Massage Therapy Specialist

The Chiro Guy

Chiropractor and Cryotherapy located in Beverly Hills, CA serving greater Los Angeles, CA

If you haven’t tried massage therapy as part of routine chiropractic care, now’s the time. This relaxing technique is effective for pain management, stress reduction, and numerous other health and wellness benefits. Call The Chiro Guy, located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, to learn more, or book a massage appointment online with Dr. Ash Khodabakhsh.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

During massage therapy, your provider applies controlled pressure to muscles and joints to relieve stress, ease tension, and accelerate healing. They use various manual manipulation techniques or special devices to break up tight muscle and scar tissue.

What are complications stress can cause?

Muscle tension occurs as a short-term reaction to physical or emotional stress, but chronic stress is more severe and can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Muscle pain or tension
  • Fatigue
  • Upset stomach
  • Sleeping problems
  • Depression, irritability, or anxiety
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • High blood pressure
  • Increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, and obesity
  • Chronic pain

Massage therapy eases symptoms of stress, rejuvenates your body, and lowers your risk of chronic health conditions.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

In addition to helping you feel relaxed, massage therapy offers numerous health and wellness benefits you might not have thought about. Examples include:

  • Less arthritis pain
  • Improvements in muscle soreness
  • A better mood
  • Migraine or whiplash symptom relief
  • Faster healing from sports-related injuries

Massage therapy can relieve neck, back, shoulder, hip, and other types of joint pain. Using massage therapy for healing and pain relief might help you avoid invasive surgeries or addictive pain medication. 

It’s also a good option for pre- and post-surgical care if surgery is required to make a complete recovery.

What are the types of therapeutic massage?

Dr. Ash and his team first review your medical history and symptoms to determine whether you’re a good candidate for massage therapy. If so, they discuss which type of therapeutic massage is the best match for you. 

Staff members make recommendations based on your health condition and preferences. Options include:

  • Deep tissue massage, which reaches deep layers of tissue to release muscle tension
  • Trigger point therapy, which provides pain relief using cycles of pressure and release
  • Sports massage, which is customized for athletes
  • Swedish massage, which uses light to medium pressure

Don’t let stress, anxiety, or chronic pain get the best of you when simple, noninvasive solutions are available at The Chiro Guy. Call Dr. Ash’s office to schedule a massage therapy appointment today or use the online booking tool.