Everett Chiropractor Recommends Massage Therapy for Back Pain Relief
EVERETT, Wash., July 1, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cornerstone Chiropractic in Everett, WA is raising awareness about the importance of including massage therapy in a comprehensive pain management program. According to chiropractors Dr. Mike Ilyankoff and Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff, massage treatments help promote internal healing while providing natural pain relief. Massage relaxes the body, releasing tension trapped deep within muscle fascia while increasing endorphin levels. The wellness center's licensed massage therapists offer deep tissue therapy, Swedish, pregnancy and hot stone massage. The chiropractors frequently recommend massage as a natural complement to chiropractic adjustments
According to Everett chiropractor Dr. Mike Ilyankoff, massage treatments are a critical component to a successful injury rehabilitation and pain management program. "Massage treatments are an important complement to traditional chiropractic adjustments," said Dr. Mike. "This non-invasive treatment provides natural pain relief and enhances overall well-being while promoting internal healing."
During a treatment session, a licensed massage therapist uses a combination of deep kneading and stroking movements to invigorate muscle tissue. These movements promote the flow of oxygenated blood through muscles while flushing out lactic acid.
"Lactic acid and other toxins can block the healing process," said Dr. Lisa Ilyankoff, a chiropractor with the practice. "Massage helps flush out these toxins and invigorate the muscles. At the same time, the act of massaging sore tissue helps the body relax and release tension. This is essential to restoring a full range of mobility to the body after an injury. It also helps prevent the buildup of scar tissue, which can increase pain."
According to the chiropractors, massage is also important for managing chronic pain and health conditions like fibromyalgia. "By relieving trapped tension, we can help patients better manage back and neck pain, headaches and sciatica," said Dr. Mike. "While massage cannot cure a chronic health condition, regular treatments can help patients better manage symptoms. Thanks to spinal adjustments and massage, many of our patients no longer have to rely on prescription painkillers."
Cornerstone Chiropractic has licensed massage therapists on staff to provide a variety of massage treatments. These include deep tissue therapy, sports massage, Swedish massage and pregnancy massage.
"Regular treatments enhance overall well-being, decrease cortisol levels and increase endorphins," said Dr. Lisa. "Our patients feel calm, relaxed and centered after a treatment. Our massage therapist also has experience treating pregnant women. Her intuitive touch relieves pelvic and lower back pain."
A massage therapy session typically lasts 50 to 60 minutes. Each session is tailored specifically to a patient's individual wellness needs. Many patients choose to schedule their massage session following chiropractic adjustments.
"Our goal is to enhance our patients' wellness," said Dr. Mike. "Massage not only relieves pain, but it also reduces stress, lowers blood pressure and helps patients relax. It's a natural complement to chiropractic care."
In addition to massage treatments, the wellness center provides back pain management, car accident injury treatment, lifestyle advice, and nutrition counseling.
CONTACT: Cornerstone Chiropractic 888-667-5235NEXT ARTICLE