More than 15 million adults in the United States received massage therapy last year to help with back pain and improve their quality of life. Dr. Sarah Merritt has more than 10 years experience treating a variety of ailments as a massage therapist. Call or make an appointment online at Merritt Chiropractic in San Ramon, California, today.
Massage therapy is a type of complementary and integrative medicine. Dr. Merritt manipulates the different parts of your body using varying degrees of pressure and movement. During a massage therapy session, she works on your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and skin to treat a variety of medical conditions, including:
Massage therapy is a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment.
Massage therapy is a treatment that includes pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Massage therapy ranges from light stroking to deep pressure. There are several types of massage, among the most common are:
Other types of massage include:
Dr. Merritt incorporates Active Release TechniqueⓇ (ART) into her massages to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement. She treats any abnormalities she finds through precisely directed tension with very specialized movements she instructs you to perform. There are over 500 specific treatment protocols unique to ART.
Massage therapy enhances your body’s natural restorative functioning and can help diminish muscle pain associated with injuries from overuse and repetitive strain, as well as from chronic lung disease and chronic constipation.
Massage therapy promotes your body’s relaxation response, relieving stress and tension. It also enhances your coping mechanisms and reduces the symptoms of anxiety, depression, and stress disorders.
Call or make a massage therapy appointment online with Dr. Sarah Merritt at Merritt Chiropractic in San Ramon, California, today.