Large benefits can be gained from muscle therapy, particularly when coupled with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic treatment can be much easier after muscle therapy because it takes less effort to adjust and realign the joints. This is why many clients choose to prepare their body with muscle therapy before their chiropractic treatment.
Muscle therapy can be applied to the deep or surface tissue and involves the manipulation of the muscle fibres using pressure. Our therapists work within your comfort level and use techniques to optimise the benefits to you. Some people enjoy and need deep pressure while others find this uncomfortable and opt for a lighter pressure.
However, it is not always essential to apply deep pressure to get results. Deep pressure can cause some people to tense up and this can contradict the intent of the treatment, which is to help the muscles relax.
- add stress to the surrounding joints
- encourage bad posture
- reduce healthy blood flow to the area
- cause fatigue, discomfort and pain.
It’s important that you let your therapist know if you prefer deeper or lighter pressure to ensure the best results for your condition.
relaxes, loosens and softens the muscles
increases healthy blood and oxygen flow to the area
soothes and nourishes the muscles
reduces fatigue and pain
For those people who prefer deep pressure, they know that the ‘positive’ pain they experience provides the results they need. But it’s important to understand that everyone is different, and that’s why we work within your tolerances, not someone else’s.
But most of all enjoy it!
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