Massage Therapy at Vaughn Chiropractic
Pain and discomfort are some of the most common reasons patients come to us at Vaughn Chiropractic in Waterford MI. And we're ready for the task. Not only does our experienced mother-daughter team (Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn and Dr. Ronda Marshall) offer highly-focused chiropractor treatment, but we also proudly offer massage therapy. This allows us to give patients a well-rounded approach that eases their pain and discomfort by correcting it at the source.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Many people associate massage with spas and "luxury treatments". While it's true that massage can make you feel very relaxed (and free of pain!), this form of therapy has traditional roots in the medicine world. An experienced massage therapist — not simply a "masseuse" — manually manipulates the body's soft tissues to address pain, discomfort and movement issues.
Likewise, an experienced therapist does not give a "one size fits all" treatment. Instead, they adjust their movements, technique, and pressure used with each patient based on their unique needs. For example, deep tissue massage can help with chronic pain, discomfort and stiffness, as the therapist's stronger movements can make stiff, scarred muscle tissue more flexible. Meanwhile, massage techniques that stick more to the upper muscle layers can help increase circulation and reduce mild pain and inflammation in patients.
Due to its highly individualized nature, massage therapy is beneficial for everyone from athletes to people who sit at desks all day. With regular massage therapy treatments, patients will notice a distinctive decrease in pain, while most will also experience better movement and improved posture.
Do I Need a Chiropractor or Massage Therapy?
This is a common question, especially for those experiencing back pain. The truth is that chiropractic care and massage therapy have long gone hand-in-hand, addressing the entire musculoskeletal system as a whole. However, many patients often find themselves having to choose between the two, as they do not have time to go seek treatment at different locations. For both the convenience and wellbeing of our patients, this is why we offer both at Vaughn Chiropractic.
But where to start? Well, that depends on the individual. In many cases, starting with massage to loosen the muscles can help the results of chiropractor adjustment be more effective. In turn, chiropractic treatment helps patients feel the effects of massage longer, as it ensures the spine is in alignment and the muscles and tendons are moving as they should. It is important that you come in for a consultation so that we can design a combined treatment plan specifically for you.
Want to Know Can Massage Therapy Help You Personally? Get in Touch!
Everyone's situation is different, and Dr. Jacqueline Vaughn and Dr. Ronda Marshall are ready to help you achieve a healthier, more comfortable life. Get in touch with our Waterford MI practice today, and we are happy to provide more information on how your personal needs can be helped with massage therapy. At Vaughn Chiropractic, we look forward to getting to know you!