One and your done. I love saying this but it’s not the case with every condition or when people are physically hurting. Many times, I have be able to help people recover from physical pain with one to three visits. I strongly recommend being proactive to your health and well-being.
Chiropractic, Massage, Orthopedic Massage Therapy and Exercise (these are a few components to wellness)
Physical pain is not alway about the area that is hurting. Yes, massage can help! Many times I have seen an imbalance that is related to how the body mechanically functions. To make it simple, think of everything working and moving the way that it is supposed to. A balance from front to back, top to bottom and side to side. Sometimes we are not even aware of a part of the body being limited in flexibility or tight. We will just feel plain tightness or it’s just hard to move. When everything is working and moving the way it is suppose to, then the area that needs to be treated may be worked on, without creating discomfort or pain. First, think of therapy versus massage. Yes, orthopedic massage is a form of massage but the focus is therapy. To give one example of a condition that I often see, let’s talk about lower back pain. With many people I see two muscle groups that are very tight and these areas put a lot of pressure on the lower back. Hip flexors and hamstrings will add a lot of additional force on the lower back. Taking tension and pressure off these two areas helps a ton. Another muscle to focus on is quadratus lumborum or in my world it’s called the QL. Hip flexors and QL will also contribute to lower back pain. The last muscle group to address would be hip rotators. These muscles are responsible for turning the femur in and out. A balance of all these muscles, especially the muscles that are very tight. To work on or massage these muscles along with comfortable stretches will dramatically improve the way you feel, stand, move and sleep.