Cupping is an ancient alternative medical technique used by many health practitioners to this day. Glass, plastic or silicone cups are suctioned onto the skin to create a negative pressure system which then encourages blood flow, promotes healing and reduces pain to the affected area. By using specific placement and sometimes movement, cupping is an extremely effective tool during treatments. Dr. Alisha uses cupping in her chiropractic appointments as a way to:
Promote blood flow and increase circulation
Relieve muscular tension and tightness
Reduce pain and inflammation
Speed up the healing process
Calm muscular tension before a chiropractic adjustment
Cupping is an extremely safe practice with the biggest side effect being bruising on the skin. These bruises or “cup marks” are not dangerous and are usually painless. Depending on a person’s skin sensitivity, bruising lasts anywhere from 1-7 days. Many patients notice the benefits of cupping right away. When used in conjunction with chiropractic treatments, cupping is extremely effective in speeding up the healing process and relieving pain and tightness from a variety of muscles and areas in the body.
At Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington, clinicians value comprehensive or multi-disciplinary approaches to treating patients, for example using ultrasound or acupuncture. This comprehensive approach may also incorporate massage therapy into a patient’s treatment plan in order to speed up their progress. Edgar Family Chiropractic on Pearl offers high-quality massage therapy in Burlington from an award-winning registered massage therapist in order to offer the community the best, and most convenient, quality of care available.
Massage therapy works to optimize general health and well-being whilst also preventing dysfunctions of the body and mind. By manually manipulating the soft body tissues, massage therapy decreases stress, alleviates muscle soreness, improves circulation and immune function as well as increases mobility thereby acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Massage therapy at Edgar Family Chiropractic not only treats physical dysfunctions but educates patients on strategies for prevention of future injury whilst providing relaxation to the body and mind. This type of therapy helps to reduce or even eliminate the discomfort associated with muscles, connective tissues, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
Registered massage therapists today use their extensive knowledge on human anatomy and physiology to apply modern techniques and offer up- to- date information to patients, however, the origin of massage therapy itself dates back to the 1700s with Swedish massage. Therefore, hundreds of years of practice and research have done all over the world strongly supports massage therapy as being a safe and effective form of treatment for both the body and the mind. To know more visit Registered Massage Therapy Burlington.
Registered massage therapy works to therapeutically optimize general health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. It involves prevention and treatment of physical dysfunctions while simultaneously providing relaxation to the mind and body. This type of therapy helps to reduce or even eliminate the discomfort associated with muscles, connective tissues, joints, tendons, and ligaments.
Massage therapy plays an important role in recovering from both acute and chronic conditions such as pain caused by repetitive strain, headaches, tendinitis, and stress or stress-related conditions to name a few. Massage therapy can be an integral part of the maintenance of good health as it helps to reduce or eliminate pain, improve joint mobility and circulation as well as reduce muscular tension.
Perform a thorough assessment including range of motion and muscle tests
Propose a treatment plan based
Explain the procedure, risks, and benefits of treatment
Administer massage techniques by treating soft tissues and joints. Registered massage therapists can perform soft tissue manipulation, relaxation techniques, hydrotherapy, trigger point therapy, low-grade mobilizations and prescribe remedial exercise programs, all uniquely tailored to you and your specific needs.
Suggest home care instructions and provide you with information about improving your posture through rehabilitative exercises.
At Edgar Family Chiropractic in Burlington, we encourage incorporating massage therapy into our patient’s treatment plans in order to speed up their progress. With the vast amount of techniques used by registered massage therapists to treat so many common ailments, it only makes sense that they are part of every patient’s treatment plan.
Registered massage therapy has been used for centuries to improve health as well as reduce stress and relieve overall muscle tension. There are many different specialized forms of massage therapy such as massage therapy for athletes, trigger point therapy and prenatal massage. In particular, prenatal massage can be of great benefit for many reasons!
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Studies have shown that prenatal massage can help to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression as well and relieve muscle aches and joint pains. Additionally, Massage therapy has been shown to improve labor outcomes and newborn health!
Swedish massage is a type of massage which aims primarily to relax muscle tension and to improve circulation of both blood and lymph. This type of massage is commonly recommended during pregnancy because it addresses many of the most common discomforts which are associated with both skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
Additionally, edema or the swelling of the joints during pregnancy can also be a huge issue for some women during pregnancy. Massage can be very helpful in stimulating the soft tissue to reduce the collection of fluids in these often swollen joints. Another common prenatal complaint is sciatic nerve pain. Often times late in pregnancy, the pressure of the uterus causes tension in the muscles of the upper and lower leg. This causes them to swell and potentially put pressure on nerves that pass through. A massage therapist can work to release the tension in the muscles, thereby reducing the pressure on the nerves. Massage therapy has also been seen to reduce back pain, joint pain, muscle tension and headaches, anxiety and improve sleep. With all of these benefits, what do you have to lose?
At EDGAR Family Chiropractic in Burlington, Crystal Alford is a registered massage therapist, she has many years of experience and specializes in areas of sports injury, motor vehicle accident, acute and chronic neck, and back pain, pregnancy care and work-related injuries.
Our chiropractic clinic is located in the heart of Downtown Burlington, and we have a team of very experienced and knowledgeable professionals who are very committed to providing the highest quality of care.