Massage has a reputation for making you feel relaxed and easing stress, but it’s also an invaluable form of treatment for many painful conditions. Bill Sheppard, DC, and his team at United Chiropractic and Medical in Katy, Texas, offer exceptional massage therapy for a range of musculoskeletal disorders, including back and neck pain. To experience the benefits of therapeutic massage, call United Chiropractic and Medical today or book an appointment online.

What conditions can massage therapy treat?

Massage therapy is excellent for relieving muscle tension and reducing stress. These often occur together — chronic stress makes muscles tense and causes painful spasms. Massage therapy eases the physical symptoms and promotes relaxation and feelings of well-being.

United Chiropractic and Medical also uses massage therapy to treat specific conditions, including:

  • Headaches and migraines
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Other chronic pain disorders

Massage therapy also offers benefits to people with conditions that aren’t related to the musculoskeletal system, like diabetes and depression, when used as part of a personalized treatment plan.

How does massage therapy combine with chiropractic treatments?

Performing massage therapy before chiropractic interventions helps loosen your muscles, making your chiropractic treatment more effective. Massage therapy after chiropractic helps relax your muscles and tissues and keep your correctly aligned vertebrae in the right position.

The United Chiropractic and Medical team assesses every patient individually, recommending massage therapy as one of many treatments that could potentially ease your pain. 

The highly skilled massage therapists use traditional techniques that, combined with other services, enable the team to target specific problem areas.

What does massage therapy feel like?

Therapeutic massage is similar to the massage offered at health spas in that it’s typically a pleasant and relaxing experience. There are various techniques used in massage therapy. Some of the more popular types include:

  • Swedish massage
  • Trigger point massage
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage

Your massage therapist uses the technique that’s most likely to address your problems, having consulted with your physician.

Following massage therapy, you might feel sleepy, which demonstrates that the treatment has been effective. You should give yourself time to ease slowly back into your day. Try to retain the feelings of relaxation rather than going straight back to a busy office or strenuous job.

After a while, you should begin to feel more energized and aware, less stressed, and see a noticeable improvement in your pain.

To learn more about the many benefits of massage therapy or to schedule a therapeutic massage, call United Chiropractic and Medical today or book an appointment online.