When used in combination, chiropractic and massage therapy form a powerful healing approach that address your health needs on many levels. This combination can help to speed up the healing process. For those reasons, our office provides the services of Claire Balint, LMT, available to attend to your soft-tissue needs. If you have any questions about massage therapy, please feel free to speak with Dr. Kim when you are in for your adjustments.
Massage is defined as the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while improving circulation. The many variations of massage account for several different techniques. Claire is wonderful to work with and really knows her stuff! Upon coming to our office, you may hear her wonderful laugh that resonates throughout the building. She is a very talented therapist and you will be in “great hands” with her. She is truly a very caring person.
The Benefits of Massage
What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:
- Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
- Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
- Ease medication dependence.
- Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow.
- Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
- Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts.
- Helps to lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones in those with high blood pressure.
- Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin.
- Increase joint flexibility.
- Lessen depression and anxiety.
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping.
- Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
- Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
- Reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
- Reduce spasms and cramping.
- Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
- Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
- Relieve migraine pain.
Reduce and Relieve Stress
It is estimated that as much as 90% of disease is stress related and perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress.
This translates into:
- Decreased anxiety.
- Enhanced sleep quality.
- Greater energy.
- Improved concentration.
- Increased circulation.
- Reduced fatigue.
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Getting a massage can do you a world of good and getting massage frequently can do even more. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary part of your health and wellness plan. We will be happy to work with you to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.