As we enter the holiday season, it is common for stress to build…and build…and build. And, in some cases, build even more. The dynamics of family are often complicated, and gatherings can be unpredictable. The tension you may experience with one or more members of your family can be experienced as stress in the muscles, which can lead to anything from back pain to neck pain to migraine headaches and sleeplessness. Catalyst Chiropractic cannot do much about uncomfortable family dynamics, but we can help you and your body respond to stressful circumstances more effectively.
Massage Therapy Reduces Stress
Massage therapy, which is one of the specialty treatments we offer, can both relieve stress that has built up and prepare you for the stress that you may be anticipating building up. Massage therapy works by breaking down the waste product that builds up in the muscles as a result of the body’s natural chemical processes. When stress increases and we do not have a suitable means of relieving that stress, muscles can tighten and even seize to the point of spasming. Massage therapy counteracts the buildup of tension in muscle tissue.
A skilled massage therapist manipulates the affected muscle groups and works out the waste product that naturally occurs. A good massage therapist helps you to relax in preparation for the massage itself. A good massage therapist knows how to maximize the process of massaging tension out of muscles. Finally, a good massage therapist will tell you that the relaxation that so often accompanies a massage is just as much about the process instigating your immune system as it is about the massage therapist’s expert touch. The feeling of long-term well-being after a massage is due to the body being encouraged to do its own job more efficiently. No massage therapist can take credit for a client’s body chemistry, but every skilled massage therapist knows how to stimulate the body’s immune system by means of the muscle massage process.
Chiropractic Treatment To Reduce Overall Stress
Heading into the season when families get together does prompt stress. It does not need to be related to complicated family dynamics; the sheer number of tasks that must be completed during a busy time of year can create stress too. If you are feeling any measure of stress, either because of the holiday season or a stressful job, Catalyst Chiropractic can help you manage that stress with massage therapy. Call us at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.