Massage therapy dates back thousands of years. It involves massaging the soft tissues of the body to encourage relaxation, reduce tension and pain, and improve blood flow. There are different types of massage therapy that are used for specific issues. The doctor and our trained massage therapists will develop a treatment plan to utilize the techniques that are best for your treatment.
There are many studies that show massage therapy can have benefit for people. Research suggests that it can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, lower heart rate, and decreased pain. Massage therapy can also be useful for chronic conditions such as low-back pain, neck pains, and headaches.
In our office, we use massage therapy to decrease pain, increase range of motion, and improve posture. If you are interested in learning more about how massage therapy can help you, call Dr. Galante, a Lake in the Hills chiropractor, today.