The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Many think of massage therapy as a luxury spa treatment rather than an integral part of healthcare and body maintenance. The truth is that getting regular massages can help your overall health and wellbeing on a multitude of levels – physical as well as emotional in relation to positive mental health.

Massage therapists are employed not just in spa settings but in medical doctors offices, chiropractic offices and even in hospitals and massage is very often prescribed not only after auto accidents for pain relief and to speed healing but also for a wide array of health conditions.

Massage has been shown to help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Insomnia
  • Myofascial pain
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Arthritis and joint pain
  • Depression

Massage has shown to improve serotonin and dopamine levels producing feelings of happiness, comfort, and connection.

The type of massage that you choose to schedule can vary based on personal preference and desired outcome.

Deep Tissue Massage – Forceful slow strokes that target deep muscle layers and connective tissue. This form of massage helps greatly with muscles that have sustained damage due to injury.

Sports Massage – Geared towards those athletes to help prevent injury and heal old problems.

Swedish Massage – The most gentle form of massage. Long strokes, circular movements, tapping and vibration to help re-energize.

Trigger Point Massage – Focused on tight muscle fibers and adhesions after injury.

Structural Integration – Also known as Rolfing – A form of soft tissue manipulation. There is a specific order in which the body is realigned through gentle yet forceful adjustments and rubbing as well as needing motions. There are a series of 10 sessions needed to complete a full structural integration.

If you would like to schedule a massage with our very own Sky Tirotta, LMT please give the office a call at 239-332-2555.

Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL

Fort Myers Chiropractor, Dr. Jason B. KasterChiropractic care is a safe, alternative treatment when applied appropriately. Chiropractic treatments help in dealing with the symptoms of many conditions. Are you going to wait for your symptoms to be felt, or are you going to prevent it as soon as possible?

Dr. Jason B. Kaster, a chiropractor in Fort Myers and Naples, can help you and your family achieve their optimal health.

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