Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy Sessions
Massage therapy is a chiropractic treatment approach that involves hands-on techniques to relieve tension, improve circulation, and relieve stress, as well as several other benefits. The term “massage therapy” basically means a variety of different techniques in which your chiropractor presses, rubs, and manipulates the muscles and soft tissue of your body. There are different types of massages, each offering various benefits. For instance, a sports massage focuses on trigger points in the deep tissues to relieve pressure and stress on the muscles. Here are just a few of the benefits that come with visiting your chiropractor Dr. Eric Fromm or Dr. Scott Habers in Cartersville, GA.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Regular massage therapy sessions with a chiropractor have been shown to safely reduce blood pressure levels. Some studies have shown that participating in routine massage sessions can help to lower both the systolic and the diastolic blood pressure, as well as reduce cortisol levels in the body. In addition, regular massage sessions may also reduce many of the trigger sources for tension, depression, and anxiety, which ultimately helps to lower blood pressure levels and may help to reduce the risk of heart attack, kidney problems, and stroke.
Having massages on a regular basis can improve circulation, which in turn helps to relieve tense, damaged, and stiff muscles. The hands-on pressure used with massage therapy helps to circulate blood through the areas of your body that are congested and damaged, which in turn causes new blood to flow into the tissues. The pulling, squeezing, and twisting actions that occur during massage also help to improve the circulation of lymph fluids that carry the metabolic waste products from your muscles and internal organs, which helps to improve overall body function.
Regular massage therapy sessions provide your body with several benefits. Research has shown that people who experience high stress levels are more vulnerable to injuries and illness. Unfortunately, when this stress is combined with poor nutrition and sleep issues, it can have a significant effect on your immune system. Your immune system naturally protects against infections, bacteria, and viruses, so when your immune system is compromised, you are more susceptible to a wide range of diseases and illnesses. A regular massage can help keep your immune system strong and resilient to many of these illnesses.
To schedule your massage therapy, contact Dr. Eric Fromm and Dr. Scott Habers at A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville, GA.