What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a type of physical therapy performed by a trained professional to help your muscles relax, repair, and rejuvenate. Massage therapy involves intensive and deep massage of your muscles, tendons, and your skin with different, specific methods and levels of pressure. Through these different techniques, your body is helped in a number of its natural processes. Massage therapy is a great complementary therapy to a variety of different treatments available at Meek Integrative Health Center, or as a standalone alternative treatment for a number of issues.
Combining Massage Therapy and Chiropractic Treatment
The musculoskeletal structures are deeply entwined, weaving your body together and serving as your internal framework. Your muscles, tendons, and bones all work together to help you move and function. Combining therapies that help both your bones and your muscles combines the benefits of both. Chiropractic and massage therapy go hand-in-hand.
Massage helps your muscles to relax. The more relaxed and loose your muscles are, the more effective chiropractic treatment can potentially be. Your body will be more receptive to the manipulation involved in a chiropractic session and will take less time to realign once the session is finished. Enhancing the effects of chiropractic with massage therapy ensures lasting benefits for both your body and mind.
Massage Therapy and Aging
Aging is an inevitable fact of life, and aging can take a toll on your body. Both physical and mental function often declines as we get older, and it can be difficult to cope with the side effects. Massage therapy is a gentle and effective way to help alleviate much of the physical and psychological stress that can come with aging. By reducing stress levels in both body and mind, massage therapy can help to improve the overall quality of life for older patients. This means greater mobility and improved mood.
Massage Therapy During Pregnancy
Massage therapy can also be helpful for expecting mothers. Pregnancy can come with a lot of physical issues, especially if you’re already someone living with chronic pain. Lower back pain is extremely common during pregnancy, along with a laundry list of other aches and pains — not to mention being a hormonal and emotional roller-coaster. Massage therapy has the potential to ease a lot of these problems. Moms-to-be have also reported it helping with:
- Joint point
- Circulation issues
- Muscle pain and headaches
- Stress and anxiety
- Sleep quality
Pregnancy is a very individual experience, so you can find out more about what we can offer with prenatal massage therapy in more depth, or contact the Meek Integrative Health Center team today.
Contact Meek Integrative Health Center About Massage Therapy Options
Even if you just choose massage therapy, you’re likely to see results. Massage therapy is effective in reducing stress and muscle tension, helping you to cope with issues like chronic pain by helping you relax on a deeper level both physically and mentally. Contact us today to talk about your massage therapy options, or take a look at the variety of other therapeutic services available at Meek Integrative Health Center.