Massage Therapy at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic
If you've often wondered how ancient healers were able to help their patients long before the development of sophisticated medical instruments, look no farther than your own hands. Manual techniques such as massage therapy have provided relief to countless individuals over time. Today's health and wellness practitioners continue to use massage therapy alongside other healing methods. You can experience this kind of relief for yourself right here at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Center, your holistic healing resource in Nanaimo.
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is sometimes thought of as merely a relaxing luxury. While you can certainly benefit from a relaxing massage at a spa, however, massage therapy is capable of many other benefits as well. This manual form of soft tissue manipulation, when administered by a skilled practitioner, can:
- Ease emotional stress and promote restful sleep
- Release tight muscles that might be causing painful spasms
- Enhance blood flow to injured or diseased tissues
- Improve lymphatic drainage and reduce fluid-related swelling
- Support healthy immune function
Massage therapy can take on a variety of forms, with each form optimized to address specific needs. For instance, if you mainly need to relax your muscles or promote speedier healing, a light Swedish massage may be in order. If you struggle with chronic pain due to deep-set adhesions (internal scarring), you may need to undergo deep tissue massage. If you're trying to get through your pregnancy with less discomfort but also without taking painkillers, prenatal massage techniques are both perfectly safe and highly effective. If you're recovering from an athletic event or you're preparing to participate in one, sports massage can target the muscle groups that are most used and deliver the highest performance.
Combining Massage Therapy with Chiropractic Care
Don't be surprised by the fact that a chiropractic clinic also offers massage therapy. Massage therapy facilitates chiropractic adjustments by loosening the muscles before an adjustment session. Many of the same musculoskeletal issues that require chiropractic care also call for massage therapy. Here at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Clinic, our "whole person" approach leads us to combine multiple treatment modalities to help you enjoy more effective pain relief and wellness support. Your comprehensive plan might include not only massage therapy and chiropractic care, but also acupuncture, naturopathy, spinal compression therapy, and other helpful techniques.
Learn More About Massage Therapy from Our Nanaimo Massage Therapists
Are you a good candidate for a massage therapy plan? The best way to find out is by calling our Nanaimo chiropractor and therapists today at 250-390-2003 and setting up a consultation. We at Woodgrove Pines Wellness Center can provide the natural healing you need for a higher quality of life!