Massage and You

by | Jan 3, 2017 | Chiropractic

People consider Huntington Beach massage therapy for many reasons, including relaxation, to relieve stress, pain relief, and even to gain more energy. Whatever your reason may be, there are many benefits that you have probably not even thought of. Massage doesn’t keep you well just physically, but benefits you emotionally as well. Fibromyalgia affects 5% of the population in this country, which translates into almost 2 million adults. Massage therapy eases stress as well as muscle spasms and pain the fibromyalgia patients suffer from. Per the National Fibromyalgia Association, almost 50% of the people who have the disease use massage therapy to alleviate their symptoms.

Treating Anxiety and Depression
It is well known that a massage can make you feel relaxed, but did you know it is also used to help patients who suffer from anxiety and/or depression? Seeing a professional and getting a full massage can decrease your level of stress hormones by over 50%. On the other hand, it will also increase your happy hormones like serotonin and dopamine. It sounds like everybody should be getting massages!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Carpal tunnel is caused when the nerve between your forearm in your hand gets pinched. It can become extremely painful, causing symptoms which may include numbness, a burning sensation, and tingling in your hand. In general, people are treated with braces, medication, and surgery. New studies have shown that patients who receive regular massages in the problem area suffer from less pain and have better strength in their hands.

Migraine Relief
Per the National Headache Foundation, almost 28 million people in this country alone suffer from migraines. In Huntington Beach, massage therapy can help alleviate this by helping patients to obtain better sleep patterns, which in turn may decrease the number of migraines they suffer from. The Sports Care Center can provide you with the services of skilled massage therapists. If you have any concerns or questions, give them a call.

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