Massage is such a versatile tool. It starts with the touch of another human's hand: at it's most basic form, massage is just soothing. It makes us feel comfortable to be touched in a purposeful, relaxing manner. Professional massage ratchets up this relaxation by targeting specific regions that are designed to relax muscles and calm the mind. On the far end of this scale lies soft tissue therapy, whose main goal goes beyond all of this and seeks to rehabilitate. Soft tissue therapy is particularly prevalent in sports- athletes use it to manage and prevent injuries, and increase the effectiveness of recovery between exercise.
Many people are curious, if not skeptical, about how massage could be such an effective tool in pain relief and management. It works because it:
Tight muscles create a pull on the body that interferes with spinal alignment and can contribute to nerve impingement. By resolving this tension, we go along way toward establishing balance in the body that translates to balance in the mind.
At our office in Milpitas, we combine soft tissue therapy with traditional chiropractic modalities to give you the best chance of overcoming pain and dysfunction. If you are interested in finding out more, give our office a call to schedule an appointment today.