Massage Therapy to Reduce StressThe holidays can be stressful. Summer can be stressful. Life, in general, has been stressful for nearly every one of us living in the United States in 2020. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab can help you relieve much of the stress you may be experiencing with massage therapy. This may, in fact, be the perfect time of year to schedule a massage therapy appointment with us. If you are feeling even moderately stressed and notice some tension in your shoulders, neck, or lower back, now is a great time to make an appointment to receive massage therapy. You may worry that this is too much of an indulgence, given the stress of living during the time of the coronavirus pandemic, job-related stress, or family matters. Seeking help from our massage therapists is not so much an indulgence but a necessary response to significant levels of stress.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy has been shown time and time again to do far more than simply release the tension that builds up in muscle tissue. Massage therapy creates a complex chemical response in the body that has far reaching positive effects. For example, when you receive a massage from our staff, the immediate benefit is likely to be reduced pain in the affected area. However, this is not the end of the benefit. Massage therapy breaks up the source of tension—lactic acid—in your muscle tissue. That action provides a measure of immediate relief from the sustained tension in the affected muscle fibers. By breaking up lactic acid, which is a waste product, your body engages in an immune response. In other words, when lactic acid is broken down in the muscle tissue, it moves through your system. Your immune system then attacks it, giving your health an overall boost.

Massage Therapy as Part of Chiropractic Care

Of course, we can provide massage therapy anytime of the year. Massage therapy is a vitally important component in the treatment plans we create for many of our clients. It is often used in combination with our chiropractic treatments and acupuncture. Chiropractic adjustments serve to realign the spine and skeletal structure; massage therapy is performed to relax the muscles that have been under stress from being misaligned; and acupuncture is used for the purpose of boosting the body’s natural healing mechanisms.

This treatment combination is a powerful one to help restore optimal health. To learn more, call us at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.