Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy

There is almost no one who hasn’t got injured while playing a sports or game in their childhood. Even high functioning professional athletes are not immune to getting injured in the course of their play or training. The injury may happen due to both external and internal factors. External factors may be like getting kicked too hard, getting hit by a ball or malfunction of sports apparatus. Internal factors may include issues like an incorrect alignment of the bones while in motion or putting undue pressure on the limbs. Sports injuries are very painful and often take a very long time to heal. This is especially true for professional athletes, because they have rigorous regimes to face, and in order to stay on top of their games, they cannot afford to be injured all the time. Nor can they have scenarios where old injuries keep acting up or that the pain refuses to go away.

Massage Therapy

Massage
Therapist massaging back

Massage therapy is a great way to destress and relax and also a useful addition to the chiropractic treatment you may be undergoing. While chiropractic care involves techniques like spinal manipulations and passive motions, nothing beats the full body calming effect that massage therapy brings about. When you are dealing with pain, chiropractic physicians can suggest you a specialized massage therapy for better relief from your agony. Massage therapy as a part of the healing process your therapist employs massage therapy as a vital addition to the overall recovery process. He assigns highly trained massage therapists in his clinic who are highly trained and license holders under the state laws. The massage can be very useful in treating musculoskeletal problems, back problems, and neck problems. These issues respond very well to massage therapy and make way for a successful recovery.

 

How does Massage Therapy Work?

During a session of massage therapy, a skilled therapist will be assigned to a patient. The therapist will then manually work on your muscles and will reach out to deep seated tissues with targeted movements. Massage therapy enhances the soft tissues, improves blood circulation, helps the spine to relax and with its hands on approach, prevents the formation of wear tracks in the muscles. A good doctor supplements his treatment with massage therapy because it helps to calm down the nerves of the patient and eases out the soreness of the muscles. In this relaxed state, a patient is more likely to respond to treatment. Combining it with chiropractic care with the help of professional therapists, patients recover at a much faster rate. Massage therapy revitalizes the body and makes it more adept towards its own repair and regeneration. Moreover, by employing the use of massage therapy prior to the chiropractic care, your therapist helps to leverage the benefits of treatment techniques like spinal manipulation, exercise, and rehabilitation. It makes sense because massage therapy turns the body movements more fluid beforehand and the treatment becomes more effective. Specific massage techniques help in increasing the blood flow and making for a great result. The compression stroke, for instance, is a popular massage technique employed today.