Most college students who experience long periods of stress will tell you that it is not until the end of the semester, when all projects have been turned and final exams taken, that they end up getting sick. There is a lot of truth in this story. The mind understands what is at stake—good grades or bad grades—and the body compensates by working at high capacity for long periods of time. But at the end of the semester, mind and body begin to relax, and it is not long before illness sets in. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us have lived an experience that is similar to the story of the stressed-out college student. As we are preparing to come out of a very long period of stress, the result of highly effective vaccines and the loosening of restrictions on mask wearing, our bodies may have a stress response similar to a college student at the end of a long semester. Caron Chiropractic is ready to help you ease your stress and regain your sense of wellness after this long and stressful period of time.
Reduce Prolonged Stress With Massage Therapy
When most people think about the connection between chiropractic care and stress reduction, massage therapy is likely to come to mind first. Massage therapy is an excellent and safe way to manage and respond to stress. During periods of stress, the tension that builds up in the muscles can result in something as simple as an inability to relax and as complex and uncomfortable as muscle spasms. Massage therapy is a highly effective treatment that helps affected muscles release tension. The manipulation of your muscles by a trained therapist breaks up waste material in the muscles. The waste material circulates through the body, which prompts the body to react with an immune response. The release of tension in the muscles provides an immediate feeling of relaxation, and the response by the immune system provides you with a longer lasting sense of wellness.
Chiropractic Care And Massage Therapy
That sense of wellness is the result of body chemistry. When the immune system is jump started in that way, chemicals, such as serotonin, are created and circulated through the body, creating a real feeling of relaxation and well-being. As you emerge from this year-long period of stress, a visit to Caron Chiropractic could be exactly what you need to help you regain a more overall feeling of wellness, and a massage is a great place to start. Call (651) 255-9999 to schedule an appointment with our staff.