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Styles of Massage and Their Health Benefits

Styles of Massage and Their Health Benefits

Maybe because of a long car ride, poor posture, or a poor quality work chair, you feel pain or tension in muscles and you need chiropractic care – perhaps a massage. But what type of massage should you get? Deep tissue? Swedish?

A chiropractor can help you decide on the ideal therapy for your pain issues. At Mary Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, we will provide you with the right chiropractic treatment that suits your specific needs.

Forms of Massage Therapy and Their Health Benefits

Swedish Massage

Swedish massage is perhaps the best-known type of massage therapy. It helps relax the body as well as boost circulation.

In Swedish massage, a chiropractor uses less pressure compared to what they would in most types of massage, like deep tissue or sports massage. They blend shorter, tapping strokes with deeper strokes and use little to moderate pressure. Depending on your issue, they may also move your limps around as they massage you.

A 2017 review of various studies revealed that Swedish massage offers several benefits, including helping manage lower back pain.

Deep Tissue Massage

This style of massage aims to reach muscles and tendons. The massage therapist uses more pressure and slow, firm strokes to reach connectivity tissues that inhabit, support, and surround muscles, nerves, bones, and organs. This type of massage can help alleviate chronic pain.

Trigger Point Massage

This type of massage targets "knots" or muscle tightness. Myofascial trigger points/muscle knots are given points of tension in the muscle fiber. What triggers these knots is unclear, but they can develop because of muscle overuse from poor posture or athletic activities.

Sports Massage

If you have a muscle injury due to repetitive use injury, sports massage is ideal. It is also useful if you are vulnerable to injuries; it can help reduces the chances of sports injuries. You can also use sports massage to boost performance and flexibility. Besides, sports massage by our chiropractor in Brentwood can be used to reduce pain, muscle tension, and anxiety.

Visit Us Today for Quality and Effective Massage Therapy

Whatever kind of pain issues you are going through, at Mary Farms Chiropractic in Brentwood, we will help get on the right course of treatment. Our treatment plans entail massage therapy, chiropractic adjustment, corrective exercises, wellness evaluations, lifestyle advice, and nutritional counseling. Call us at (615) 309-8279 to book your consultation.