Like all chiropractic care, massage therapy is intended as a regular treatment to maintain holistic, balanced health. Massage treatments can be part of your chiropractic care regimen for pain management and muscle restoration and rehabilitation, but it is also a great way to maintain emotional and mental health. Regular massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress and encourage a healthy mind and body relationship.
At Tannenbaum Chiropractic of Beverly Hills, we offer massage therapy treatments as part of our chiropractic care services, as we understand it is a vital noninvasive treatment option for maintaining physical and mental health. In fact, there are many short-term and long-term benefits to regular massage therapy that you may not even have realized. Read on to learn how regular massage therapy can help you!
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is something many associate with a once-in-a-while luxury treatment rather than part of your regular healthcare regimen. Massage therapy, however, has been recognized as a valuable healthcare treatment option by chiropractic doctors, physical therapists, and medical doctors alike!
In chiropractic care specifically, massage therapy combines holistic approaches to whole-body care to emphasize spine and nervous system health. This promotes benefits beyond simple relaxation or the loosening of tight muscles. Many times, combining both chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy into a regular maintenance regimen is optimal to reap all the benefits of holistic care.
Chiropractic massage therapy can treat a number of health concerns, such as:
- Back and neck pain
- Chronic headaches
- Joint pain
- Muscle knots, stiffness, or achiness
- Tight tendons and ligaments
- Anxiety, depression, and stress
- Arthritis and inflammation
- Injury rehabilitation
- Poor sleep patterns
- Low energy or chronic fatigue
Physical Benefits of Regular Massage Therapy
Massage treatments alleviate pain, tension, and tightness by increasing blood flow and circulation. This also reduces stress hormones such as cortisol, which then lowers your blood pressure and in turn, improves overall physical health. Relaxation and tension relief of the muscles and joints also leads to decreased inflammation, improved range of motion, and increased joint mobility for an overall increase in physical health. In addition to alleviating immediate pain, massage therapy provides preventative care to reduce pain and potential injury long-term through these physiological responses to treatment.
Chiropractic care recognizes that everything is connected. After a regular massage therapy session, you will have triggered the positive response mechanisms in your body, and you will then respond accordingly. When you alleviate pain, tightness, and misalignment, you maintain proper posture more, are able to engage in regular physical exercise and sleep better. All of this leads to a healthy, holistic lifestyle—the benefits feed into one another to maintain optimal health. That is why we passionately encourage regular massage therapy at Tannenbaum Chiropractic. When combining massage therapy with other chiropractic care treatments, you can help to improve your posture, prevent muscle strain, increase immunity, and manage chronic pain.
How Massage Therapy Benefits Emotional Wellbeing
Getting a massage provides an outlet of relaxation through self-care, but how and why do you feel so good, mentally? There is a science behind it beyond simply alleviating pain or addressing a specific physical ailment. Massages actually help to boost serotonin and dopamine through your neurotransmitters, which can help combat depression, anxiety, and stress to improve emotional well-being. Additionally, you simply feel better mentally when you have improved physical health!
The long-term mental and emotional benefits of regular massage therapy include:
- Improved energy and better sleep
- Hormonal balance of endorphins and adrenaline
- Improved concentration
- Decrease in symptoms of depression
- Healthy anxiety management
- Decreased stress levels
- Improved mood
- Increased self-esteem and self-worth
- Overall emotional wellbeing
Massage Therapy Treatment in Beverly Hills
While massage therapy can be helpful short term after even one session, regular chiropractic care and massage therapy treatments are ideal for maintaining the holistic health of your body and mind. Our team at Tannenbaum Chiropractic understands the essential role of massage therapy and your ongoing health. Our Beverly Hills massage therapy and chiropractic boutique offers various services to help address your unique needs, and our professionals will help develop a holistic care treatment plan that can incorporate massage therapy to work best for you.
Contact the Beverly Hills chiropractors at Tannenbaum Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment and begin your massage therapy treatment!