Massage Therapy FAQs
Chiropractic care combined with massage therapy provides many benefits such as pain relief, relaxation, stress reduction, proper body alignment, improved flexibility, and increased range of motion. The team at Back in Balance Wellness Center in Bangor may suggest massage therapy as part of your natural care solutions. We also understand you may have questions about this service, so we hope to answer those below.
What Types of Massage Therapy Do You Offer?
Massage therapy at Back in Balance Wellness Center includes various massage types such as Swedish, trigger point, myofascial release, deep tissue, hot rocks, prenatal, and sports. During your initial consultation, our massage therapist speaks with you about the benefits of each technique to determine which types of therapy will best meet your needs.
How Does Massage Therapy Help With Chiropractic Care?
Our chiropractor may suggest massage therapy to ease your muscle tension and discomfort. As a result, your adjustments are easier and your body may retain a healthy posture for a longer amount of time. When tight muscles pull on your vertebrae and joints, these may slip out of alignment and cause discomfort. Massage therapy works with chiropractic care to improve your body's natural, healthy alignment.
Who Will Give My Massage?
Our chiropractor will pair you with the massage therapist who has the tools and techniques to meet your needs. For instance, if you are suffering from TMJ, a tight and painful jaw condition, we have a massage therapist who specializes in releasing the jaw's tension. If you are pregnant, we have a massage therapist who is adept in prenatal massage to help you adjust as your body transitions through the phases of pregnancy. We will have a conversation with you to determine what needs are most pressing, share our health advice, and then partner you with the appropriate massage therapist.
Is Massage Painful?
A massage is not designed to increase your pain, but you may experience slight discomfort if you have muscle knots that need to be released. We encourage you to speak with your massage therapist throughout your half-hour to an hour-long session about the intensity of the massage. The therapist will adjust to your sensitivity level and provide a painless healing experience.
What If I Fall Asleep?
Massage therapy is designed to be relaxing. Do not be afraid of falling asleep on the table. The therapist will continue to work out your muscle tension and will wake you if you need to change positions.
Schedule Massage Therapy in Bangor Today
Massage therapy can be part of your ongoing health plan, or perhaps a special opportunity as a gift for a friend or family member. Our massage therapists work with our chiropractor to meet your health needs. Call Back in Balance Wellness Center in Bangor, ME today at 207-947-8077 to schedule your session.