Hot packs, warm moist towels, heating pads, water bottles and infrared lamps are often used to help raise the temperature of soft tissues directly below the surface of the skin. Heat applied to the surface of the skin enlarges blood vessels below the surface, relaxing tissues and can temporarily relieve painful symptoms.
Increasing circulation and relaxing muscles is helpful before or after chiropractic adjustments, exercises or other treatments. Using heat to calm tissues suffering from long term spasm or irritation is an easy way to increase flexibility, range of motion, and promote increased circulation to speed the healing process.
Massage therapy can help conditions such as arthritis, neck and back pain, sprains/strains, headaches and other stress related conditions. Our patients have experienced the many benefits of massage therapy as it provides relief from pain, increases blood supply to the injured areas, decreases swelling, aids in muscular relaxation, decreases muscle adhesions, and promotes healing. We have a licensed massage therapist on staff specializing in different techniques according to your needs.