Benefits of Massage Therapy
A great compliment to chiropractic care is the ancient art of Massage Therapy. Massage is clinically proven to relax the body and mind, helping to restore mobility, blood flow and promote healing.
Hall Chiropractic, serving Fort Mill and Tega Cay offers a variety of massage options including deep tissue and neuromuscular reeducation. Our massage therapist is a veteran healer, versed in the healing power of therapeutic touch.
Massage therapy has many physiological benefits including:
- Increased circulation to all areas of the body
- Removal of toxins and waste in the tissues
- Reduced recovery time from soft tissue injuries and exercise
- Breaking pain-tension cycle of chronic illness
- Increased joint mobility and flexibility
- Improved muscular coordination and balance
Trigger Point Therapy
Trigger Points are nasty little knots that form in muscles as a result of overuse or injury. Whether its sports or auto injury trauma, waste products can accumulate around tiny nerve receptors in muscles causing tightness and pain. Other symptoms can include dull ache, tingling, pins and needles, hot or cold. T/P can also cause referred pain to other parts of the body.
Trigger Points come in two basic varieties; active or chronic. Active T/P are a result of some recent injury while Chronic T/P are the product of some long ago injury which has been lying dormant just waiting to be awoken by a new event. And just like fleas and ticks, you can have both at the same time! While Acute T/P are typically more painful, Chronic T/P are often more difficult and time consuming to resolve.
Trigger Points are not visible through X-Ray or MRI but at Hall Chiropractic, our massage therapist uses her training and clinical experience to identify and release the knasty knots. The therapist will often give the patient home stretch and range of motion exercise to reestablish proper muscle tone and function.
Fascia is a dense ‘fabric’ that covers and connects your muscles, bones, nerves, blood vessels and organs. Basically it is the shrink-wrap that holds everything together. Typically the fascia is very supple and adaptive to movement. Physical stress from trauma, overuse and even poor posture can cause the fascia around the muscles (myofascia) to tighten restricting movement and leading to pain.
Myofascial injury is also not visible through X-Ray or MRI but our massage therapist uses her training and clinical experience to identify and release the muscle restrictions. The therapist will often give the patient home stretch and range of motion exercise and proper posture advice to reestablish proper muscle tone and function.