The Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy has been found to enhance general health and well-being. In addition to the commonly known benefits of relaxation, improved circulation, and relief of muscle tension. New applications for massage are sufacing in ares of mental and emotional well-being, aging and other special situations. Massage theerapy can also be an important adjunct to a fitntness or sports programs assisting achievment of performance goals with miminal injury or pain. Therapeutic massage can balance the effects of stress and may help avoid stress related diease and dysfunction.
Chiropractic and Massage
Therapeutic Massage is one of the best compliments to chiropractic care. Because muscles are attached to bones and joints it is very important for them to be relaxed and stretched to aid in adjustments to the skeletal system. Proper alignment helps to ensure the free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of blood and lymph.
Massage extends the benefits of a chiropractic adjustment. Nearly every patient should receive a massage either pre- or post-chiropractic adjustment to decrease muscle tension, an increase in flexibility, and extend benefits from their adjustment.
Chiropractic adjustment extends the benefits of a massage. When a patient receives a massage without an adjustment, they often incur repeat visits with similar complaints due to only temporarily relief of symptoms.
Massage: A variety of techniques use to manipulate the soft tissue of the body (as by rubbing, kneading, or tapping) with the hand or an instrument for therapeutic purposes. Normally intended to reduce stress while improving circulation. There are many types of massage which requires several different techniques.
Bodywork: Various styles of touch therapies that involves manipulation, movement, and/or repatterning to affect structural changes to the body. Usually requires some involment from the recipient.
Somatic: Meaning “of the body.” Many times this term is used to denote a body/mind or whole-body approach as determined from a physiology-only or environmental perspective.