There are numerous benefits to massage therapy. It improves blood circulation, promotes tissue healing, improves physical function, reduces pain, and helps relax the body. Massage therapy is especially beneficial in treating back pain and sciatic nerve pain. Dr. John Tsakos, the highly skilled chiropractor at Triangle Chiropractic and Massage in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, utilizes massage therapy and other techniques to treat various types of pain and discomfort.
Conditions Treated with Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is beneficial in treating a diverse range of conditions. At our chiropractic office in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, massage therapy is used to provide relief from back pain and sciatica, as well as muscle, nerve, or joint-related pain and discomfort.
Massage therapy involves the manipulation of muscle tissue and other soft tissue through a variety of techniques, including deep circular motions, kneading, rubbing, pounding, tapping, gliding, stroking, and vibration. These techniques alleviate tension and pressure, reduce inflammation and tightness, and improve flexibility and range of motion. The effects of massage therapy can usually be felt immediately and continue to provide relief long after the actual treatment session.
Back pain can be debilitating and make it difficult to sit, stand, and perform simple acts. Massage therapy effectively alleviates many types of back pain, including pain and discomfort in the lower back. People often experience back pain due to overexertion, excess joint stress, or a strained ligament or muscle. Massage therapy works by relaxing tense or strained muscles, reducing inflammation, alleviating pressure, and improving range of motion.
Sciatica is a condition in which the sciatic nerve becomes irritated, pinched, or compressed. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the hips, buttocks, and legs. Sciatica can result in pain and discomfort in the lower back or down one side of the body. In addition to pain, some individuals experience a burning sensation or pins and needles feeling. Massage therapy helps by reducing inflammation and relaxing muscles that are tight.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
The benefits of massage therapy are numerous. It is an effective method for treating many different types of pain and discomfort. Other ways massage therapy is beneficial include:
- Reduces stress
- Promotes relaxation
- Improves circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Alleviates pressure on the nerves
- Relaxes muscles and reduces tension
- Reduces muscle toxins
- Improves range of motion
- Increases flexibility
- Helps prevent injuries
Massage therapy offers many benefits and provides relief from pain and discomfort. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tsakos to learn more about treating back pain and other conditions with massage therapy by calling Triangle Chiropractic and Massage in Grosse Pointe Woods, MI, at (313) 885-9496.