Massage Therapy Q&A

Chiropractic located in Manassas, VA

Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy services offered in Manassas, VA

Massage therapy is a pleasant and calming treatment for everything from stress and anxiety to neck and back pain. Lincoln German, DC, and Mikaela Foley-Lorenzen, DC, at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center in Manassas, Virginia, provide massage therapy services on-site to complement their chiropractic care. Their highly qualified therapist excels in many specialized massage therapies to suit all patients’ needs. To find out how you could benefit from a relaxing therapeutic massage, call Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center today or book an appointment online.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy uses a variety of hands-on techniques to deliver health benefits for multiple musculoskeletal problems. Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center’s highly skilled massage therapist provides a comprehensive range of therapies, including:

Swedish massage

Swedish massage therapy uses long strokes, kneading, tapping, vibration, and deep, circular movements to reduce muscle pain and tension.

Deep tissue massage

A deep tissue massage applies concentrated pressure to specific areas of stiffness and pain.

Medical massage

Medical massage requires a doctor’s prescription. It focuses on a specific illness or injury.

Sports massage

A sports massage combines deep tissue techniques with Swedish massage.

Myofascial release

Myofascial release focuses on small areas of knotted tissue called trigger points that cause intense pain.

Following your massage therapy session at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center, you might feel quite sleepy. This is a good sign, as it shows your treatment has been effective. It’s best if you allow yourself to retain the relaxed feelings as long as possible rather than rushing straight back to a stressful or energetic task.

After a few hours, you should become more energized and have increased awareness. You’re likely to feel far less stressed and experience a significant improvement in any pain.

What conditions can massage therapy treat?

Massage therapy is highly effective at reducing stress and relieving muscle tension, which are often present together. Massage therapy eases your physical symptoms, helps you relax, and improves overall well-being.

Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center also uses massage therapy for conditions such as:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Hand and wrist pain
  • Knee pain
  • Hip pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sport, work, and auto accident injuries
  • Stress and anxiety

Massage therapy can be beneficial for many purposes, from helping during pregnancy to tackling insomnia and improving your sleep quality.

How does massage therapy complement chiropractic treatments?

Massage therapy works very well with chiropractic care. Massage therapy before chiropractic treatment helps loosen your muscles, resulting in even better outcomes from chiropractic manipulations.

Massage therapy after chiropractic treatment helps relax the treated muscles and tissues. It also keeps your newly aligned vertebrae and joints in place.

To find out more about the exceptional massage therapy services available at Spine Care of Manassas Chiropractic Center, call the office today or book an appointment online.