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!
Dr. Valerie Fantino
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