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How Massage Therapy Can Benefit You
By Haydel Chiropractic
October 23, 2018
Tags: Massage Therapy  

While most people have heard of massage therapy, not many people realize that they can actually benefit from this alternative treatment. No matter whether you are dealing with chronic pain, musculoskeletal injuries, or you just want to give your body some much-deserved relaxation, our Houma, LA, chiropractor Dr. Patrick Haydel is here to help! Read below to learn more about the services Haydel Chiropractic offer and how they can benefit you!

 

How Can Massage Therapy Improve My Health?

When most people picture getting a massage, they imagine the experience to be centered around relaxation. Of course, your massage therapy session will create these expectedly pleasant sensations, but it will also improve certain musculoskeletal symptoms and your general body functions as a whole. Some benefits of getting massage therapy include:

  • Boosting blood flow and circulation, which can provide soft tissue with the nutrients it needs
  • Alleviating stiff, tight, or aching muscles
  • Reducing pain and discomfort
  • Improving range-of-motion and flexibility
  • Releasing compressed nerves (e.g. sciatica)
  • Reducing anxiety and improving mental health
  • Boosting your immune system
  • Lowering blood pressure
  • Improving sleep

 

What Health Problems Can Benefit From Massage Therapy?

While massage therapy won’t always be the best option for all health conditions, many people can actually benefit from getting regular chiropractic treatments. While many equate massage therapy with a way to relax the body and the mind, from the list above you can see there is more to it than that.

Massage therapy can help reduce pain and other symptoms caused by,

  • Muscle injuries
  • Scoliosis
  • Whiplash
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sciatica
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pregnancy-related pain
  • Myofascial pain
  • Bursitis
  • Tired or overworked muscles

 

We know dealing with a chronic condition can affect not just your physical health but also your mental health; fortunately, massage therapy can provide both physical and mental benefits that help reduce symptoms while alleviating stress and anxiety related to your condition. Chronic conditions that respond well to massage therapy include:

  • Certain types of arthritis (e.g. osteoarthritis; rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Asthma

 

Intrigued? Contact Us Today!

If you are interested in getting chiropractic care either to prevent or treat problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to Haydel Chiropractic in Houma, LA, to schedule a consultation with us. Living a pain-free life doesn’t have to be difficult, call (985) 872-1133 and see how chiropractic care can help you!

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