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The human body is remarkably good at healing itself and tending to its own problems, but sometimes it needs the help of a human touch. This is especially true when muscles becomes damaged or tighten up due to chronic stress, pain or inflammation. These tensions are both the source and the result of potentially serious issues that can impair your health, wellness and quality of life. That's why our Roanoke chiropractor at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness, Dr. Joshua Rhodes, makes a variety of massage therapy services available to our clients.
Massage therapy may employ different techniques for different types of healing and recovery. The lightest form of massage, Swedish massage, is the type most common to people who frequent health spas. The smooth gentle strokes of this form of massage are excellent for relieving muscle tightness and stress. However, this process does more than soothe muscles and improve your mood -- it also enhances the flow of blood to tissues in need of more oxygen and nutrients, helping them heal and/or expel inflammatory waste products. It also improves lymph circulation, boosting your body's immune response so you can enjoy a higher overall state of wellness and disease resistance. More focused and forceful techniques such as trigger point and deep tissue massage can free you of painful muscle knots and adhesions (internal clumps of scar tissue that impede flexibility and range of motion).
Massage therapy works hand-in-hand alongside chiropractic adjustment and other natural therapeutic techniques offered here at Peak Performance Chiropractic & Wellness. Our Roanoke chiropractor may prescribe adjustment and massage as part of a larger holistic strategy, especially since loosening tight muscles can make spinal adjustments that much easier and more effective. We may also recommend periodic massage therapy sessions as a smart preventative wellness tactic to help you maintain peak health and keep stress at bay in today's adrenaline-fueled world. If you're an athlete, massage can keep your muscles limber and healthy between major events.
Our approach to massage therapy is unique in that it is based on Ayurvedic principles. Soothing organic oils and balms put you in the right place (mentally, emotionally and physically) to experience optimal healing, relaxation and rejuvenation. The Ayurvedic approach emphasizes completely individualized treatment, so we will administer the proper technique or techniques to deliver the best possible results for you specific needs. These techniques may include a mix of traditional Swedish massage, deep tissue, accupressure points (a hallmark of Ayurvedic medicine) and myofascial work, a focused massage to break up adhesions and promote better movement throughout the body.
Find out for yourself what our one-of-a-kind approach to massage therapy can do your health and your ability to enjoy life. Call 540-526-7479 today to learn more from our Roanoke chiropractor and schedule a massage therapy session!