There's no denying the power of massage. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen and provides relief to people from all walks of life – the weekend athlete or competitive athlete, the home gardener, and the overstressed executive. Secretaries, laborers, waitresses, the older population and the bedridden – anyone can benefit from a massage!!
And here’s the beauty of massage…. Its benefits are compounded when massage is utilized as a frequent therapy. The more you get, the more it does. Taking part in this from of regularly-scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you will remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember, just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic.
The Benefits of Massage… Just to list a few:
Are You Stressed Out?
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt,
HELP MANAGE STRESS!! This translate to:
The Stress Response:
Under stress, your body really has just one response; it mobilizes to fight or flee. Your nervous system becomes highly activated and hormones such as adrenaline prepare your body to respond to an emergency. Muscles tense for action, heart rate and blood pressure increase, breathing becomes rapid and shallow, and digestion and other maintenance functions are put on hold.
Untreated stress can result in serious health
Anxiety, Insomnia, Muscle pain, High Blood Pressure, Weakened Immune System, Obesity, Heart Disease, Depression
Massage Therapy & Chiropractic
In combination form a powerful healing approach!!
In many cases, chiropractic care is initially sought out because of pain. However, the practice itself relies not on treating the pain symptom, but rather on treating the underlying issues which are causing the discomfort.
Chiropractors not only understand how seemingly unrelated ailments may impact one another, they also understand how different forms of treatment may complement one another to bring total body healing and comfort. For this reason, chiropractors will often recommend massage as this can increase the effectiveness of the chiropractic care.
Joint problems are almost always accompanied by tension or injury in your soft tissue. Tight inflamed muscles and fascia suffer poor circulation and can develop glue-like adhesions, which prevents muscles from lengthening completely. Painful trigger points can also develop causing pain or tingling to other areas in the body. If you receive chiropractic without addressing related soft tissue problems, you may still experience pain and reduced mobility. In addition, tight muscles and shortened fascia can reverse the good effect of your adjustment.
Because chiropractic and massage help relieve pain and improve mobility, you may sleep better and therefore have more energy resulting in a healthier, happier way of living.