Massage is more than just a way to relax. Massage is becoming more common in Chiropractic offices as doctors have recognized the benefits. You can still get a relaxing massage in our office, but check with our doctors on how massage and chiropractic adjustments can work hand in hand.
Importantly, therapeutic massage is an effective complement to chiropractic care. Together, chiropractic and massage provide you with a more complete and effective system of health care.
- Dilates the blood vessels, improving the circulation and relieving congestion through the body.
- Increases the number of red blood cells, especially in cases of anemia.
- Acts as a mechanical cleanser, stimulating lymph circulation and hastening the elimination of wastes and toxic debris.
- Relaxes muscle spasms and relieves tension.
- Increases blood supply and nutrition to muscles without adding to their load of toxic lactic acid, produced through voluntary muscle contraction.
- Improves muscle tone and helps prevent or delay muscular atrophy resulting from forced inactivity.
- May have a sedative, stimulating, or even exhausting effect on the nervous system, depending on the type and length of treatment.
- By improving general circulation, increases nutrition of the tissues.
- Increases the excretion (via the kidneys) of fluids and waste products.
- Stretches connective tissue, improves its circulation and nutrition and so breaks down, or prevents the formation of adhesions and reduces the danger of fibrosis.
- Improves the circulation and nutrition of joints and hastens the elimination of harmful deposits. It helps lessen inflammation and swelling in joints and so alleviates pain.
- Helps to reduce adema (or swelling) of the extremities.
- Disperses the edema (swelling) following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and facilitates movement.
- The best benefit of all is that MASSAGE MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD !