Massage therapy is a manual therapy that can relieve pain and in combination with other appropriate forms of health care, can help heal certain conditions and prevent their return. In some cases massage can reduce or eliminate the need for medication or surgery. Massage can help reduce stress, relieve chronic pain and tight muscles, control high blood pressure and diabetes and increase circulation.
Is Massage Therapy Always Appropriate?
There are some conditions for which massage is not appropriate, such as first trimester of pregnancy. It is important that you always tell your massage therapist if you have medical problems, even if it is just a minor one. Also, let your primary health care practitioner know you are receiving a massage.
Here at Straughn Chiropractic your massage therapist has extensive training in Swedish massage (along with other types of massage therapy), anatomy and physiology, and knowledge of when massage is and is not appropriate. All therapist here are state licensed and board certified.