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The Healing Power of Chiropractic Massage for Body Pain

The Healing Power of Chiropractic Massage for Body Pain

Pain affects the mind, body and spirit. The impact that chronic pain has on our daily lives cannot be ignored. Whether it’s the result of years of overuse, muscle strain, injuries or trauma, pain impacts our quality of life and prevents us from experiencing the moments that matter most. While medication remains a staple in the treatment of pain, many are searching for alternative therapies to deal with it. Therapeutic massage is an evidence-based solution that has shown to be increasingly effective in relieving pain, reducing anxiety and stress, promoting relaxation and healing. In this post, we will delve into the power of this ancient technique in treating body pain and the science behind its success.


What is Chiropractic Massage and How Does it Work?

Chiropractic massage is a hands-on technique that generates healing and relaxation by physically manipulating the muscles, ligaments, and soft tissues of the body. The massage therapist applies pressure and uses specific techniques like kneading, deep strokes, stretching, and joint mobilization to relieve muscle tension, reduce inflammation and improve circulation. The pressure applied to the muscles helps to release endorphins which are the body’s natural painkillers, leading to pain relief and a sense of well-being. The application of chiropractic massage helps to stimulate the body’s natural healing response, relaxing the body, and ultimately reducing pain.

How does Chiropractic Massage Help in Managing Pain?

Chiropractic massage has been shown to be effective in alleviating pain resulting from chronic conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, migraines, and back pain. It helps reduce the severity and frequency of headaches, backaches, neck pain, and muscle spasms. The pressure and specific strokes used in massage help relieve tension and improve blood flow, increasing oxygen and nutrient supply to affected areas. With regular sessions, sore muscles may relax, and overstretched muscles return to their natural state.

The Role of Chiropractic Massage in Reducing Anxiety and Stress

Anxiety and stress can increase the sensation of pain, making it seem more intense. Therapeutic massage not only helps in pain management but also significantly reduces anxiety, tension, and stress. Massage therapy helps the body to release more serotonin and dopamine, neurotransmitters that uplift mood and make you feel happier. By relaxing the body, massage therapy helps lower cortisol, a hormone that contributes to stress and anxiety.

The Connection between Chiropractic Massage and Improved Sleep Quality

Chronic pain often makes it difficult to get a good night’s sleep, which can worsen the pain symptoms. However, a massage therapy session reduces tension and anxiety and prepares the body for relaxation, which aids in a deep and peaceful sleep. Recent studies indicate that massage can help decrease the signs of insomnia by promoting relaxation and reducing the stress and anxiety levels, finally leaving pain behind.

How to Choose a Qualified Therapist?

It is crucial to choose a qualified therapist for your sessions to enjoy maximum benefits. The therapist should be licensed and have specialized training in therapeutic massage techniques. Before scheduling a session, ask about the therapist’s experience, and qualifications. Seek references and read reviews from previous clients. A skilled therapist will personalize the massage according to your needs, preferences, and physical condition.

Overall, therapeutic massage techniques offer a range of benefits to people experiencing body pain. From reducing pain and inflammation to improving sleep quality, therapeutic massage is a powerful tool for promoting physical and mental well-being. Research shows that therapeutic massage should be an integral part of any integrative pain relief program, alongside other treatment modalities such as medication, exercise, and physical therapy. With regular sessions and a skilled therapist, patients can get back to doing the things they love while enjoying a happier, healthier life.

Walker Road Chiropractic offers chiropractic massage in Beaverton, Oregon. We can combine massage with chiropractic adjustments to ensure you receive the best pain relief. Contact us online or (503) 439-9494. 


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