At Brain-Body Connection, in Denton, Texas, our certified massage therapist, Kim Pearson, LMT, offers massage therapy to help relieve muscle tension and spasms, and promote overall health. Massage therapy at Brain-Body Connection provides an effective complement to chiropractic care to patients throughout the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area.
A good massage is certainly relaxing, but massage is actually an ancient technique and a cornerstone of therapy in traditional medical disciplines. Our experienced massage therapist, Kim Pearson, LMT, provides a therapeutic massage, which effects change on a muscular level. We recommend patients to have a 30-minute massage with Kim before seeing the chiropractor, Dr. Twila. The massage benefits will last longer if they are done within the same day as chiropractic adjustments.
Not surprisingly, massage can relieve muscle tension. In addition, massage therapy promotes muscle flexibility because it relaxes the muscles, and can improve both the patient's posture and range of motion. Massage therapy relieves stress, and can also lower the blood pressure. Scientific research into massage therapy has found that it is effective in improving circulation and can even strengthen the immune system. Massage has also been found to be effective in treating certain conditions like headaches.
Massage therapists use many of the same techniques, such as stroking, tapping or rubbing muscles, and soft tissue. However, those are just a few of more than 200 different techniques used in massage therapy. Massage includes several dozen distinct styles as well. For relaxation massage therapy, the practitioner uses gentle, flowing strokes - while deep tissue massage involves very firm pressure. The goal of deep tissue massage is to realign muscles and loosen the fascia, a tight sheath that covers the muscle. Swedish massage is a very vigorous style, focused on improving circulation.
The skin contains receptor cells that record even the lightest touch, and humans need touch to survive and thrive. Massage stimulates the receptor cells, which send chemical messages to the brain. In response, the brain releases the “feel good” chemicals known as endorphins, which are also released after intensive exercise. The lymphatic system, which helps drain excess fluid and toxins from the body, is also stimulated by massage therapy.
Brain Body Connection Chiropractic believes in the value of chiropractic care for you and your family. Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please call us if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged through CareCredit. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our office directly and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer all your questions.
"Takes her time with her patients to do muscle work so that your adjustment stays in place. "
"The quality and personable attitude put forward by Dr. Twila Henderson and her staff is not only comforting, but effective."
"I love her! She is wonderful, kind and really cares that you get to a better place physically. She will take extra time to ensure you 'feel' a difference."
"I had a foot injury that Dr. Twila fixed in time for my 5K , and with her help I ran my fastest time. I recommend her to everyone who mentions pain!"
"When I first came to see Dr. Twila, I could hardly walk. She has helped me immensely! With her hard work, I've kept my back from falling back into a state of disrepair."
" Today I was in pain. I work all day walking outside on cement, and it was going to be a bad day. Dr. Twila worked on my back on her day off and I am now pain free."