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Posted on 10-24-2017

Ten Surprising Benefits You Should Seek Massage Therapy

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Most people know that a massage can feel good, but not everyone knows that they can be used for a variety of other reasons. Massage is a great complement to chiropractic care, and we are proud to offer it alongside the benefits of treatment from our chiropractor. These are 10 surprising benefits of massage therapy.

1. Stress relief

Massage therapy provides natural stress relief for people with anxiety or depressive disorders, as well as those who are dealing with a stressful time in their life.

2. Mitigate cancer treatment effects

Massage has anti-nausea effects as well as providing pain relief and mental benefits for cancer patients. Although cancer patients should always check with their doctor first, many types of massage are safe and beneficial for them.

3. Rehabilitation

After an injury, massage therapy can help with rehabilitation just as much or more than stretching. Massage loosens tight muscles, promotes blood flow to the area, and helps with pain management.

4. Pain management

Athletes looking for pain management for sports injuries have known about massage for a long time, but it works for everyone, not just super active people.

5. Injury prevention

Massage has numerous benefits that lead to injury prevention: stretching tight muscles, providing pain relief so that you move more naturally, etc. It's a great (and very pleasant!) way to reduce sports injuries.

6. Improve balance

Older adults who got regular massage therapy actually improved their balance, among other things. This can help with injury prevention by reducing the risk of falls.

7. Decrease frequency of migraines

People who experience regular migraines may experience a decrease in frequency of these attacks if they get routine massages.

8. Lower blood pressure

The benefits of massage therapy include physical as well as mental stress relief--women with borderline high blood pressure who received regular massage therapy sessions saw a reduction in blood pressure over time. So, if you don't want to take those pills just yet, ask your doctor about giving massage a try.

9. Boost immune function

Massages are widely used to help sports injuries and other physical damages heal faster. However, the same reasons that it works for injuries appear to boost immune function system-wide.

10. Ease gastrointestinal symptoms

Believe it or not, people with constipation actually found relief from their symptoms through massage therapy.

Cahill Back and Neck Care Center Offers Massage Therapy in Inver Grove Heights

Here at Cahill Back and Neck Care Center, we are proud to offer massage therapy for the residents of Inver Grove Heights and surrounding areas. Massage is an ideal complement to chiropractic care, and it is great for everyone from athletes to the elderly. Call us at 651-451-7222 to make an appointment!

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