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Massage TherapySan Francisco, CA

Massage therapy is an effective way to relieve chronic pain and loosen tight muscles. This technique works to sooth muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage therapy involves the use of strategic and carefully placed pressure on specific parts of the body to provide relief from various forms of strains and injuries.

Massage therapy is available at SC Sports Therapy in San Francisco and the surrounding area. This therapy is non-invasive with the ability to help possibly reduce stress and anxiety as well as chronic discomfort. Under the direction of Dr. Steven Adams, DC, our team will strive to help patients receive the professional care they need for recovery.

To learn is massage therapy is the treatment you need, give us a call at 415-413-2237 and schedule an appointment today.

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Benefits of massage therapy

Massage therapy is not what people consider a regular massage. This therapy focuses on addressing specific points that are causing the patient pain. By applying precise amounts of manual force to specific areas, we can help reduce discomfort and loosen stiff muscles. To do this, we will need to examine the patient's current condition and review their medical history.

While most patients are familiar with the basic concept of massage therapy, they may not be aware of the multiple benefits, such as:

  • Chronic pain relief
  • Loose muscles
  • Reduced swelling
  • Improved circulation
  • Stress reduction
  • Perhaps one of the main benefits our patients receive is chronic pain relief. We can offer treatment even if the pain is the result of fibromyalgia, arthritis or a condition such as sciatica. We may also recommend therapy to a patient who has tight muscles due to overuse or a lack of movement for an extended period. Treatment also aids in blood circulation and some see a reduction in swelling.

    When to consider massage therapy

    There are different types of massage therapy with a wide range of reasons to consider this treatment. Most patients who struggle with chronic pain, especially in the back, neck or shoulder area, can benefit from massage therapy. Since it is non-invasive, many of our patients choose massage therapy along with other forms of treatment.

    Individuals who struggle with the following complications might see the most benefit from massage therapy:

  • Chronic back pain
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Soft tissue strain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • As a chiropractor, Dr. Steven Adams, DC provides massage therapy to patients for pain relief along with other reasons, such as people who remain physically active. People who are physically active can utilize physical therapy as a way to keep their muscles loose. This therapy can help patients be more productive and reduce the risk of injury.

    Massage therapy also is known to relieve stress and is often an effective secondary treatment option for issues such as anxiety and depression.

    How the process works

    The first step towards massage therapy is to recognize the symptoms that suggest treatment might be beneficial. Most patients who struggle with chronic back, neck or shoulder pain find massage therapy helpful. Treatment also works for many who have an injury to a muscle, ligament or tendon. While the cause of the injury can also lead to varying levels of pain, massage therapy can provide professional chiropractic relief that store-bought medications cannot.

    To begin the treatment process, we will need to review the patient's current condition, medical history and other factors of their pain. As a chiropractor, Dr. Steven Adams, DC and our team can get a more accurate understanding of the internal injury to understand what the treatment needs to include. We will take the time to go over the treatment with the patient before the procedure and answer any questions the patient may have.

    During the procedure itself, we will have the patient lie flat on one of our massage tables. We will then use one or several different techniques to the specific area of the body. This treatment will help to relax the muscles while reducing pain and inflammation. Many patients feel better immediately after treatment, and we can also set up a follow-up visit for another appointment on the same day.

    Call us today

    Do not let your pain continue to control and limit your life. If you are interested in massage therapy and want to learn more about how it can help you recover, then call us at 415-413-2237. Schedule an appointment with us to begin the treatment process.

    The path toward recovery and lasting relief starts with a consultation at SC Sports Therapy. We will help you receive the treatment you need and live life to the fullest. So, call us today.