Massage Therapy From CORE Chiropractic
If you think massage therapy is a luxury reserved only for the wealthy, think again. Massage therapy is a healthy addition to any lifestyle. Massage is a great way to relax, but the benefits of massage therapy go far beyond that.
At Core Chiropractic, your chiropractor in Jacksonville, Julington Creek, Mandarin, and St. John’s Florida, we want to share with the world the many benefits of massage therapy and how it can improve your life and well-being. Keep reading to learn about the 4 health benefits of massage therapy.
Let’s start with the most obvious; stress relief. Stress is a huge contributor to many different types of diseases and disorders. Today, many people seem to think that stress is just a part of life that we must all endure. This is not the case. Stress can cause the systems of your body to slowly break down over time. If you do not have an effective method in place to deal with stress, you make yourself more susceptible to illness, obesity, fatigue, and many other problems.
Massage therapy is a great way to relieve stress while also getting many other health benefits as well.
One of the hidden benefits of massage therapy is that it can improve your posture. Poor posture is often a result of tight muscles that are pulling on your bones and joints. When these muscles can be sufficiently loosened up, it allows the bones and joints to move into their proper position. Over time, massage therapy can help you stand up straighter as well as sit straighter. This in turn will relieve stress on the joints causing a great healthy cycle to begin.
Improve Immune Function
Did you know that massage can make your immune system function better? When the body is in a state of low stress, the immune system can function in an ideal way. Stress responses cause the immune system to shut down and work inefficiently. This is one way your body attempts to conserve energy for the “emergency” it thinks it is facing. The problem with modern life is that our minds make our bodies think it is in a state of emergency all the time.
When you get a massage, it sends a message to your brain that everything is okay. You are not in danger. The brain in turn will send messages to the immune system to use more energy for immune function.
Another huge contributor to ongoing, chronic illness, is poor circulation. Modern people are plagued with poor circulation because our lives do not require enough physical activity. When the human body does not move enough, blood circulation slows down. When blood circulation slows down the muscles, cells, and tissues of the body do not receive enough oxygen and nutrients.
Massage can help get that blood flowing again. When coupled with weekly exercise, this can greatly improve your circulation which will then in turn improve your health and well-being.
Call Core Chiropractic Today!
If you would like to learn more about chiropractic care and massage therapy, please call our staff at Core Chiropractic, serving Jacksonville, Fruit Cove, Julington Creek, Mandarin, Durbin and Bartram Park, and St. John's Florida. 904-683-4376