Massage therapy has become one of the most popular wellness “secrets” for healing and rejuvenation. Freedom Chiropractic is proud to be able to offer massage therapy as one of the many services provided at our state-of-the-art wellness clinic in Conroe, Texas. We believe in massage therapy as a science-backed treatment for a wide variety of conditions. We’ve also seen the way that it has helped countless patients to enjoy mood-related and cognitive benefits.

In studies, massage therapy has been found to:

  • Reduce stress.
  • Increase relaxation levels.
  • Reduce pain and muscle soreness.
  • Reduce tension.
  • Improve circulation/blood flow.
  • Improve energy levels.
  • Improve alertness.
  • Improve immune function.
  • Lower heart rate.
  • Lower blood pressure.

Treatable Conditions

While many people think of “a massage” as a luxury to be enjoyed when you want some pampering, the truth is that massage is highly therapeutic. It can help to undo musculoskeletal dysfunction through tissue stimulation. The fact that a massage therapy session can also induce relaxation and “brain benefits” is just the icing on the cake.

Here at Freedom Chiropractic, we routinely provide massage therapy for patients suffering from symptoms related to:

  • Anxiety.
  • Digestive disorders.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Headaches.
  • Stress-related insomnia.
  • Lower-back pain.
  • Upper-back pain.
  • Neck pain.
  • Myofascial pain syndrome.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Soft-tissue injuries.
  • Strains.
  • Sprains.
  • Sports injuries.
  • Temporomandibular joint pain.

Massage therapy is considered a very versatile treatment because it can be tailored to address specific areas of pain or dysfunction. Another benefit of massage therapy is that it can be safely used in conjunction with other treatments. While many of our patients visit our Conroe office strictly for massage therapy, others utilize this therapy as part of a multifunctional approach to healing that involves chiropractic adjustments.

The Benefits of Massage Therapy for Pain

Multiple studies indicate that massage therapy can be an effective treatment for many different types of pain. In fact, the Society for Integrative Oncology recommends considering massage therapy as part of a multimodality treatment approach for patients experiencing anxiety or pain. A 2011 study found that massage may be effective for treating lower back pain with relatively long-lasting results. Massage therapy has also been shown to create improvements among people suffering from chronic neck pain.

The research on massage therapy is especially promising for people suffering from chronic headaches. According to one study, massage therapy is effective in reducing the number of headaches per week in chronic tension headache sufferers. Other studies have confirmed similar benefits. Massage therapy also offers cognitive and mood-related benefits. Studies have found that massage therapy is linked with reductions in symptoms of anxiety and depression.

“Massage increases the secretion of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin, and reduces the levels of stress hormones, such as cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine, which can reduce anxiety, fatigue, stress, and physical and mental strain,” according to data published on the effects of Swedish massage on the improvement of mood disorders in women. Swedish massage is just one of several modalities used during chiropractic massage.

Therapeutic massage techniques commonly used at chiropractic clinics:

  • Swedish Massage: This is a gentle technique that utilizes long strokes, circular movements, and tapping to create feelings of relaxation and renewal.
  • Deep Massage: Using a slower, more forceful rhythm, this form of massage targets deep layers of muscle and connective tissue in people suffering from musculoskeletal injury and dysfunction.
  • Sports Massage: This form of massage is tailored to treat common injuries and weak spots in athletes.
  • Trigger-Point Massage: This form of massage helps to release muscle tightness caused by overuse and strain.

At Freedom Chiropractic, we help our patients discover the right form of massage based on their goals. We’ll provide you with a careful evaluation to help determine which areas of soft tissue can benefit from stimulation. We also offer specialized massage techniques for pregnancy.

Booking an Appointment With a Massage Therapist in Conroe, Texas

Freedom Chiropractic is pleased to be able to offer therapeutic massage performed by trained massage experts here at our clinic in Conroe, Texas. We stress the importance of only seeking massage therapy from trained, certified professionals when perusing the wellness benefits provided by massage. While many spas offer massage therapy, the truth is that not all massage providers can provide equal care. Freedom Chiropractic is able to offer our clients science-backed, cutting-edge massage services that utilize our staff’s intensive training regarding muscle, joint, spinal, and musculoskeletal health. Are you ready to enjoy the wellness benefits of massage therapy? Book your appointment at Freedom Chiropractic today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! Massage therapy is just one of the many wellness services we offer at Freedom Chiropractic in Conroe, Texas.

Yes, massage therapy has been cited in studies as an effective treatment for chronic low-back pain. Massage therapy has also been recommended as an effective, research-backed treatment for pain management.

Researchers consider massage therapy to be useful as a functional, nonpharmacological intervention for reducing the incidence of chronic tension headaches.