Massage is the process during which a licensed massage therapist will knead and stretch muscles and other soft tissue. Massage is often utilized in conjunction with chiropractic care and physical therapy because of its holistic health and healing properties.
Massage therapy can loosen tight muscles and relieve emotional tension and stress. When muscles are tense, they can cause misalignments in the spine and altered biomechanics in any joint that the muscle acts upon. This change in joint behavior can lead to a wide range of other issues.
Massage is also good for treating soft tissue damage and pain, reducing recovery times in athletes and increasing circulation throughout the body.
Each patient has unique needs that are addressed by our staff.
Many different approaches may be used to relieve muscle tension and spasms these include:
- Myofascial Release
- Active Release Technique (ART)
- Swedish Massage
Our licensed massage therapists, working with Dr. Mitz’s input, can determine the best combination of techniques to help you heal as quickly and safely as possible.
Do I need a Chiropractor or a Massage Therapist?
Often, people are confused who to seek help from: a massage therapist or a chiropractor. This is especially true if a person has limited or no experience with either profession. The answer is actually simple: BOTH!
Unlike massage therapists or physical therapists, chiropractic physicians are educated and trained to diagnose patients. It is essential to arrive at a proper diagnosis so that a treatment strategy specific for your needs can be developed.
At the Hamilton Clinic, this treatment plan will incorporate an ideal blend of chiropractic, physical therapy, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise and of course massage therapy, all in their appropriate fashion and based on the latest research.
However, massage therapy can be requested as a stand alone therapy. If you are interested in seeing one of our massage therapists, please contact the clinic to discuss rates and scheduling.