Chiropractic Massage

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At Ribley Family Chiropractic in Woodstock GA, we focus on prevention. Chiropractic Massage is a perfect place to start.
In fact, massage is no longer available only through spas, upscale hotels or even health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered at casinos, inside businesses, health clinics, hospitals, coffee shops, train stations and even airports. Have you ever tried massage? We hope so!
Today, we want you to learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session at Ribley Family Chiropractic.
What is massage?

Massage is a general term for rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments while pressing firmly. A majority of massage therapists use their hands and fingers for massage, however they may also use their forearms, elbows, massage tools and even feet. Massage will range from light stroking and manipulation to deep pressure that can help release the greatest tension.
There are many different types of massage, and the most common types are these:
Swedish massage: This is the most gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.
Deep massage: This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.
Sports massage: This is similar to Swedish massage, but it’s geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.
Trigger point massage: This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.
Benefits of massage – Chiropractic Massage

Massage is generally considered a luxury, but is becoming more and more a part of complementary and alternative medicine. It is being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Anxiety
Digestive disorders
Fibromyalgia
Headaches
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Paresthesias and nerve pain
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Sports injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
FDA Disclaimer: Despite the many benefits of massage, it is not meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Please consult a physician if you have any concerns or questions concerning massage.
Risks of massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:
Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
Burns, open or healing wounds
Deep vein thrombosis
Fractures
Severe osteoporosis
Severe thrombocytopenia
Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your physician, especially if you are pregnant or have cancer or unexplained pain.
Did you know that some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day? But massage shouldn’t ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn’t feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.

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