Benefits of Massage TherapyOur society tends to romanticize the past. We are very good at convincing ourselves that life was simpler, better, and easier twenty, thirty, forty, or fifty years ago. This may be the result of our efforts to come to terms with the fact that we are living through an extraordinarily stressful time right now. There is no doubt that our lives right now as we navigate a global pandemic are tough. Many of us may not have been prepared for this sudden stress. Therapeutic massage therapy is a non-invasive and affordable way to reduce your overall stress. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab offers therapeutic massage, and we hope you will try it out. Massage therapy has been proven to reduce stress and promote greater overall health.

Reduce Stress And Increase Blood Flow With Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a powerful tool for reducing stress and increasing blood flow, especially when used in combination with other chiropractic treatments, such as the chiropractic adjustment and acupuncture. Massage therapy is an extremely important means of breaking up the lactic acid that builds up in muscle tissue. When muscles are used—especially when they are overtaxed—lactic acid develops as a function of natural biological functions. This lactic acid build-up causes discomfort. The stiffness you feel after working out for the first time in a long time is likely the result of lactic acid having built up in muscle tissue.

Massage therapy breaks up the lactic acid in your muscle tissue. When this happens, the lactic acid, which is a waste product, begins to move throughout your body. Your body responds to this movement by sparking an immune system response. Recognizing that there are foreign bodies moving about, your body sends out its protective mechanisms to deal with the waste product. It is this immune system response that leads to a feeling of well being following a good massage. The body has attacked the lactic acid waste product, releasing endorphins, which result in a feeling of greater wellness.

Affordable Massage Therapy in Blaine, MN

Most people who receive therapeutic massage report the ancillary benefit of better sleep, too. Most will attribute this effect to the relaxation that accompanies a massage, but the result is steeped more in biology than most people understand. Massage therapy can also increase your overall joint mobility and help you recover from soft tissue injuries. If you are ready to experience the benefits of a good massage, call us at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.