In addition to chiropractic care and spinal adjustments, Crevar Chiropractic also offers massage therapy as part of our comprehensive patient treatment plans. Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues through pressing, rubbing, and applying pressure. The practice typically focuses on alleviating muscle pain, stiffness, and tension.
However, massage therapy is beneficial to a number of medical conditions and situations.
According to a survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the top two reasons to get a massage are medical or stress related. While many people think of massage as a way to relax and and relieve stress, there are a wide range of medical conditions that massage therapy can alleviate. Massage therapy has been shown to restore range of motion, decrease migraine frequency, and relieve pain from a number of issues like postoperative pain, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel, and other chronic pain.
In addition to alleviating pain and relieving stress, the benefits of massage therapy include:
- Reduced anxiety
- Improved circulation
- Lower blood pressure
- Improved posture
- Muscle pain treatment
- Enhanced flexibility
- Injury rehabilitation
- Healthier immune system
- Improved sleep
- Digestive disorder treatment
Whether you suffer from chronic joint pain, sports injuries, or headaches, massage therapy can help alleviate symptoms of medical issues that affect your daily life.
In addition to these benefits, massage therapy improves functions of the lymphatic system, helps regulate hormones, and can help prevent injuries.
Using the practices of functional medicine, Dr. Crevar will look at the root cause of a patient’s problem, and determine a comprehensive treatment plan. Often, Dr. Crevar will recommend a plan that involves both chiropractic adjustments as well as massage therapy. He works closely with Crevar’s resident massage therapist, Jerry Tiller, to find the best possible solution for patients’ conditions.
Jerry Tiller is a trained massage therapist, graduating with honors from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in 2003, and specializes in traditional table massage as well as Thai massage. He has received over 500 hours of training in Traditional Thai Massage.
Jerry uses a variety of techniques, including Cranial Sacral, Positional Release, and Reiki Level 2, to relieve pain and promote self-care. Together with Dr. Crevar, Jerry works to help the body heal itself and maximize results for patients.
Massage therapy treatment at Crevar Chiropractic is natural, drug-free, and individualized to each patient.
And with a trained professional like Jerry treating you, massage therapy poses little to no risk to your health.
Massage therapy is no longer a luxury reserved for spas and upscale health clubs: massage is a therapeutic treatment that promotes wellness and carries numerous health benefits. If you’re suffering from migraines, insomnia, stress, or general chronic pain, massage therapy may be the answer. Call Crevar Chiropractic today to learn more about how you can benefit from massage therapy.