Once only available at luxury spas and upscale health clubs, massage therapy is now offered virtually everywhere, including at your chiropractor‘s office. If you‘ve never tried massage, you may be surprised that its benefits extend well beyond a few minutes of relaxation during the session.
The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is generally used as an alternative treatment or as a complementary treatment alongside another type of care. It is increasingly being offered along with the standard treatment for a vast range of medical conditions.
Everyone knows that a massage is a good way to relax and unwind, but the benefits go much further.
Recent and on-going studies have shown that massage therapy can ease stress, muscle tension and pain, and it is effective in treating a number of illnesses and conditions, including:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Digestive disorders
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Sports injuries
- Soft tissue injuries and strains
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Massage Therapy Benefits
Massage therapy relieves stress and encourages relaxation. It also improves posture and circulation, relaxes muscles and lowers blood pressure. It improves flexibility and range of motion, strengthens the immune system and enhances post-operative rehabilitation.
For most people, massage therapy is safe, and the risks are minimal when compared with the risks associated with prescription medications and surgical procedures.
Most people can benefit from massage therapy, but it may not be appropriate from those who have bleeding disorders or take blood thinners. You may also need to avoid massage therapy if you have burns, deep vein thrombosis, fractures or severe osteoporosis.
Massage Therapy in Denver
At Denver South Chiropractic, we are proud to offer massage therapy in Denver. We will carefully assess your unique situation and work with you to find an appropriate treatment plan. To learn more about Denver massage therapy, please contact us today by calling 303-757-7272.