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Massage Therapy FAQ
Here at Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara, we strive to help our patients achieve pain relief and whole body wellness. Our Santa Barbara massage therapy is a fantastic way to improve your health, accelerate injury recovery and find natural pain relief and stress relief.
Generally speaking, massage therapy is excellent for relaxing musculoskeletal tensions that cause pain and make it difficult to move normally. It helps recondition the muscles, improves circulation in areas suffering from a lack of it and also reduces inflammation inside damaged, overworked tissues. Certain styles break down painful scar tissues to improve your flexibility and range of motion. Other styles are excellent for stress relief, which is critical to overall good health.
Advanced Chiropractic Group in Santa Barbara offers Myofascial Release therapy helps relieve tension in the connective tissue surrounding the muscles (the fascia), which reduces tightness and pain while improving range of motion. Trigger point therapy focuses on deep kneading to break down scar tissue and adhesions that prevent normal muscular function and hinder good circulation. Percussion massage involves tapping and drumming motions that also break down scar tissue, relax the muscles and improve circulation.
Chiropractic care focuses on the alignment of your spine, which is directly impacted by the condition of its supporting muscles. If the muscles are injured, tight or inflexible, they cannot support healthy posture. We recommend massage therapy to help tone and heal muscles so they can keep your back healthy.
Different styles require different levels of skin exposure, but we try to accommodate our patients’ comfort levels at all times. Above all, wear comfortable, natural clothing that makes you feel relaxed.
Because we offer several different styles, the vast majority of patients can enjoy numerous benefits of a massage, including most pregnant patients. There are, however, some situations in which it may not be advisable. People with blood clots, bleeding conditions, infectious diseases, sores, fractures, etc. should not undergo massage at this time. It is important to discuss any health treatments and conditions with our chiropractor first.
We realize that there are many other questions people have about massage therapy that may not have been addressed here. Please call us any time to get answers to your individual questions or to set up an appointment: 805-765-2664.