Massage Therapy

Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic

Chiropractic & Weight Loss Clinic located in Otsego, MI

Massage therapy can help you recover after an injury, reduce chronic pain, or relax when you’re experiencing muscle tension. Experience the benefits of personalized massage therapy at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic in Otsego and Plainwell, Michigan. The experienced team offers a variety of massage styles to address your unique concerns and pain and get you on the road to recovery. To set up a massage appointment, call or book online today.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is a popular therapeutic option known for relieving stress and decreasing muscle tension. Current research shows that massage therapy can also help:

  • Improve range of motion
  • Decrease stiffness
  • Decrease blood pressure and heart rate
  • Improve lymph flow
  • Reduce feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Increase blood flow
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Improve mood

Massage therapy is a safe option for most people, including those with fibromyalgia, diabetes, and women who are pregnant. If you have a bleeding disorder or deep vein thrombosis, discuss massage therapy with your doctors before scheduling. Your safety is their top priority.

When conditions can benefit from massage therapy?

A wide range of muscle and joint conditions can benefit from massage therapy, including:

  • Neck pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Muscle pain
  • Chronic joint pain due to fibromyalgia or arthritis

Massage therapy can also be used after an auto accident to help you recover from whiplash and other injuries that cause pain and stiffness.

What should I expect when getting a massage?

Before your massage, you discuss your symptoms with your massage therapist to determine what areas to focus on during the massage and how much pressure is appropriate. Your massage therapist uses a combination of massage styles, including Swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, and trigger point massage, to specifically target your pain.

Your massage therapist leaves the room so you can undress to your level of comfort and lie down under the sheets on the padded massage table. When you’re ready, your therapist returns to begin your massage. Your therapist may use massage lotion, cream, or gel on your skin to avoid friction that can irritate your skin.

Over the next 30-60 minutes, your massage therapist carefully presses on and kneads your muscles until they relax. Your therapist modifies the amount of pressure used throughout your massage for your comfort. After your massage is complete, your therapist leaves the room and you can get dressed privately.

The team may recommend one or more massages, depending on the targeted condition, to see the best results.

To schedule a massage at Taylor Chiropractic and Weight Loss Clinic, call or book online now.