Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy is becoming more widely accepted in the medical community as a credible treatment for many types of back pain and/or as an adjunct to other medical treatments. Research shows that massage therapy has several potential health benefits for back pain sufferers, including:
Increased blood flow and circulation, which brings needed nutrition to muscles and tissues. This aids in recovery of muscle soreness from physical activity or soft tissue injury (such as muscle strain).
Decreased tension in the muscles. This muscle relaxation can improve flexibility, reduce pain caused by tight muscles and even improve sleep.
Increased endorphin levels--the "feel good" chemicals in the brain. This mood enhancer can ease depression and anxiety, which can help reduce pain and speed recovery--particularly important for those suffering from chronic back or neck problems.
Massage Supports Chiropractic
Chiropractic treatment often proceeds more easily, with less discomfort, when soft tissue has been relaxed with massage.
You may be less anxious and more ready to receive chiropractic adjustment after a relaxing massage.
Adjustments frequently last longer when muscle tension is released that might otherwise pull your joints out of alignment again.
Your Total Well-Being is Our Goal
Both Massage and Chiropractic offer natural, effective, safe and drug-free techniques. They can be used as preventive as well as restorative therapies. Both work to resolve the cause of your pain rather than treat isolated symptoms. Used in combination, they can help you maintain your optimum health and enjoy life to the fullest.