Massage therapy applies the use of manual manipulation to muscle tissues in your body in order to improve relaxation and restore normalization to the muscles in your body. This, in turn, allows for the release of impinged nerves and the release of deeper connective tissues that can often be the cause of ongoing or numbing pain.
Massage therapy has been shown to have many positive benefits including improved posture and circulation, lower blood pressure, pain relief, improved flexibility, relief from headaches, increased immunity, and improved post-operative rehabilitation and recovery, to name a few. Organs can also benefit from massage, as they share neurological pain pathways with muscles, bones, and nerves. When muscles, bones, or nerves are distressed, organs can sometimes reflect distress and dysfunction. Massage therapy can also have a positive effect on your psychological and emotional well-being by decreasing stress, promoting relaxation, improved mood, an increased quality of life and it can even help promote healing from trauma.
Massage therapy decreases the amount of stress in the body by relaxing muscles, flushing out the waste products from the muscles, and increasing the ‘feel-good’ hormones.
During your first session, your massage therapist will spend some time getting to know you and your health concerns. You may be asked a variety of questions about what conditions may be bothering you along with several questions regarding your daily routine. Your massage therapist will do their best to make sure you receive your treatment in a peaceful and comfortable environment.
The doctors at North Shore Chiropractic work closely with our massage therapists to help relieve tension and pain. Massage therapy will increase the effectiveness of the chiropractic care, decrease your recovery time, and decreases symptoms more effectively.