Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Specialist
Massage therapy can be an important component of a healing plan, and it's also helpful in maintaining total wellness. The Balance Wellspace team offers massage therapy to Roanoke, Virginia area patients who are looking for a natural means of healing and wellness. Massage therapy can reduce inflammation, eliminate pain, help with relaxation, and much more.

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How is massage therapy used in healing?

Massage therapy is already well known as a source of great relaxation and stress relief. However, massage therapy has even more to offer when it comes to the treatment of injury and illness. Chiropractic care and massage therapy are often combined to help the patient achieve more pain relief and faster healing. When used as a component of a treatment plan, massage therapy is generally focused on a certain area. For example, in a back injury the massage may be focused on the lower spine. Massage therapy may be done immediately after chiropractic adjustments, or it may be scheduled separately depending on the patient's needs.

What type of massage is used in treatment?

At Balance Wellspace, the massage therapy is based on the specific injury or symptoms. Massage options include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Swedish massage

 

A form of bodywork known as medicupping is also available. A combination of techniques may be used to achieve the optimal benefits for the patient. The massage therapist and chiropractor will work together to determine the best approach to treatment.

What type of injuries and illnesses can massage treat?

Massage therapy can treat many different injuries and illnesses, including chronic and sudden onset conditions. Some of the issues and conditions commonly addressed with massage therapy include:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Edema
  • Tendonitis
  • Bursitis
  • Joint pain
  • Chronic headaches
  • Auto injuries of all types

 

Pregnant women often rely on a combination of chiropractic care and massage therapy to help them stay comfortable throughout their pregnancy.

What are the effects of massage therapy?

Massage therapy offers several impressive benefits, with the most notable being pain relief. Massage therapy can:

  • Disperse tough scar tissue that may be causing intense muscle pain
  • Relieve inflammation
  • Improve blood circulation
  • Improve energy levels
  • Help patients sleep better at night

 

Patients who have restricted mobility may be able to dramatically improve their range of motion with the help of massage therapy.

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