What is massage?
Massage Therapy in Orange County is a "hands-on" treatment in which a massage therapist manipulates muscles and other soft tissues of the body to improve health and well-being of the patient. Varieties of massage ranging from gentle stroking and kneading of muscles and other soft tissues to deeper manual techniques. Massage has been practiced as a healing therapy for centuries in nearly every culture around the world. It helps relieve muscle tension, reduce stress, and evoke feelings of calmness. Although massage affects the body as a whole, it particularly influences the activity of the musculoskeletal, circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems.
What are The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage?
Once described as an alternative to painkillers, massage therapy has now become an effective and natural treatment to relieve stress and get rid of neck pain, headaches, migraines, back pain, knee pain, arthritis and shoulder pain. There are several physical benefits of massage therapy such as:
Massage Therapy is Relaxing
Cortisol, a stress hormone in the body, is responsible for controlling the mood, motivation, and fear. Furthermore, it is also responsible for determining what part of nutrients such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins should the body use. However continuous stress can increase the level of cortisol in the body. An unhealthy level of cortisol can also result in several medical issues such as headaches, difficulty in sleeping, and weight gain. Massage therapy will help your body to relax, relieve stress, and eventually normalize the level of cortisol.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Today almost half the population is suffering from high blood pressure in America. High blood pressure, also known as the silent killer, is usually seen in people living an unhealthy lifestyle, i.e., less outdoor activities and/or a poor diet. Overweight people are more likely to experience high blood pressure. Anyone suffering from the condition of high blood pressure can experience several problems such as regular headaches, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, etc. People with high blood pressure are also vulnerable an increased chance of heart-attack as well. Regular massage therapy in Orange County can reduce both systolic as well as diastolic blood pressure.
Strengthen Body's Immunity System
Strengthening the immune system is one of the most amazing benefits of massage therapy. High stress levels can also affect one's immune system. The Body's ability to fight against pathogens, bacterias, and viruses can decrease with stress, making the body highly vulnerable to disease and infection. However, with regular massage therapy, the immune system can be improved. Schedule Massage therapy at South Orange County Chiropractic today.