Therapeutic exercise is a complementary service to massage therapy. While massage helps to relax and restore muscles, ligaments, and tendons, therapeutic exercises help to rebuild strength and flexibility in the injured tissue as well as the muscles that surround it. This increased strength helps to reduce pain and the chance of re-injury. During a session, the therapist will teach proper exercise techniques including form, how to isolate different muscle groups, and positioning. Patients will be given exercises to perform daily at home. A therapeutic exercise session typically lasts around an hour and strength and flexibility are rebuilt with regular, even daily, work.
Some people think of massage therapy as a type of relaxation technique they can get at a spa or health club. Fortunately, massage has been incorporated into a number of health care regimens as a complement to other therapies.
In general, massage therapy includes a selection of techniques involving kneading, pulling, rubbing and manipulating the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. The therapist applies light to intense pressure in this hands-on alternative treatment.
Research has demonstrated that massage is beneficial in the treatment of a host of medical conditions, including headaches, insomnia, soft tissue injuries, anxiety and many others. This type of complementary therapy helps to minimize stress, ease muscle tension and reduce pain.
Virtually anyone can benefit from massage therapy. A range of different types of massage are directed at relieving different problems. Kids and even pregnant women may reap the benefits of this procedure. However, some people may need to talk to a doctor before getting massage therapy. People at risk are those who have bleeding disorders, fractures, deep vein thrombosis, burns and severe osteoporosis or thrombocytopenia.
Before a massage therapy session, the therapist will go over what patients can expect during the procedure. At Bailey Family Chiropractic Center, the team will review the patient’s medical history and ask questions about their symptoms to ensure massage therapy is a safe option for them. Many types of massage are available; patients will need to talk with their therapist to determine which one best suits their case. In a typical session, patients can expect to get undressed or don loose-fitting clothing. They will lie down on a table and pull a sheet around them for cover. The therapist will evaluate patients to decide which areas may be too painful or tense so that he or she can determine the right amount of pressure to use. The therapist may use oils or lotions, depending on preference. A session may last anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes.
At Bailey Family Chiropractic Center, we accept most major medical insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact at our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed here.
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