Chiropractic practice focuses on correcting misalignments of the spine and addressing strain or damage to surrounding soft tissues. The emphasis is placed on treating the underlying issues behind the experience of pain or limited mobility. Full chiropractic service goes beyond spinal manipulation to include the use of complementary therapies, of which massage therapy plays an important role. Research supports the use of massage therapy to improve healing, speed recovery, increase mobility, promote better circulation and assist in relaxation.
Many people turn to massage for relaxation and a respite from the normal stresses of daily life. However, it is important to understand the difference between massage performed by spa technicians and massage performed in a chiropractic setting. Chiropractors and their support staff receive lengthy and rigorous training in the anatomical structure of the human body. The education and training received by massage therapists, while impressive, is not nearly as rigorous or detailed. Chiropractors are able to use these skills to apply targeted pressure to precise areas of the body during the therapeutic massage. Swedish or spa massage, on the other hand, is intended to provide general relaxation. Incorporating spa massage into one’s general wellness routine is a great idea, but these sessions should never be confused with the in-depth treatment obtained during chiropractic care.
In many cases, patients who come in seeking chiropractic care have sustained an injury or are in moderate to severe pain. That can make it difficult to perform chiropractic adjustments, as excess tension and stress are displayed in the muscles surrounding the spine or joints. In such cases, massage therapy can have an enormous positive impact by allowing the patient to relax and by manually manipulating muscle tissue into a more pliable state. That can make chiropractic adjustments easier to perform and can also increase the benefits of spinal adjustments and other chiropractic techniques.
At Basler Chiropractic & Wellness, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
"After 3 years of specialists, other Chiro's and Physical Therapists, Dr Basler was the one who figured out where my pain came from and fixed it."
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