Massage therapy is one of the oldest techniques for managing pain and enhancing wellness in the history of human civilization. Massage has been practiced in virtually every culture around the globe. The reason is simple: It works! Massage therapy has been shown to improve circulation, and the improved blood flow throughout the body can reduce pain and fatigue.
Studies have found that massage can be helpful for a variety of conditions, including:
- Lower back pain
- Neck pain
- Joint pain
Massage is a great way to reduce swelling and inflammation, which is why it is of great benefit to people who are recovering from injuries and surgery. Furthermore, massage therapy has been shown to be beneficial to people dealing with chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, mental health conditions such as anxiety and depression, and the relaxing effect of massage has been shown to help people relax and get better sleep.
Align Wellness Center takes a holistic approach to patient care, which is why massage therapy is often incorporated into our patients’ treatment plans. Our licensed massage therapists work in concert with Dr. Gerstin and our chiropractic assistants to aid in the recovery and ongoing wellbeing of our patients. Contact us to learn more.