Healthy Living Chiropractic has a wide variety of massage therapy modalities to offer, provided by our wonderful therapists, Mary Ritenour and Jad Ramsay. Their schedules fill quickly, so please call to make an appointment in advance. If you have any questions or are unsure which type of massage would be most beneficial to you, please let us know and we will help you with that decision.
The Benefits of Massage: Is This Right For Me?
Massage Therapy provides relief to people of all ages and activity levels, and is the perfect compliment to chiropractic care. Whether you are a weekend or competitive athlete, a home gardener or an overstressed, overworked executive – you will see your quality of life improve when you incorporate massage into your health care routine. Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension, which experts believe accounts for 80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven to be beneficial in providing relief from fatigue, sleep disorders, muscular pain and stiffness, low back pain, immunity suppression, headaches, scar tissue formation, high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, and depression, to name just a few.
Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
Stimulating the lymph system, the body’s natural defense, against toxic invaders.
Relaxing and softening injured and overused muscles.
Reducing spasms and cramping.
Increasing joint flexibility.
Reducing recovery time for strenuous workouts and eliminating subsequent pains of the athlete at any level.
Releasing endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
Reducing post-surgery adhesions and swelling, and reducing scar tissue after healing has occurred.
Improving range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with areas of chronic pain.
Relieving pain for migraine sufferers.
Providing exercise and stretching for atrophied muscles and reducing shortening of the muscles for those with restricted range of motion.
Contributing to shorter labor and overall comfort for expectant mothers.