What is massage?
It is common to hear the following replies:
"Massage is such a luxury."
"Ah, massage, it is so relaxing."
"Massage is something I treat myself to on special occasions."
These statements capture the idea of massage as a way to relax and to treat ourselves; none come close to touching on the essence of massage and its therapeutic benefits to body, mind and spirit. For the purpose of our office we will focus on the therapeutic benefits.
Alleviate pain and improve range of motion
Reduce the dependence on medication
Enhance the immune system - the body’s natural defense system
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ-the skin
Increase joint flexibility
Promote nervous system functioning
Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
Reduce spasms and cramping
Relieves pain and muscle tension
Release endorphins-amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller
Relieve migraine pain
Therapeutic massage is designed to treat a specific condition, and a licensed or certified professional is trained to assist with soft tissue injuries and dysfunctions, as well as support general recovery. Extensive training enables the therapist to identify specific areas to massage unless contraindicated. Therapeutic Massage is one of the best compliments to chiropractic care. Because muscles are attached to bones and joints it is very important for them to be relaxed and stretched to aid in adjustments to the skeletal system. Proper alignment helps to ensure the free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of blood and lymph. Are your therapist formally trained? All of our therapists have obtained their NJ State License as required by law.
Is Massage Covered by Insurance?
Most insurance companies cover massage therapy in conjunction with chiropractic care.
Chiropractic Care Center of Freehold, LLC.