Strawbridge Family Chiropractic is a modern facility known for its range of Chiropractic techniques and other services.
At Strawbridge Family Chiropractic, your health and wellness are of the utmost importance. Our goal is to offer fast, lasting relief from a number of musculoskeletal dysfunctions. If you’re interested in combining massage therapy with chiropractic care, please call us today and request your next appointment. We look forward to helping you heal!
Spinal Adjustment including Palmer method, Thompson Drop Table, Gonstead side posture and cervical chair technique, Diversified Technique, Upper Cervical Toggle Recoil, Koren Specific Technique, Webster Breech Technique as well as Arthrostim and Activator Instrument adjusting of spine and extremities.
Intersegmental Roller Traction
Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy (PEMFT)
Massage Therapy available
Benefits of combining Massage therapy and Chiropractic Care:
Chiropractic Before or After Massage:
While massage therapy focuses on the soft tissues, chiropractic care centers on the nervous system and musculoskeletal dysfunction related to hard tissues like the spine, bones, and joints. Because these hard tissues are surrounded by muscles, tendons, and ligaments, tight muscles pull joints out of alignment. Warming, loosening and relaxing the soft tissues before a chiropractic adjustment helps the bone structures adjust more easily, as tight muscles can sometimes make it difficult to manipulate hard tissues. Because chiropractors perform more extensive physical examinations, make medical diagnoses, order x-rays, MRIs, and other tests, they can help massage therapists identify and treat specific musculoskeletal dysfunctions. Receiving chiropractic care either before or after a therapeutic massage increases the effectiveness of both treatments, improving range of motion, promoting faster healing, extending the length of both treatment benefits, and improving overall function.
Massage Prepares the Muscles for Chiropractic Adjustments:
Massage therapy focuses on manipulating the soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments by improving circulation and blood flow that warms these soft tissues, causing them to loosen and relax. To do this, our experienced therapists apply light, moderate, or deep rhythmic hand and arm movements that help alleviate muscle pain and ache, while increasing flexibility. Using a variety of massage techniques, therapeutic massage improves circulation, decreases muscle tension and stiffness, and promotes relaxation. Increasing circulation delivers oxygen and nutrients that stimulate healthy muscle function, which promotes healing, reduces pain, and can prevent future injuries. This process helps muscles dispose of lactic acid that gathers in our muscles, often causing painful muscle spasms and stiffness. Additionally, massage therapists often incorporate stretching, herbal remedies, and aromatherapy into their treatments. A therapist’s healing touch encourages relaxation while decreasing muscle aches associated with tension and spasms, leaving you feeling less tense and rejuvenated.
Psychological Benefits of Both Treatments:
As already mentioned, massage therapy encourages relaxation, decreases stress, and reduces anxiety. These benefits are helpful prior to receiving chiropractic care so that the body is less tense, and the patient is relaxed and calm, which aids the chiropractic treatment.