The Benefits of Medical Massage

October 9,2018
Kouimanis Chiropractic

The Benefits of Medical Massage

What is medical massage and what makes it different from therapeutic massage? Think of medical massage as an outcome-based alternative therapy that is used to address a particular condition. Medical massage uses whatever style of massage the chiropractor knows and applies that technique to specific conditions to bring about specific outcomes.

The goal is to relieve your pain by applying pressure to painful areas or to other areas on your body that will alleviate the pain you are experiencing. Medical massage is gaining popularity, and now many renown and progressive hospitals have medical massage therapists on staff.

At Kouimanis Chiropractic, massage is often used in combination with other treatment options, including both chiropractic care, such as readjustments and realignments of the spine, and physical therapy. We may also recommend dietary or lifestyle changes, such as getting more sleep, reducing stress, or exercising on a regular basis.

What Conditions Benefit from Medical Massage?

Many conditions improve after introducing medical massage as another treatment option. Medical massage certainly helps patients with chronic pain, like arthritis and it helps those who have acute pain after an accident.

Some conditions include:

  • Stress — Stress is in muscles, and the muscles can be relaxed with massage.
  • Pain — Manipulation of painful areas, particularly soft tissue areas will reduce pain in specific areas on your body.
  • Inflammation — Inflamed muscles can get increased blood with a medical massage which will decrease the swelling.
  • Circulation — Medical massage can move blood and oxygen through the body. The result is higher blood flow in areas that need it most.
  • Digestion — Digestion is improved after a medical massage because the muscles respond positively to the manipulation
  • Injuries — Medical massage is very useful for back, knee, neck/shoulder injuries. The massage enhances movement and aids in the healing of the affected area.
  • Posture — Massage relieves tension along the neck and spine, which plays a pivotal role in posture.
  • Headaches –Pain in the neck and shoulders, stress, or even pinched nerves can cause headaches. A medical massage can reduce the pain and get rid of a headache.

Medical Massage Is an Option to Reduce Your Pain

What makes medical massage a healthy option for pain reduction? Well, it is non-invasive and has relatively few risks, unlike the use of prescription medications or surgery. It is true that sometimes, massage can be uncomfortable or even painful because the chiropractor is manipulating muscles and soft tissues to alleviate pain.

When you come to Kouimanis Chiropractic for your medical massage, Dr. Steven Kouimanis, will take a full health history and perform a physical exam to ensure that massage is an appropriate treatment option. If it is, he will guide you through what to expect during your medical massage.

Contact Kouimanis Chiropractic Today for a Medical Massage

Chronic or acute pain is hard to live with on a daily basis. It may be time to have Dr. Steven Kouimanis review your symptoms to see if medical massage can relieve your pain without relying on prescription drugs or surgery. Find out if medical massage is a treatment option for you by talking with us at Kouimanis Chiropractic today. Call us at the office at 219-662-9090, or send us a message on our website.

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