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Massages Are More Than Just a Day at the Spa

By Donna Stark

Do you picture lush bathrobes, glasses of champagne, and expensive spa treatments when your friends talk about getting a massage? Most people do, but that's not always the case. Massages can also be an amazing tool to help reduce the pain and discomfort caused by injuries, poor lifestyle habits, and certain medical conditions. Want to learn more? Keep reading for additional information on the benefits of therapeutic massage.

Pain Relief

If you are struggling with a sore and aching body, getting a massage may be the way to go. Massage helps by easing muscle tension, alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and improving circulation. But that's not all! In addition to feeling better and more relaxed after a massage, you can look forward to increased mobility too. That's because massage also helps restore your range of motion and flexibility. It won't be long before you start feeling like your old self again after you have a couple of therapeutic massages under your belt because they will enhance your body's natural ability to heal itself.

Stress Relief

It's already been established that massages are an incredible way to relax, but can we take that relaxation one step further? Let's talk about the stress in your life and its effect on your overall health and wellness. Did you know that stress is often called the silent killer? It's true, and there's a reason for that. Chronic stress has been linked to depression, illness, poor sleep, and serious health conditions, such as hypertension, heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. It's easy to see why effective stress management is crucial for optimal well-being, and massage is one way to achieve that. Let the aromatherapy, soft music, and gentle touch whisk you away from your daily struggles so you can come out of your massage feeling refreshed, relaxed, and ready to take on the world again.

Types of Massage

Because there are several different types of massage, and since each one targets different issues within the body, you may want to discuss your needs with a therapist before you make an appointment. Here are just a few you should ask about and look into.

  • Swedish massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Trigger point massage

Self-Love in the Best Way Possible

Now that you have tossed aside the thought that massages are only good for spa days and realize they can be used as a powerful tool to improve your overall well-being, go ahead and make yourself an appointment today! You definitely won't be disappointed with the results you achieve!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Beaverton, Ore.

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