Why It’s Important to Get Massages
For far too long, massages have been viewed as a luxury that not many can indulge in. However, massage therapy isn’t just for relaxation, there are plenty of benefits for your whole body. Here at Yoder Chiropractic, our massage therapists work as a team with our trained chiropractors to develop a unique approach for your body. Every person is unique and has their own unique needs. We understand that, and we work to provide relief to you by assessing your individual needs and problem areas. Here are some of the benefits you can expect when you participate in regular massage therapy at Yoder Chiropractic.
Eight Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
The following are some of the benefits that our clients here at Yoder Chiropractic experience after massage therapy.
1. Relieves Postural Stress
Most people, no matter what you do for work, deal with some form of postural stress. Whether you spend long periods sitting at a desk or time on your feet, you likely have stress that manifests in your shoulder and neck. Some more advanced forms of postural stress result in pain or weakness in the lower back and gluteal muscles. However, massage therapy can help counteract any postural stress caused by sitting for long periods of time, such as at a desk job or while working from home.
2. Relieves Muscle Pain
One of the most obvious benefits of massage therapy is the relief of muscle pain. Massage therapy increases and improves blood circulation. In fact, studies show that massage therapy can be just as effective as other treatment methods for chronic back pain. If you’re constantly sore, massage therapy can help relieve a lot of that pain and reduce the need for painkillers.
3. Relieves Anxiety and Depression
While some people may not be comfortable in massage therapy, many studies show that people who receive massage therapy tend to be less depressed and anxious. Safe, friendly, and professional human touch is therapeutic as well as relaxing. A 2005 study published by the International Journal of Neuroscience reported that women diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy three times a week were less depressed and less angry following their diagnosis and during treatment.
4. Improves Sleep Quality
The benefits of massage therapy help encourage high-quality sleep. For people who can’t sleep comfortably, massage therapy can provide much-needed relief and relaxation. Additionally, massage therapy stimulates the production of serotonin which helps you fall asleep naturally. Unlike other sleep aids, massage doesn’t have any short or long-term side effects.
5. Improves Flexibility
Massage therapy helps stimulate your body’s production of natural lubricants. This process helps keep your flexibility in a healthy range. When you receive massage therapy, your muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints benefit from a lower risk of energy and more fluids in your joints. Massage therapy can also help improve your range of motion.
6. Relieves Headaches
Regular massage therapy helps reduce stress and allows the body to relax. Massage reduces the chance of migraine attacks and tension headaches by relaxing muscle spasms and other trigger points. Massage therapy can also help ease the pressure brought on during a migraine or tension headache. If you tend to experience a lot of headaches, massage therapy that focuses on the neck, shoulders, and head can help decrease your pain and discomfort.
7. Improves Blood Circulation
Massage therapy can help improve your blood circulation if you regularly receive massages. Long-term benefits of massage therapy include enhanced blood flow, lower body pressure, and improved bodily functions.
8. Relieves Arthritis Pain
Another benefit of regular massage therapy is the reduction of arthritis pain. An experienced massage therapist can apply light pressure to your joints which can help ease arthritis pain. The improvement of blood circulation can encourage more blood flow to your joints which can increase your mobility, flexibility, and daily comfort.
How Can Yoder Chiropractic Help You?
Our compassionate staff at Yoder Chiropractic Center, are Washington State licensed massage therapists, trained and experienced in the anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics of the human body. They have the knowledge needed to get you back to a position of health and comfort within your own body. They will work with you to pinpoint the source of your discomfort and discover how to eliminate it for good.
We have years of experience in Chiropractic Care and massage, so we understand first and foremost that everyone is different and unique. Unlike other therapists who do not work closely with a chiropractor and may be unaware of a client’s individual needs, we work in conjunction to provide you with a customized and tailored plan for pain relief that works with your chiropractic care.
Our top priority is your health, and we believe that comfort and relaxation are a considerable part of that. We have two outstanding massage therapists who graduated from a top massage school with honors. They have years of experience and are incredibly skilled. Our massage therapists, along with the rest of the Yoder team, are dedicated to providing you with a pleasant experience and lasting pain relief.