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Massage therapy can be one of the most important steps in your chiropractic care program. Together, chiropractic and massage can facilitate the natural healing process by keeping the body in proper alignment and ensuring a free flow of nerve impulses and circulation of fluids.
The therapeutic effects of massage are recognized by personal and clinical experience, and supported by scientific research. They include:
• General relaxation
• Improved circulation
• Muscle relaxation
• Reduction of anxiety
• Improvement in cellular nutrition
• Relief from negative effects of stress
Many of today's health problems are caused by chronic stress and conditions of modern living and working. Prolonged mental and physical stress may lead to tension headaches, backaches, ulcers, colitis, blood sugar irregularities, high blood pressure and heart disease. Too much stress has also proven to impair the immune system leaving us vulnerable to many diseases and inhibiting our recovery.
Driving or riding in daily commutes, and sitting for long periods of time at work stations can tax the body. The repetitive movements required in certain occupations, such as office work (ex., computer data entry, filing or sorting), physical labor (ex., carpentry or gardening), playing musical instruments (ex., violin or guitar) and sports (ex., golf or tennis), all lead to chronic muscle tension, dysfunction and pain. Muscles shorten with chronic tension, which leads to the loss of flexibility in joints, misalignment and poor posture. Therapeutic Massage Can Help!