Massage therapy can be used to help people feel healthier both mentally and physically, improving well-being and quality of life. This is done by applying differing pressures to soft body tissues like muscles, connective tissues, tendons, and ligaments, which promotes relaxation, recovery, and rejuvenation in patients. Massage therapists use this practice to aid patients in many avenues of life.

Using massage therapy to relax the body not only decreases stress and anxiety levels, but also reduces pain in muscles and organs. Relaxing muscle tissues can reduce contractions, spasms, and nerve compression, allowing the body to normalize and pain to subside. In turn, this relaxation can improve organ function, as organs can react negatively to bodily distress and harm. The decrease of pain may also increase mobility and flexibility in both normal people and those that suffer from arthritis, allowing people to have a more active lifestyle.

After being injured, massage therapy can also promote a faster recovery. Massage increases blood flow, causing more oxygen and nutrients to be pumped into organs and tissues. This boost to injured areas causes more flexibility and warmth in muscles, allowing the body to heal faster than it normally would. Along with increasing blood flow, massages can increase lymph flow which boosts the immune system and allows our body to heal from illnesses faster than it previously would have.

There are many other benefits that massages give that help foster a healthier body and mind. These other benefits can range from simple body changes, such as improved posture, to larger health improvements, like relieving headaches, easing breathing difficulties, and lowering blood pressure which can not only decrease the chances for strokes and heart attacks, but can also ease pressure on someone’s heart and arteries. All these health benefits increase the likelihood for a healthier and longer life.

At our Fort Collins chiropractic office, we aim to promote these and other health benefits by providing many different types of massages to all our patients. The massages services that we provide include the following:

  • Injury Massage
  • Medical Massage
  • Pre Sporting Event Massage
  • Post Sporting Event Massage
  • Russian Massage
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Structural Integration
  • Alignment Therapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Swedish Massage Therapy

What massage someone requires will vary depending on that person’s life, health, and well-being. We wish to provide every single patient that arrives in our office with the highest level of professionalism and care so they can live the healthiest life possible. In order to do this, our therapists are encouraged to consult each other in order to give our patients the best results we can achieve.