techniques were among the earliest methods used by ancient people to try to relieve pain.
Research has found health benefits related to massage therapy. For example, therapy provided short-term relief from neck pain and knee pain from osteoarthritis, among other improvements. Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider discusses whether massage therapy could improve your condition when you come in for a consultation.
Massage therapy includes a number of techniques. Swedish massage is the most common form in Western countries. Other styles include Shiatsu, which focuses on pressure points in your knees, elbows, hands, fists, and palms. Another form is Tuina, an ancient Chinese method involving pushing and pulling techniques.
Clinical or sports massage can help to address specific health problems, such as releasing muscle spasms, addressing repetitive motion disorders, or minimizing pain. Your Gaslamp Chiropractic provider often recommends massage therapy for:
Massage techniques also may relieve pain due to osteoarthritis in your knee. You could also benefit from massage as a stress-relief treatment to maintain overall wellness.
A trained massage therapist at Gaslamp Chiropractic performs your massage. They begin by asking questions about your health and the area or areas of your body that need attention.
Your therapist asks about your physical health, medical history, lifestyle, stress, and myriad other factors to tailor the massage to you to promote an optimal outcome. Their focus is on whole-person wellness.
Your massage takes place on a massage table. Depending on your needs, your therapist massages either your full body or only specific areas that need attention, such as your head or neck.
As they perform your massage, they check with you to make sure the level of pressure is comfortable. If you're uncomfortable, let your therapist know so they can modify your therapy.
Your massage therapy session generally lasts 30-90 minutes.
Your massage therapist discusses an optimal treatment plan based on your condition. The benefits of massage therapy build over time. Work with your massage therapist to personalize a plan to meet your health and wellness goals.
If you're ready to learn more about the healing potential of massage therapy, call today or book a consultation online with Gaslamp Chiropractic.