Massage Therapy

For the past 5,000 years, civilizations around the world have been employing massage therapy as a method in treating muscle pain. Today, chiropractors use massage therapy before and after the treatment of their patients to make their experience a more pleasant one and for healing purposes.

Muscle Pain

The muscles in your body are continually constricting and expanding and sometimes they can become painful when you perform an exercise or movement that the muscle is not prepared to handle. For example, maybe you have woken up in the morning with a sharp pain in your neck. This is often caused by the position in which you were sleeping and the muscles were simply not able to accommodate the movement.

Massage therapy Vancouver, WA works to loosen those muscles. As the muscles are rubbed blood is able to flow into the muscles, thereby relaxing them and making them more pliable. This reduces the amount of pain you are feeling, enabling you to resume your normal activity sooner.

Lowers Risk of Injury

Many people use massage therapy in an effort to relax. The world is full of stressors: work, family, traffic, finances, health problems, and a fast paced lifestyle. These stressors can cause issues such as anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, and other health problems. This results in muscles that are tighter and more rigid, magnifying the risk of injury in the event of a car accident or other mishap. When an injury does occur, muscles that are tight can become damaged even more so than muscles that are more relaxed.

Massage therapy Vancouver, WA can be an effective treatment to reduce these problems because it encourages the muscles to relax. As muscles relax, the blood flow increases within the muscles, thereby cleansing the muscles of toxins and other harmful elements. This reduces your level of stress and keeps your muscles in a healthier condition.