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Massage Therapy in Frisco

Massage Therapy is an Ideal Complement to Chiropractic

Patient getting massage
Massage has been used for thousands of years for pain relief, relaxation promotion and more. Throughout the years, different styles and techniques have been developed to address specific systemic issues. Massage therapy is the practice of manipulating muscles, ligaments and tendons using the hands and fingers and, in some instances, mechanical devices, to relieve stress on the body.

Many people don’t think of massage as medical care—but they should. Massage therapy is a proven and effective method of health care focused on soft tissue mobilization to break up adhesions in muscles, and improve body mechanics and function. Including non-invasive massage therapy in your care plan may help you achieve a better health outcome.

Massage Therapy and Chiropractic—Working Together

Did you know the muscle system works closely with the skeletal system, and vice versa? Each system cannot function optimally without the strength of the other. When the skeletal system is compromised, it affects the function of the muscles, due to both structural and neurological impairments.

The body’s muscular system develops compensation patterns in response to these misalignments. While these may work for a short period, eventually, they will contribute to more damage to the affected tissues, resulting in a rigid and limited structure.

Detailed and specific massage therapy techniques locate muscles that are working more than they should, as well as release any chronically short muscles. This allows the mechanical structure to return to a more functional state.

The chiropractor and massage therapist work hand in hand to help the adjustment go deeper and hold longer. Their collaboration provides additional insight into your care, and helps guide the therapist to the areas where massage therapy would be most beneficial. Both chiropractic and massage therapy work together to create an environment where healing takes place, resulting in a much faster recovery time.

What Are Some Other Benefits?

In addition to relaxing muscles, massage therapy may

  • Reduce pain
  • Diminish stress
  • Promote circulation
  • Improve joint flexibility and mobility
  • Reduce muscle stiffness
  • Boost the immune system
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Relieve headaches and migraines
  • Accelerate healing from sports injuries
  • Provide pregnancy support
  • Increase general health and wellness

Our Techniques

We use various methods, specific to the individual’s needs, in our practice to relieve stress on the affected tissues. These include

  • Myofascial release: a form of deep stretching to relieve tightness in the neck, shoulders, upper, and lower back by breaking down tightness in the fascia, which may restrict muscle movement and cause discomfort or pain.
  • Active resistive release: uses specific techniques to increase mobility and flexibility of a muscle or group of muscles.
    Proprioceptive neurological facilitation—a more advanced form of flexibility training, which involves both the stretching and contracting of the muscle group being targeted. It is one of the most effective forms of stretching for improving flexibility and increasing range of motion.
    Lymphatic drainage—a gentle massage of the body’s tissues to help increase circulation in the lymphatic system. It helps with the removal of toxins from the body and reduces inflammation.
  • Structural rebalancing: deals specifically with the causes of soft tissue dysfunctions, subsequent referred pain, and nerve entrapment. An imbalance with soft tissue in one area of the musculoskeletal system may cause dysfunction and pain in other regions of the body.

Our Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapist Danna Crider has been part of our practice since 2014. She has accumulated more than 700 hours of clinical training in the techniques of deep tissue therapy, lymphatic release, myofascial release, relaxation massage, sinus drainage, and sports specific therapy. Using these skills, Danna has helped many patients deal with their muscle and ligament issues, and much more.

Discover the Difference

Experience the difference for yourself! Massage therapy helps you feel better, so you get better. Contact 360 Chiropractic & Wellness today to book an appointment with Danna.
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Massage Therapy Frisco TX | (214) 705-0888