In spinal manipulation therapy, the practitioner uses their hands to apply a controlled, sudden force to a specific joint. Patients often hear popping noises, like when you crack your knuckles. The common goal of the chiropractic technique is to restore or to enhance joint function, with the general goals of resolving joint inflammation and reducing pain. Chiropractic adjustments help to optimise the flow of nerve messages between the brain and the body allowing for maximum health and well being.
Soft Tissue Massage
Soft tissue massage involves direct physical action on the muscle and other soft tissues of your body. Soft tissue techniques such as massage targets your muscles, tendons, ligaments, or other connective tissue. Soft tissue massage helps to relax muscles, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, improves the healing time of strained ligaments and muscular tissue, reduces the inflammation of joints and heart rate, improves range of motion and joint flexibility, and reduces muscle spasm.
Myofascial Release And Strengthening
Myofascial release and muscle strengthening has many benefits, including but not limited to Increasing blood flow, Improving muscular range of motion, Reducing muscle soreness, Maintaining normal functional muscular length and Encouraging movement of your lymph – a major component of your immune system that helps to fight infection in the body.
Myofascial release helps to heal damaged tissue and reduce pain, and the subsequent strengthening of these tissues helps to stop the problem/pain returning.