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Massage Therapy in Muskegon

Massage and Chiropractic Care

person getting a shoulder massageMany people think of massage as a nice, relaxing therapy for sore muscles. And it definitely fits that definition. But massage is also a powerful healing therapy, especially when used in combination with chiropractic care. At Lakewinds Chiropractic Center, our team of licensed massage therapists offer a variety of massage techniques to augment and facilitate your healing.

Massage works by increasing blood flow to the muscles, which brings healing nutrients and removes toxins, so the muscles can heal. The increased blood flow can also reduce blood pressure, inflammation and stress.

Chiropractic care focuses on restoring balance and health to the nervous system, while massage focuses on healing the muscular system. When our bodies are out of alignment, muscles can become tense and shortened by holding the incorrect position for so long. Massage therapy helps release this muscle tension and adhesions (the “knots” you feel sometimes), allowing your muscles to heal and return to their normal position and length.

Additionally, when the muscles “guard” an injured or misaligned area, it can be difficult to adjust the area. Using massage therapy to help loosen these muscles allows better access to adjust the affected area. As the muscles are repaired, your body can hold adjustments longer, helping get your body back into proper alignment and restoring optimal nerve function.

Our Techniques

If you schedule massage therapy in conjunction with chiropractic care, we generally do your adjustment first, and then your massage. However, it makes more sense to do the soft tissue work first, followed by the adjustment. Like all of our care, it’s determined case-by-case, to achieve the best possible results for each patient.

We offer 30 and 60 minute sessions, and some of our techniques include:

  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release
  • Prenatal
  • Swedish

We recommend 60-minute sessions if your schedule allows for it, so that your therapist can devote the necessary time to any problem areas. Many people have high-stress jobs that keep them seated at a desk for hours every day, accumulating stress and tension in the neck and shoulders. Wherever stress builds up in your body, our skilled massage therapists can loosen and relax chronically tight muscles, which ease up over time with regular care.

Some patients prefer massage therapy without chiropractic care, and you don’t have to be a chiropractic patient to receive care from our wonderful massage team.

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Massage Therapy Muskegon, North Muskegon, Whitehall MI | (231) 744-5200