Find out how massage therapy could improve your overall health.
When we think of massages we often think about relaxing and unwinding after a long week and allowing a professional to work out all of life’s little kinks. Besides feeling calm and at peace, there are a variety of other benefits that massage therapy can offer. Find out what your Houma, LA chiropractor Dr. Patrick Haydel can do for you.
What is massage therapy?
This rather broad term refers to manual manipulation of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, ligaments and connective tissue to alleviate pain and discomfort and improve a person’s health and general wellbeing. While some forms of massage therapy such as Swedish massage can be used as a form of relaxation there are some types of therapy such as deep tissue that are used for rehabilitation purposes.
What are the advantages that come with massage therapy?
Massage therapy is a great alternative therapy for treating a variety of conditions including,
- Digestive problems
- Depression and anxiety
- Sports injuries
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue injuries
- TMJ pain
Besides reducing pain, massage therapy can also be beneficial in other ways, as well:
- Promotes relaxation and reduces stress
- Improves posture
- Boosts circulation
- Lowers blood pressure
- Relaxes tense muscles
- Increases range-of-motion
- Alleviates headaches
- Boosts the immune system
Do keep in mind that while massage can improve certain symptoms it shouldn’t be considered a full replacement for medical treatment. Talk to your doctor before you start a massage regime.
Whether you’ve had a massage before or not, it’s never too late to schedule an appointment with us. We know life can be a challenge but it’s great to know that massage therapy offers an outlet to help you relax and improve certain health issues. Call your Houma chiropractor at Haydel Chiropractic today and schedule your next massage session with us.