Many chiropractors recommend combining massages with chiropractic adjustments. What are the benefits of getting a massage? According to a recent study by the researchers at Sweden’s Umea University, a “touch massage” (a light form of massage that focuses on the hands and feet) can provide positive physiological responses in patients. The main finding was that “after 5 minutes of touch massage there was a significant decrease in heart rate lasting for 65 min, indicating reduced stress response.”
Massages can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. In addition to the positive impact on your blood pressure, heart and respiration, massage therapy can relax and soften injured or overused muscles, release endorphins, and increase joint flexibility. Experts agree that a large percentage of disease is stress related. In this fast-paced world, a simple massage can help decrease anxiety, improve concentration, enhance sleep quality and reduce fatigue.
Next time you see your Garden Grove chiropractor, take some time to inquire about incorporating massage therapy into your overall treatment. Your body will be grateful for it!