Foam rolling began with only top tier athletes looking to get an edge on the competition but has quickly grown to the consumer market. Since then it has become a daily routine for people who want to live free of muscle soreness and tightness.
We all tell ourselves that we are going to start stretching every morning to start the day, but then we never do. Then we slump over in our chairs all day at work, our backs hurt at night, and other problems. These symptoms are caused by our bad posture and we can help our posture by doing these daily stretches.
I believe there are some preconceived notions about chiropractic care that prevent people from receiving the benefits of it, that will improve their quality of life if they are living with pain. We don’t want these things to stop you from coming and getting relief for your pain, so we are going to do our best to dispel some of the myths surrounding chiropractic care.
The Surprising Ways Massage Heals
There are many people that believe massage is an indulgence, but it can really be a powerful tool for health and wellness (aka, WellnessPlus!). There are practical benefits to massage and it goes further than just a relaxing treatment. Massage therapy can reduce stress and physiological tension built up in one’s body. Anxiety and stress have been known to connect to memory loss, depression, stomach ulcers, muscle knots, and other unhealthy factors. When you get a massage, you have an opportunity to release your mind, relax, and let go for an hour or so.
Despite the reputation as ‘self-indulgent’, massage and massage therapy is becoming a more popular treatment for a variety of pains. Massage therapy interrupts those stress inducing factors and your massage therapist helps your body heal. Massaging hurt muscles increases elasticity and speeds up the healing process when it comes to any major muscle related injury! It’s a great way to get treatment aside from ‘popping a pill’ or depending on a prescription.
Did you know that Americans currently set up more than 114 million appointments to massage therapists a year, and therapists are the second most alternative treatment to pain behind chiropractors? Fortunately, our team at WellnessPlus offers both chiropractic care and massage therapy!
Let WellnessPlus Chiropractic & Massage customize your foot inserts to promote posture and enhance your chiropractic adjustments!
Our feet are important. They have 33 different joints and more than 100 muscles to support our walk through life. Good health starts at our feet. We want correct posture to prevent aches and pains that plague us when we do not support our arches.
There is much confusion as to what a chiropractic adjustment is and how it feels. An adjustment is what a chiropractor does to restore movement and alignment within the spinal column. In order to do this, pressure is placed on certain points of the vertebrae. With gentle chiropractic, the pressure necessary to facilitate a change does not need to be jerky or rough. With the use of special chiropractic tables, adjusting instruments and proper positioning, the adjustment is made easily and does not hurt.
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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