Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness
Dr. Meaghan Clemens, D.C.
Chiropractor located in Naperville, IL
Massage therapy involves the manipulation of soft tissues to relieve pain and improve function. This type of therapy can be effective for a variety of conditions, from sports injuries to chronic pain. Meaghan Clemens, DC, a chiropractor at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness, is proud to offer effective massage therapy services to patients of all ages. To make an appointment for massage therapy, contact her office in Naperville, Illinois, today.
Massage Therapy Q & A
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy focuses on releasing tension in the muscles and other soft tissues to relieve pain and promote healing. This type of therapy is one of the oldest methods of healing and has been used for almost 4,000 years. Although some people may view massage as a luxury, it has a number of benefits that make it useful for patients with various conditions.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Some of the beneficial effects of massage therapy include:
- Calming of the nervous system
- Improved mental relaxation
- Better mental and physical wellness
- Movement of toxins out of the lymphatic system
- Improved circulation
How does Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness use massage therapy?
Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness approaches the treatment of every ailment holistically. Rather than focusing on only one type of therapy, Dr. Clemens usually recommends a comprehensive treatment program designed to treat the person as a whole. If Dr. Clemens chooses to recommend massage therapy for a patient, it will be used in combination with other therapies, such as chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy.
Massage sessions at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness are hands-on and performed by expertly trained massage therapists. Therapists at the practice use a variety of movements and pressures to provide you with the best results.
When is massage therapy appropriate?
Massage therapy is appropriate for both healing and pain management. You may benefit from this type of therapy if you have:
- Sports injuries
- Muscle spasms
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back or neck pain
Massage therapy can also help with:
- Stress and anxiety
- Blood pressure problems
- Sleep or eating disorders
- Plantar fasciitis
- Surgery recovery
Dr. Clemens will review your case carefully to determine if massage therapy is appropriate for you.
Is massage therapy safe?
Massage therapy is a noninvasive treatment that’s safe for most patients. The risks associated with massage therapy are minimal, especially when this therapy is performed by one of the trained professionals at Natural Health Chiropractic & Wellness. Massage therapy shouldn’t be painful. If you experience pain during treatment, tell your therapist.