Live Healthier With Massage Therapy

“In victory you deserve a massage, in defeat you need a massage.”

What is Massage:

Massage Therapy is a technique of manipulating the muscles and soft tissue by pressing or rubbing on a person’s skin.

Benefits of Massage:

Massage offers a variety of health benefits and has been proven as an effective treatment for many conditions. It is most often used to reduce stress, pain and tension in your muscles. But some of the results of massage could surprise you as it has been proven to improve flexibility, posture, alertness, boost you immunity and can even help in lessening dependence on medication.

Conditions Massage Can Help Treat:

  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Muscle Spasms and cramping
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Prehypertension
  • Poor circulation
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Risk Related to Massage:

When done properly, massage is a low-risk option of relieving pain. General side affects may include stiffness after a massage but relief does not come at a cost.

Do not get a massage if you have the following conditions:

  • Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication
  • Burns, open or healing wounds
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fractures
  • Severe osteoporosis
  • Severe thrombocytopenia

Rarely, a massage can cause:

  • Internal bleeding
  • Nerve damage
  • Temporary paralysis
  • Allergic reactions to massage oils or lotions

Why Choose Massage at a Chiropractic Clinic?

When choosing a massage therapist, you have a lot of options, but there are several benefits to choosing a therapist who works closely with your chiropractor. Chiropractors work to align your spine and massage therapists relieve your muscles. Massage can help you recover faster while reducing your pain, it can also help you to stay in alignment between chiropractor visits. Plus it is always nice to have two people helping to heal the same part of your body in close communication with each other.

Dr. Galioto only works with Certified Massage Therapists with adequate experience and training. At Galioto Chiropractic Clinic you are not just getting a massage, it is a part of a total wellness plan design to help you heal and live healthy.

Insurance Perks:

Another perk that comes with visiting a massage therapist at your chiropractic clinic is insurance coverage. When your massage sessions are happening in conjunction with your chiropractic treatment, they may be at no cost to you.

Visit our massage page to learn more about Trudy, our massage therapist. If you want to know more about massage or you are interested in scheduling an appointment, contact us today.

Resources:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/weekend/health/doctors/2013/12/20/benefits-of-massage-therapy/4137819/

http://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits?page=4

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/08/massage-benefits-health_n_1261178.html

http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/03/08/healthmag.massage/