Why is Massage Therapy Beneficial?
Massage therapy has an incredibly long list of benefits for your health both physically and mentally. Of course most people would know that therapeutic massage can be relaxing, which is very important for your mental health, but it is also key to your physical health. Massage therapy relieves stress by removing tension that we hold in our muscles which also releases toxins from those muscles that can make them sore or achy. Massage therapy is also great for rehabilitation from an injury including auto accidents or sports injuries as it relieves muscle strain and can help to speed the healing process. massage therapy has also been recommended as natural pain management because it releases endorphins into the body which are the body’s natural pain killers. There are many different types of massage and each of them are designed to help with specific problems. It is important to talk to your healthcare provider to see what they recommend for your specific health and wellness needs.
How Does Massage Therapy Compliment Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care and massage therapy compliment each other very well and for many different reasons. For instance chiropractic treatment removes nerve stress while massage therapy removes muscle stress. These two systems are very closely connected and therefore each respond well when treated conjunctively. Massage therapy can also increase blood flow which can help injuries to heal faster and helps to remove toxins that build up in muscle tissue. Massage therapy also affects alignment integrity by allowing the muscles to hold proper alignment for longer periods of time. When partaking in massage therapy along with chiropractic treatments nerve flow is stimulated which can help with pain management and rehabilitation. Massage therapy can allow muscles to relax so that chiropractic adjustments can actually be more effective. If muscles are too tight they can restrict joint movement and make it much more difficult for an adjustment to be well received in that area. Massage therapy can help those muscles to relax so that the joint is more mobile and can respond better and faster to chiropractic treatments.
For more information on massage therapy and how it can be used in conjunction with chiropractic care please read this article from Globe News Wire or this article from the Atlantic Spine and Health Clinic.