Most of us are familiar with that familiar old children’s song about how the hip bone is connected to the thigh bone, and the thigh bone is connected to the knee bone, etc. Now that this song is stuck in all of our heads, it is important to note that it helps kids understand the connected nature of our human anatomy. In that way, the song actually illustrates the value of chiropractic treatment, because it addresses the central importance of connection, which is at the heart of chiropractic care. Caron Chiropractic works hard to help our clients understand the connectedness that is at the heart of chiropractic care, and nowhere is that clearer than in the many benefits offered by quality professional therapeutic massage.
If you have ever been given a massage from a friend or loved-one, you probably understand, at the very least, the surface level value of the massage. In the most immediate sense, the massage that was given by a friend or loved-one feels good on the muscles where it was focused. You might also feel a sense of relaxation, which is also evidence of the many benefits of massage. When a massage is provided by a trained professional, who understands the science behind the practice, the benefits become even clearer.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Therapeutic massage has developed over the centuries to provide maximum benefit to the recipient, even if that individual is not immediately aware of the multiple levels of benefit they are receiving. To borrow from that children’s song again, the muscular system is connected to the nervous system; the nervous system is connected to the circulatory system; the circulatory system is connected to the immune system; the immune system is connected to the lymphatic system; and so on….
When you receive a therapeutic massage, you will likely feel the most immediate results in the muscles that are being worked on. But over time, you are likely to become more aware of the longer-term impact of massages on your other systems. Over time, you may notice better circulation, greater flexibility, a decrease in illness, and even a more general sense of well-being. Massages can be used to treat clients after a workplace or auto accident, after a fall or sports injury or to help manage pain from a chronic condition. Massage is often used in combination with chiropractic treatment and/or acupuncture.
Massage stimulates all of the body’s systems to be more efficient. When one system is encouraged to perform better, all other systems are positively impacted. Caron Chiropractic can help you enjoy the benefits of massage. Call us at (651) 255-9999 to schedule an appointment.