We live in a fast-paced society riddled by stress. Experts estimate up to 90% of disease is stress related. While we can learn to limit environmental stressors to a point, we also need to learn to manage our daily stress better.
While it might seem indulgent to some, the truth is that massage therapy can be a powerful tool in your healthcare regimen.
The term “massage therapy” encompasses a wide range of techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, reflexology, sports massage and trigger point therapy. Studies have shown a single session of massage therapy can help reduce blood pressure and heart rate, while multiple sessions can help reduce depression and pain.
In addition to relieving stress, there are several scientific studies that show massage to be helpful in relieving a variety of health issues, including:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Circulation Problems
- Digestive Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
- Sports Injuries
Massage elongates and relaxes the muscles, keeps the spine straight and allows chiropractic adjustments to last longer. Massage also helps circulate nutrients throughout the body while also eliminating toxins, thus helping every system of the body to function more effectively.
Patients report many physical benefits to massage including enhanced sleep quality, improved circulation (which helps speed healing and recovery), and greater energy. However, massage also plays a role in keeping our bodies emotionally balanced. These results can often be seen in decreased anxiety, mental clarity and improved concentration.
Massage is an investment in your health. It’s a therapeutic form of self-care that can help manage your health issues and set you on the path to optimal wellness.
To schedule a massage appointment please call Christine Stell at 706-319-5171 or Lee Ann Nelson-Dominy at 706-318-0543