Massage Therapy FAQ

Dewald Chiropractic is happy to offer massage therapy in Palmdale, but we receive many questions related to the types of massages we offer and their benefits. Here, our staff answers some of the more common queries.


What is a Swedish massage?

A Swedish massage uses light pressure across the skin and muscles to reduce stress, tension, and general body aches and pains. This massage benefits individuals seeking relaxation and stress reduction. Our chiropractic clinic offers Swedish massage therapy in Palmdale to enhance the effectiveness of our chiropractic adjustments.

What is a deep tissue massage?

A deep tissue massage utilizes firm pressure and medium to long hand strokes. It is meant to work out the knots and sore spots in the deepest tissues of the muscles, while providing stress relief and lowering blood pressure.

What is a sports massage?

Sports massages are designed to help athletes recover from vigorous activities and exercises, including running, playing baseball or softball, and lifting weights. Sports massage is designed to target the deep tissues of the muscles and the tendons in order to reduce muscle recovery time, improve circulation and reduce soreness. Our chiropractic clinic offers sports massage therapy in Palmdale as well as chiropractic care.

What is Myofascial Release?

Myofascial Release is a massage and stretching therapy that is designed to loosen the fascia, which is a series of connective tissues that span the entire body. When these tissues become tight, it can cause widespread pain across the entire body.

Can I get massage therapy in Palmdale if I have an injury?

Yes. It is possible to get massage therapy in Palmdale if you have an injury. Massage therapy can be used to help injuries heal and reduce pain. Some injuries that are benefitted by massage include, muscle and tendon strains, back pain, pulled muscles, arthritis, fibromyalgia, joint pain and whiplash. It can also be used to break up healed scar tissue. Massage therapy cannot be utilized to heal open wounds, surgical scars or cuts as the pressing and kneading of the muscles and skin may break open the wound.

Can getting a chiropractic massage in Palmdale help me heal after an injury?

Yes. Getting a chiropractic massage in Palmdale can help injuries heal faster by improving circulation, breaking up scar tissue and improving the elasticity of the skin. It also lowers blood pressure and promotes relaxation, which reduces stress.

Why should I get a chiropractic massage in Palmdale?

By getting a chiropractic massage in Palmdale, you are ensuring that the massage is targeting the correct areas of your body. Here at Dewald Chiropractic, our chiropractor works with our massage therapists to ensure that the massage is aiding the chiropractic treatments, and studies have shown that adding massage to a chiropractic treatment schedule increases the effectiveness of the adjustments by up to 30 percent.

For more information on chiropractic massage in Palmdale or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor or massage therapist, call our office at (661) 266-3500


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