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What Is The Difference Between A Massage Therapist And A Chiropractor
Different Focus: A massage therapist generally works with the muscles and tissues using various techniques treat various problems. Chiropractors work with the joints in the skeleton, making adjustments to treat problems. They may use some soft tissue techniques in their treatment, similar to massage. Both require training and should be licensed by the state. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Vertiver is an essential oil that alone or in combination with other oils could be used to help reduce stress- physical and mental.It is known as the "oil of tranquility". It could be used by inhalation, baths, massages. That is a gentle tool for controlling anger in combination with others- breathing exercises, brisk walking, cognitive behavioral therapy, past life therapy, ... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See an MD: You should not see either of these providers until your issue such as pain or injury, has been evaluated by your family doctor and perhaps an orthopod. Use their recommendation for the next step which is likely to be a physical therapist. Massage therapist provide a gentle comfortable massage. Chiropractors provide a strenuous, sometimes dangerous massage and no cures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies greatly: This depends on what you are trying to treat and who your practitioner is. For instance craniosacral therapy is done by some some massage therapists and chiropractors - good for various musculoskeletal problems. Generally, chiropractors work on joints(ribs, spine...). Massage therapists work on the soft tissue (muscles, connective tissue...). Ideally both joints and soft tissue are treated! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Malalignment: Well from each point of view(and they each have a distinct one) a chiropractor can treat spinal malalignments; thus relieving muscular 'knots' by promoting 'normal' spinal nerve function. A massage therapist can relieve the same knots but from the soft tissue perspective by working them out. Now each discipline has its' merits and pitfalls so my advice is "let the buyer beware". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I lifted a tv and hurt my upper left shoulder- went to a chiropractor and he helped with my neck but do I need a massage therapist for my shoulder?
What is the safest muscle cream that is over the counter that I can use once a night for a few months? I see a massage therapist and chiropractor.
Lower back pain spasm do I see a chiropractor? And or massage therapist.When i stand it hurts &walk but have to wear my weightbelt to help me move
What can I do if massage therapist put too much pressure on my poplteal artery and compromised vessel tone? (noticed difference in power cycling)
I've been experiencing some intermittent mild pain with clicking in the right wrist for some time now. I'm 39, female, licensed massage therapist. Recently, swelling w/ a small bumpy, itchy rash has developed on the right wrist (ulnar-side) and pain on in
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