Chiropractic Massage

If you suffer from pain and tension in the musculoskeletal system, Dr. Joseph Awender at Awender Chiropractic offers massage therapy and other natural pain relief options to residents of Redwood City and the entire San Francisco Bay Area.

Why Chiropractors Use Massage Therapy

When you’re suffering from musculoskeletal pain, massage therapy is one of several treatment options that Dr. Awender at Awender Chiropractic provides. While pain and injuries in the musculoskeletal system are often due to an issue such as spinal misalignment, nerve compression, and similar issues, the soft tissues play an important role.

Your muscles help support your spinal system, keeping it strong and moving properly. When the muscles are tense, injured, or weakened, they cannot do that job – which can lead to issues in the skeletal system. They can also be responsible for compressing your nerves.

On the other hand, when there is an issue in the skeletal system, you are likely to experience issues with your muscles. They often have to overcompensate to make up for the injury. They can also be compressed – which can lead to pain and nerve compression.

As the soft tissues and hard tissues are so interrelated, effective chiropractic care must address both. Therefore, massage therapy is typically used in conjunction with spinal adjustments, decompression, and other chiropractic treatments.

Benefits of Massage Therapy in Redwood City and the San Francisco Bay Area

Chiropractic massage is a very effective soft tissue treatment. It helps eliminate tension to provide pain relief and take pressure off of any surrounding nerves, ligaments, and tendons. This alone can make a big difference to how you feel, as well as promote better support for your spinal column.

Additionally, it improves circulation. Your soft tissues and any injured areas need blood to help heal and kickstart the body’s healing process. As these areas are being massaged, the blood flows to them so that they can heal.

Massage therapy can also encourage the body to release endorphins. These are natural hormones that are known as painkillers. Therefore, you walk away feeling refreshed and with much less – if any – pain.

If you want to experience natural pain relief in Redwood City and the San Francisco Bay Area, schedule a massage therapy appointment with Dr. Awender. You can reach Awender Chiropractic by calling (650) 366-1273.