Massage Therapy Specialist

Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic

Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation located in Orlando, FL

Massage therapy can ease your pain, improve your flexibility, increase your range of motion, and boost your mood. At Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic in Orlando, Florida, the team of physical therapy and rehabilitation experts includes an in-office chiropractor with specialized training in a variety of manual and traction massage techniques. Call the office or click the provided link to make your appointment now

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the practice of hands-on healing through soft tissue manipulation. Central Florida Health and Rehab offers massage as part of their pain management and rehab plans because it promotes muscle relaxation and healing very effectively.

What are the different options in massage therapy?

There are many different forms of massage, and all are completely noninvasive. The Central Florida Health and Rehab team, including the highly experienced in-house chiropractor, performs several types of massage that complement chiropractic care. Two types of massage therapy the team uses frequently include:

Manual massage therapy

Manual massage therapy involves kneading, controlled pressure, joint manipulation, and other specific movements. This reduces muscle spasms and eases pain.

Traction massage therapy

Traction massage therapy involves gentle head-pulling to briefly separate the spinal vertebrae. This relieves pressure and allows the vertebrae to settle in a better position with more space between them. 

The team may also use other types of massage where needed. They always recommend the approach that’s best for your particular symptoms.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy is very beneficial because it can do all of the following.

  • Reduce pain
  • Relieve swelling
  • Improve range of motion
  • Increase flexibility
  • Reduce muscle spasms
  • Break down scar tissue 
  • Improve circulation to an injury

All of these factors combine to help you heal, which can lead to a faster recovery.

When might I need massage therapy?

The Central Florida Health and Rehab team might recommend massage therapy as part of your treatment plan in a variety of situations, including:

  • Whiplash
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Disc herniation
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle spasms

These are just a few of the many different conditions that massage therapy may help with. 

What other treatments work well with massage therapy?

Massage therapy and chiropractic adjustments usually go hand-in-hand because they work extremely well together. Many people have a therapeutic massage before chiropractic adjustments because it effectively loosens the muscles supporting the spine, making it easier to get the treatment you need. 

There are also a variety of other drug-free treatments that combine well with massage therapy, including muscle relaxation treatments like electrotherapy, heat packs, cold packs, and relaxing hydrotherapy

To find out how massage can relieve pain and improve your recovery process, call Central Florida Health and Rehab Clinic or click on the booking tool now.