Minnesota Chiropractor St Paul MN

Deep tissue, reflexology, shiatsu, acupressure, Swedish and trigger point. The names read like a bizarre list of wrestling moves or maybe the menu at a sushi restaurant. But they’re really a “hit list” for the different options in massage therapy — a growing trend among patients open to alternative forms of health care or for those just looking to feel better. These days, people are turning to massage as a form of alternative therapy — like chiropractic care, acupuncture and others — to find a cure for what ails them. In fact, twice as many Americans report receiving one or more massages from a massage therapist in the past year (16 percent) as did in 1997 (8 percent), according to the American Massage Therapy Association, or AMTA.

In a survey of 500 men and 500 women conducted, 21 percent of respondents said they expect to get a massage from a massage therapist in the coming year to treat an ailment or to feel better. Eager to tap into a booming market, the health insurance industry is taking note. Several managed care health plans throughout the country now cover prescribed massage therapy.

Message Therapy is an excellent method for improving overall health and musculoskeletal efficiency. Massage has a number of beneficial effects on the body and the mind. Some of these include removal of toxins that can build up in the muscles of the body, increased circulation, and increased flexibility in not only the muscles, but also the connective tissue within the body. Massage therapy also appears to enhance immune function.

Chiropractic Massage has proven to assist in the healing of a large number of conditions including low back pain, surgery recovery, eating and sleep disorders as well as high blood pressure and diabetes among others. Many people who suffer with fibromyalgia disorder report success with complementary and alternative therapies, including massage therapy.

A growing number of businesses and organizations also offer massage in the workplace, including the U.S. Department of Justice. Officials at Boeing and Reebok have reported that worker headaches, back strain, and fatigue have all fallen since the companies started bringing in massage therapists to treat their workforces, according to the AMTA.

People who utilize Chiropractic treatments regularly tend to have less prescription and over-the-counter medication use overall. In addition, treatments for common conditions such as back pain tend to be less costly when CAM practices are used. This is due to an overall reduction of high-tech diagnostic studies, medication use and surgical intervention.

A 2004 study showed a 28 percent reduction in cost per episode of treating back pain for employees with chiropractic insurance coverage than for those without it.

Realize the benefits of massage therapy today by giving our St Paul MN office a call to schedule an appointment.