Benefits of Therapy

 

Chiropractic

Dysfunction in your musculoskeletal system does not exclude anyone. Therefore, anyone will benefit from the healing capacity of chiropractic care to provide relief from any form of discomfort that one undergoes when they have a misaligned spine, back, or neck. But for individuals who desire to remain active, the occurrence of such dysfunction disables them from performing well and limits their motor capacity. Any form of movement on the distressed area of the body can result in pain or discomfort.

Regardless of the cause of your initial discomfort, among the benefits you can enjoy are:

  • Reduction or elimination of lactic acid
  • Smoother travel of oxygen and nutrients in the body
  • Increased flexibility
  • Faster recovery time and prevention of future injury
  • Reduced muscle spasm
  • Boost in the functions of the immune and nervous system and improved vitality
  • Better digestive function
  • Sharper vision
  • Elimination of any pain or soreness
  • Improved overall health

Massage Therapy

Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. Touching is a natural human reaction to pain and stress, and for conveying compassion and support.

Having a massage does more than just relax your body and mind - there are specific physiological and psychological changes which occur, even more so when massage is utilized as a preventative, frequent therapy and not simply mere luxury. Massage not only feels good, but it can cure what ails you. 

Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays.
  • Ease medication dependence.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping and increase joint flexibility.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles.

Budgeting time and money for bodywork 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. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

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