Though many of us think of massage as a luxury when it comes to budgeting, when you look at the actual health benefits it may actually fall into the category of necessity.
Even the Mayo Clinic agrees that massage therapy can help the body heal itself faster and more efficiently than patients who do not receive this type of manual manipulation. According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) when a consumer survey was filled out 78% of those surveyed claim that their primary reason for getting a massage was 50% medically related and 28% stress related leaving only 22% indulging simply for relaxation.
Our bodies hold on to trauma, be it a car accident, a fall or any other type of impact. Massage therapy is the perfect complimentary treatment to Chiropractic adjustments. In fact, massage can actually help your Chiropractor adjust you more easily as well as help the body relax and be able to hold the adjustment. All of this combined adds up to faster healing.
The benefits are numerous – better movement, circulation, decreased pain, lower stress levels. and the list goes on.
Here are just the top 20 reasons people regularly get massages:
- Relief of stress
- Postoperative pain relief
- Help reduce anxiety
- Manage and reduce back pain
- Improve the quality of life
- Carpal tunnel syndrome pain reduction
- Lower blood pressure
- Increased range of motion
- Lessen chronic neck pain
- Great for arthritis pain relief
- Helps to improve movement and there fore balance
- Ease symptoms of depression
- Helps improve cardiovascular health
- Can enhance exercise performance and results
- Fibromyalgia patients find relief in massage
- Reduce muscle tension
- Headache relief
- Improved sleep
- Osteoarthritis relief
- Temper the effects of Alzheimer’s and Dementia
So next time you feel like you need a massage and start second guessing yourself placing it as a non needed luxury, re-read this article and pick up the phone. Your health is important. You are important. We only get one body and it is vital to take care of it proactively not just when something is broken, sick or injured. By treating yourself well you can work to avoid issues down the road.
At the offices of Dr. Jason Kaster we offer massage therapy as well as chiropractic services. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment. 239-332-2555 or visit us on the web www.drkasters.com.
Chiropractor in Ft Myers, FL, and Naples, FL
Chiropractic 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.