Human touch is one of the most powerful tools for healing. Under the guidance of Dr. Mark Gutierrez, ChiroMed Health Center in Santa Ana, California, offers chiropractic massage therapy to treat a wide range of health issues. If you’re curious about what a chiropractic massage can do for your health and wellness, schedule an appointment today to see for yourself what a difference these sessions can make. You can book online using the simple scheduling tool, or call to check appointment availability.
You may associate massage with a relaxing spa visit or a special treat while on vacation. These experiences are incredibly beneficial to relieve stress, improve circulation, and simply reconnect with your body.
Chiropractic massage therapy differs from a Swedish massage or other forms of massage therapy. To begin, all massage services available through ChiroMed Health Center are delivered by a trained muscle therapist. That means your session is performed by someone with the skills and training needed to create a customized therapeutic experience.
Your therapist has completed advanced training in anatomy and physiology, including intensive coursework on musculoskeletal conditions. That means he or she has extensive knowledge of the intricate network of bones, muscles, connective tissues, blood vessels, nerves, and other components of your body.
Another aspect of chiropractic massage therapy is the information your therapist has about your specific set of needs and treatment goals. He or she can view your record to better understand any spinal conditions you’re being treated for, as well as how your treatment plan has progressed thus far. This enables a customized massage suited to your exact needs.
Absolutely, in fact, this is an excellent way to get the most out of your chiropractic care. When you come in, the first portion of your appointment will be spent in chiropractic massage. Once your muscles are relaxed and any areas of tension have been worked through, Dr. Gutierrez can complete any necessary spinal adjustment or manipulation.
In some cases, it makes sense to schedule a chiropractic massage at a different time than your normal visits. Dr. Gutierrez can evaluate your needs and help you decide on a schedule that works best for you.
A chiropractic massage is similar to a relaxation massage in several ways, including the pleasurable sensation of having your muscles manipulated with just the right degree of pressure. At times your therapist may want to apply additional pressure or focus on one troublesome area of your body.
However, the experience is never painful. If you feel the pressure is too deep, simply speak up and ask for a modification. This feedback helps your therapist create a session that meets your needs without undue discomfort.
It’s normal to feel a bit sore in the hours after a chiropractic massage. That sensation should quickly ease, however, and you should feel relaxed and renewed.
To learn more about how chiropractic massage can help enhance your health and wellness, book a visit at ChiroMed Health Center today, either online or by phone.