Physical Benefits of Massage
Perhaps the only thing that can make a massage even more relaxing is understanding just what happens to your body and mind during the process. At its core, simply the feeling of another hand rubbing or kneading tight muscles makes you feel good, releasing endorphins that calm the nervous system. The more dexterous those hands get, the more massage can be used to truly reduce stress and ease pain. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we have the training and experience to provide you with a massage that will address your particular needs.
At it’s core, massage involves rubbing and kneading of joints and muscles to release tension and improve pain. Chronic tension in muscles is an underlying cause in many cases where people wake up stiff and sore, before heading to work and repeating the same cycle of poor posture and inactivity that contribute to the tension in the first place. Massage helps the body in the following ways:
- Relaxing the muscles: by relieving tension and stiffness
- Healing faster: by moderating inflammation and improving blood flow.
- Reducing frequency and severity of muscle spasms
- Improves joint flexibility
- Improves range of motion
- Alleviates headache symptoms
- Boosts the immune system
There is no denying that a massage just feels good, and there is a lot to be said for that. You might notice an uptick in energy and mood for a period of days after a professional massage. For ailing and constantly achy bodies; for acute injuries; for or for just improving overall wellness, call our office and see how you can benefit from a massage today.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.