Don’t you just love when someone massages your back or feet at the end of a hard day at work? Humans naturally react to pain with massage. Because massage feels great!

Therapeutic massage goes deeper. In fact, it is an essential component of your treatment plan.

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massage_buttonMassage therapy for those in a wheelchair can greatly benefit not only their physical health, but mental health as well. Spending time in a wheelchair causes muscles to become tight and weakened due to lack of use. It can also cause other muscles to become overworked, sore and achy. Massage therapy is a great tool to eliminate trigger points and decrease muscular pain and tightness in both, overused and underused muscles. Massage helps to decrease chronic pain by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. It has also been shown to help decrease stress levels in wheelchair bound patients by relaxing the body and providing a nurturing and welcoming environment. Contact Strelcheck Chiropractic today for wheelchair massage in Crystal Lake.

Wheelchair bound patients also experience poor circulation due to a sedentary lifestyle. Decreased circulation and prolonged positioning in the wheelchair can also cause pressure sores. The therapeutic touch from a licensed massage therapist stimulates tissues to increase blood flow to the muscle and eliminate toxins. Enhanced blood flow can improve healing time after a surgery or injury and help to alleviate pressure sores.

Massage therapy can also work to improve range of motion in the joints. Stretching and body mobilization techniques can be used to elongate muscles, which have tightened from lack of use. Also, having a massage therapist take inactive joints through their ranges of motion can help to keep the joints supple and pain-free.  Massage therapy can be a great modality for those in a wheelchair to improve circulation and mobility, and decrease pain and stress.  Are you located in the Crystal Lake area and experiencing joint or muscle discomfort from your wheelchair?  Let our team here at Strelcheck Chiropractic heal you of these daunting pains.

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