For most of us massage therapy is not a daily part of our lives. It may seem too indulgent, or expensive, or we may think we don’t have time to fit it into our hectic schedules.
But, it’s those hectic schedules that make massage therapy so important.
Many commonplace illnesses are stress related. It’s been estimated that stress plays a factor in 80-90% of all the ailments presented to family practice physicians.
The stress response we feel is useful if we’re facing a true emergency. Then our racing heart and increased blood pressure serve a purpose.
But for some of us stress is pervasive and has become a way of life. It’s when we chronically overload our nervous systems that stress becomes a true problem. Then it can lead to a lowered immune system, high blood pressure, increased risk for heart attack and stroke, and can speed up the aging process.
That’s why therapeutic massage is much more than mere luxury. It can help alleviate many of the effects of stress by:
- Reducing blood pressure
- Decreasing anxiety and tension
- Helping to rid migraine sufferers of headache pain
Patients benefit on a physical level as well. Here are a few more benefits of massage therapy:
- Increases circulation and blood flow
- Stimulates weak muscles
- Increases range of motion
- Speeds healing in sprained ligaments and strained muscles
- Decreases muscle spasms
In many cases insurance will cover a therapeutic massage as part of treatment with our office. We’ll be happy to check with your insurance.
Massage Therapy Introductory Special
Visit our massage therapist and give your aching muscles a rest. If it’s your first time to take advantage of our massage therapy services, we invite you to use our $44.95 1 hour Introductory Massage Special. We offer extended hours and Saturday appointments too! Print out the coupon below and present it when you arrive at our office.