Massage Therapy

5th Avenue Chiropractic, PLLC

Chiropractors located in Midtown, New York, NY

Both chiropractic care and massage therapy have a number of benefits that could improve your health, and when they work together, your benefits increase significantly. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, uses massage therapy to support spinal alignment and your overall health and wellness. To book a massage, call or schedule an appointment online.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a technique used to manipulate the soft tissue of the body, including muscles, connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments. Massage therapy can be used to:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Heal and rehabilitate damaged tissues
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Relax muscles
  • Improve blood and lymphatic circulation
  • Relieve nerve pain

Massage therapy can be used to treat a number of health conditions, either alone or in tandem with other approaches, such as chiropractic care.

What conditions can be treated using massage therapy?

Massage therapy can help to treat health conditions that are affected by muscle or soft tissue pain, tension, inflammation, or injury. These conditions may include:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Muscle tension
  • Stress, depression, and anxiety
  • Joint pain
  • Sleep problems
  • Sports injuries

By lessening issues like stress and anxiety, massage therapy can help improve your overall wellness and health.

What are some types of massage therapy?

Different types of massage therapy use varied techniques and strokes, and these different methods of manipulating the soft tissues can bring a range of benefits.

Types of massage therapy include:

  • Trigger point therapy: Focuses on specific areas of pain and tension
  • Deep tissue massage: Uses slow movements and consistent, deep pressure
  • Swedish massage: Used for relaxation and to increase circulation and blood flow

When used in combination with chiropractic care, massage therapy can have significant benefits to lessen pain and improve overall wellness.

How can chiropractic care and massage therapy work together?

Massage therapy and chiropractic care are excellent partners in the care and treatment of problems of the musculoskeletal and nervous system. Both treatments help to:

  • Reduce pain and inflammation
  • Improve nervous system function
  • Improve blood flow
  • Increase range of motion
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve immune system function

Because massage therapy focuses on treating soft tissues and chiropractic care focuses on hard tissues, they can work in tandem to approach muscle and bone problems in a holistic way. When muscles are relaxed, chiropractic care is more effective. When the bones and spine are properly aligned, massage therapy holds more benefits.

Your chiropractor may suggest massage therapy both before and after your spinal adjustments. To schedule your massage therapy, call or book an appointment online with 5th Avenue Chiropractic.