Massage is a popular and effective form of therapy for chronic conditions such as back pain, anxiety, depression, and headaches.
The human body responds to massage in two ways:
- A mechanical response, which occurs as soft tissue is pulled, lifted, rubbed, and compressed. The body responds with increased blood circulation, reduced swelling, and reduced formation of scar tissue.
- Reflexive response, which occurs as the nerves are stimulated. The body responds with general relaxation and reduced blood pressure.
Here are just a few of the benefits of massage therapy:
- Cardiovascular system – improves blood circulation, lowers blood pressure, promotes rapid removal of toxins and replenishes nutrients
- Immune system – promotes lymph circulation, reduces swelling, strengthens immune function
- Skin – improves skin condition, texture, tone, and appearance
- Nervous system – reduces stress and anxiety, reduced depression, reduced pain
- Muscles – relieves muscular tension, reduces soreness and fatigue, reduces trigger point formation, increases range of motion, improves balance and posture, improves motor skills, increases flexibility, tones weak muscles, improves muscular nutrition
- Respiratory – reduces respiration rate, strengthens respiratory muscles, decreases asthma attacks
- Digestive System – relieves constipation, stimulates digestion
Danette is the massage therapists that works out of our office.*
* The massage therapists are separate and independent of The Chiropractic Healing Arts Center.