you've ever gotten a massage, you know how great it can feel. Did you
know that massage can be good for you, too? Here at The Spine Clinic
in Salem, we don't think that massage therapy should be reserved for
a special-occasion treat. It's too useful for that! Getting regular
therapeutic massages can make you healthier and happier in a number
of important ways. Here's why you should consider making massage
therapy a regular part of your health and wellness regimen.
The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissues in your body. Many people carry a lot of tension in their muscles without realizing it. Massage helps to release this tension, leaving you feeling relaxed, calm, and free of pain. Plenty of people with anxiety report that massage helps them for this reason.
Massage can also play an important role in keeping your soft tissues healthy. Some types of therapeutic massage are designed to stimulate blood flow to targeted areas, which helps you heal faster if you've been injured. Massage also reduces inflammation in your soft tissues and around your joints, and it helps get rid of excess lactic acid in your muscles, which can cause cramps and pain.
Conditions That Massage Therapy Can Help Treat
Massage therapy has been shown to have promise in treating all of the following health problems:
- Injuries, including sports injuries and auto accident injuries
- Digestive problems
- Headaches and migraines
- Anxiety and depression
Why Combine Therapeutic Massage with Chiropractic Care?
Therapeutic massage focuses on the soft tissues of the body, while chiropractic care focuses on the skeleton and joints. This makes them a great pair, and most chiropractic clinics offer both services. Getting regular chiropractic adjustments in addition to therapeutic massages helps you keep your body in tip-top shape.
Why? For a start, your bones are surrounded by muscle and other soft tissues. After a massage, when your muscles are warmed up and relaxed, it's easier for your chiropractor to feel your joints and manipulate your vertebrae.
Another reason to combine massage with chiropractic care is that both practices relieve inflammation and improve nervous system function. When your spine is aligned, you're less likely to experience pinched nerves and soft tissue inflammation caused by misalignments. Massage therapy complements this aspect of chiropractic care by further improving your range of motion and stimulating the nervous system.
Visit a Salem Chiropractor for Better Whole-Body Wellness
Are you ready to experience the health benefits of therapeutic massage for yourself? If so, call The Spine Clinic today to make your first appointment. You can reach our Salem office at 503-362-5555.