Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Specialist
Even with today’s technological advancements, you shouldn’t underestimate the effectiveness of natural treatments like massage therapy to heal your ailments. This type of therapy alleviates pain and other symptoms that arise from various physical conditions. As chiropractic experts, Drs. Shannon Darrow and Steven Watson offer massage therapy services that help your body’s healing process. Schedule a massage therapy appointment at one of three Watson Chiropractic locations: Kent, Tacoma, or SeaTac, Washington.

Massage Therapy Q & A

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is often used for health purposes, as it’s shown to alleviate pain and improve quality of life. It’s an effective method for improving musculoskeletal efficiency and your overall health.

Massage therapy encompasses several techniques that are administered depending on your physical condition. It targets various muscles and other soft tissue to ease any aches and stimulate healing.

What are the benefits of massage therapy?

Massage therapy works to alleviate physical pain and other symptoms associated with various conditions. Continuous sessions are shown to yield long-term benefits. Some physiological benefits include:

  • Removal of toxin buildup in your muscles
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased flexibility in your muscles and connective tissues
  • Muscle relaxation

Chiropractors like Drs. Darrow and Watson may employ massage therapy for specific ailments, including:

Pain

Massage therapy is often successful in alleviating pain in the back, neck, or knee.

Fibromyalgia

Often used to reduce symptoms of pain and fatigue temporarily, massage therapy can relieve many fibromyalgia symptoms.

Cancer

Research studies on the benefits of massage therapy for cancer patients suggest at least short-term pain relief in addition to elevated moods and relaxation.

Other conditions massage therapy can nurture include:

  • Headaches
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Surgery recovery
  • Mental health
  • Eating and sleep disorders

Are there risks associated with massage therapy?

If performed by a trained practitioner, massage therapy is shown to have few risks. However, the procedure can potentially aggravate certain health conditions, such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Tumors

If you’re unsure about whether massage therapy is appropriate for you, you can discuss your particular condition with Drs. Darrow or Watson.

Can massage therapy be used for preventive health?

A monthly manual massage can promote preventive health, protecting the mind and body from disease. Massage therapy is part of a comprehensive approach to your chiropractic care and overall well-being.

By following a massage regimen, you may notice a reduction in pain, stress, and injury as your body becomes more capable of fighting illnesses.

Our Locations

Choose your preferred location