Affordable Massage at RHSC
At the Rochester Hills Spine Care office, our massage therapists work closely with Dr. Mark Prather. While the chiropractors focus on the structural components of your condition, the massage therapists address any additional muscular issues that may also be contributing to your symptoms. In this system, the chiropractors and massage therapists can correct the problem from both sides to get you feeling better twice as fast!
How does massage therapy work with chiropractic care?
Many people do not realize that massage therapy is not just for relaxation purposes. It is, in fact, just that -- a therapy. It is a scientific manipulation of your body's soft tissues with an intended purpose. When you receive a massage from Rochester Hills Spine Care, you will find our therapists do much more than simply provide relaxation and a standard full body massage... they are specifically targeting your effected areas in order to get the most out of your session and have you feeling better faster! Some of the numerous other benefits of massage therapy include:
- Relief of muscle spasms/tension/stiffness
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
- Improvement in blood circulation
- Headache relief
- Improved recovery time for soft tissue injuries (pulled or strained muscles/ligaments)
Your muscles are attached directly to your bones and joints. When you allow your muscles to become very tight, over time they will develop a muscle memory that can force your chiropractic adjustments back out of alignment. It is important to keep your muscles relaxed and stretched to increase the efficacy of your adjustments and prevent future pain and injuries. By receiving frequent massages and remembering to stretch daily, you will be getting the most out of your adjustments!
Some insurances companies do cover massage as alternative therapy. If you would like to find out if your insurance covers chiropractic care and/or massage therapy, please call the Rochester Hills Spine Care office! 248-299-8900
Check out this NPR article from the July 5 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine, recognizing massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain.