If you suffer from chronic neck and back pain, chiropractic care and deep tissue massage go hand-in-hand to help manage your pain. Our experienced Boca Raton chiropractor, Dr. Allan DellaBella, frequently integrates deep tissues massage with chiropractic adjustments. This combination enhances pain relief and improves your quality of life.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
This style of massage therapy targets deep layers of connective tissues to release trapped muscle tension and restore flexibility. Our Boca Raton chiropractor performs deep tissue massage using long, kneading strokes at a slower pace and with more intense pressure than Swedish massage. Rather than relaxing the whole body, deep tissue massage targets specific problem areas.
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Relieve Pain?
Chronic neck and back pain is often caused by bands of rigid scar tissue in muscles, tendons and ligaments called adhesions. These usually develop following an injury. Adhesions block circulation, restrict mobility, limit flexibility and promote inflammation.
Deep tissue massage from a Boca Raton chiropractor attacks adhesions head on. Alternating between strong, targeted compression and friction breaks down tissue and separates muscle adhesions. This allows fresh, oxygen-rich blood to flow into your muscles.
Deep tissue treatments are particularly effective for patients with mobility injuries, postural problems, repetitive strain injuries or chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia. If you suffer from symptoms such as muscle spasms or chronic pain, deep tissue massage delivered by our Boca Raton chiropractor could be just what you need to release trapped tension and prevent future spasms.
Design Your Treatment Plan with a Boca Raton Chiropractor
Before your first treatment session with Dr. DellaBella, he will design a treatment plan that focuses on your specific pain management needs while taking your pre-existing health conditions into account. As a general guideline, most patients benefit from regular 60-minute sessions with our Boca Raton chiropractor. We can adjust session length and frequency to meet your wellness needs.
Be aware that deep tissue massage isn’t right for everyone. If you have heart disease or are prone to blood clots, consult your doctor before pursuing this form of treatment.
What to Expect During a Deep Tissue Massage
During treatment, Dr. DellaBella concentrates on your trouble areas, which may include the neck, shoulders, lower back or legs. He’ll advise you to breathe deeply as he applies intense pressure to these areas. As you do, you encourage oxygen-rich blood to flow into the newly relaxed muscle area for healing to begin. Receiving treatment can be deeply satisfying as you feel tense areas finally releasing under the practiced hands of Dr. DellaBella.
Metabolic waste and toxins are also released from muscle tissue during your massage. Drink plenty of water after each treatment session to flush these toxins from your body.
Schedule Deep Tissue Massage with a Boca Raton Chiropractor
To learn more about the benefits of deep tissue massage, or to schedule a treatment session, please contact Shadowood Chiropractic Center at 561-488-4000.