Did You Know?
- Massage strengthens the immune system
- Massage aids in correcting postural distortions
- Massage improves circulation
- Massage enhances filtration and elimination of carbon dioxide
- Massage reduces feelings of stress and anxiety
- Massage reduces aches and pains
By definition, massage therapy is the systematic, therapeutic manipulation of the body's soft tissues. Massage therapists typically manipulate the soft tissue using their hand, foot, arm, or elbow. The primary purpose of massage is to physically increase cell metabolism, hasten healing, increase range of motion, and relieve pain. Massage therapy plays a vital role in The Balanced Body Center's combined approach to rehabilitation and living a healthy lifestyle. Massage, combined with chiropractic care and physical therapy, work together to re-establish mobility and proper alignment of your joints. This in turn will aid in pain-free movement and optimal health.
Chiropractic & Massage
Millions of people seek chiropractic care or massage therapy to relieve/prevent pain and limited mobility. These two complementary therapies, especially in combination, form a powerful healing approach to relieve pain and increase the body's mobility and resilience. Over time, these treatments offer a uniquely effective way to support your ongoing vitality and well-being.
A timely visit to your chiropractor can re-establish proper alignment and mobility before secondary soft tissue problems develop. Regular massage can release chronically contracted muscles and fascia, improving the balance among muscle groups and promoting good circulation. This will make your body more resilient in the face of daily stressors, making you less prone to pain or injury. In addition, massage triggers the body's relaxation response, interrupting a cycle of stress and muscle tension that can build up in response to life's challenges. Feeling relaxed and rejuvenated after a massage, you are less likely to be tense or slip into patterns that contribute to joint and soft tissue problems.
Because chiropractic and massage help relieve pain and improve mobility, you may sleep better and feel more energetic as well. You may then find it easier to stretch and exercise. This can help you maintain and improve the flexibility, strength, and balance needed to prevent misalignment, tension, and injury. Massage is a powerful tool for becoming aware of chronic tension or postural problems that affect your body mechanics. With this knowledge, you can even take preventative measures on your own before pain develops.
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Also, if you'd like to schedule a massage appointment, call our office at (704) 849-9393. All first time massage patients receive a $20 discount!