If your hand or wrist hurts, what do you do? You’ll rub it or hold it. By doing this, you are sending more healing to that injured body part through infrared energy.
Think about what it would feel like right now if you had just finished receiving a massage. You’d feel relaxed and content, right?
Those feelings of relaxation and being content don’t just happen at random. During a massage there is a transfer of infrared energy from the massage therapist to you. These feelings of relaxation occur after every massage because endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers are released during the session.
And the good news is that there are other benefits that you receive from massage:
The healing powers of massage have been recognized since antiquity. In the 5th century BC, the Greek physician Hippocrates wrote that his colleagues should be experienced “in rubbing … for rubbing can bind a joint that is too loose, and loosen a joint that is too rigid.” The ancient Chinese, Egyptians, and Romans all had their own types of massage. The massage techniques as we know them today didn’t appear until the late 19th century.
Medical studies have proven the wonderful benefits of massage for patients with a variety of ailments.
Even deep tissue massage shouldn't hurt. If you feel pain tell the massage therapist so that he or she can adjust the amount of pressure they're using.
The massage therapist will talk to you about you goals for your massage. Are you under a lot of stress and looking for total body relaxation? Are you an athlete or have suffered an injury and need more attention to specific areas? Depending on your specific issues, the massage therapist will work with you so that you can get the most therapeutic and relaxing experience.
After your adjustment, the massage will take fifteen to twenty minutes, depending on your condition.
At Lonstein Chiropractic and Acupuncture, we understand that the pain you are feeling can often be relieved with massage therapy. And because massage utilizes no drugs, no surgery and is 100% natural and in alignment with the way God designed your body, we often prescribe it in patients’ treatment protocols. We recognize it as a powerful tool to promote your wellness.
When massage therapy is used in conjunction with chiropractic, you can restore your health and function in the shortest time period. You have helped your body heal itself by stimulating circulation and eliminating lactic acid buildup in the muscles and sore or injured areas.
You can’t get more natural than that!
Healthy touch of any kind can reduce heart rate and lower blood pressure.