Massage

Enhanced Medical Centers -  - Chiropractic

Enhanced Medical Centers

Chiropractic & Primary Care Practice located in Tempe, AZ

Massage therapy is a long-standing, hands-on treatment that continues to provide a variety of health benefits for men and women all over the world. As part of your comprehensive treatment, Quentin Smith, DC, and Candace Gaitanis, APRN, CFNP, CFMP, and their multidisciplinary health care team at Enhanced Medical Centers in Tempe, Arizona, can recommend massage therapy. Massage can help you recover from an injury, reduce muscle tension, and help improve your overall well-being. Call the office to schedule a massage or book an appointment online today.

Massage Q & A

What are the health benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy manipulates your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue to help you get relief from pain, manage a health condition, or to improve your mood and overall sense of wellness. Different types of massage offer a variety of health benefits, including:

  • Improved emotional state
  • Overall pain relief
  • Reduced frequency of headaches and migraines
  • Increased range of motion
  • Improved balance
  • Chronic neck pain relief
  • Chronic back pain relief
  • Shoulder pain relief
  • Reduced fibromyalgia symptoms
  • Reduced arthritis pain
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved digestion
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Lower heart rate
  • Reduced stress

Massage therapy sessions can improve practically every system in your body. As part of a comprehensive treatment plan, massage is an ideal complement to chiropractic adjustments, too.

What are the different types of massage therapy?

Several different types of massage therapy function in different ways, depending on your individual needs. Some of the most popular types of massage treatments include:

Swedish

Good for full-body muscle relaxation or to help you recover after an injury. Uses long strokes, kneading and rolling, and small circular motions to loosen tight muscles.

Deep tissue

Goes deeper than Swedish to help relieve repetitive muscle strain and target knots in your muscles. Often beneficial if you have chronic pain or areas of reduced mobility.

Sports

Helps prevent injuries and improve your flexibility. Sports massage is helpful to athletes who want to keep their muscles and ligaments in top form.

Shiatsu

Helps with sciatica pain, arthritis, digestive issues, and insomnia.

Aromatherapy

Typically, a combination of Swedish massage and essential oils to offer a soothing, relaxing experience.

At Enhanced Medical Centers, the team also offers trigger point therapy, Active Release Technique (ART), and cross-friction massage. They recommend which types of massage therapy can best relieve your pain and help improve your condition.

How often should I get a massage?

How often you get a massage is a personal preference. There are little to no adverse side effects of massage therapy, so it’s generally safe to get regularly scheduled massages without any issue. 

You can feel temporary discomfort after a deep tissue massage or trigger point therapy, but ultimately, you should feel much better, with less muscle tension overall.

If you’d like to learn more about different types of massage as a complement to your chiropractic adjustments and other physical therapies, call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online today.