Most people like the idea of getting a massage. It’s relaxing and stress relieving and generally just feels good. But massage can also be incredibly therapeutic, especially for those suffering with chronic pain. It’s known to decrease anxiety, improve the body’s movement patterns and relieve soreness and stiffness.
At Next Level Wellness, massage therapy is an important part of our chiropractic rehabilitation program. It is often used in conjunction with chiropractic care to ease lower back pain and improve range of motion. Using this dual approach, we can often decrease the amount of pain medication our patients use.
Massage therapy improves the immune system by stimulating lymph flow. Lymph is the fluid that carries white blood cells, which fight infection, throughout the body. By improving lymph flow, we allow the body to better get rid of toxins and waste that could be harming your body.
Depression and anxiety have also been shown to decrease with consistent use of massage therapy. Massage lowers the levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the body. Cortisol is damaging because it increases blood pressure and blood sugar levels and also suppresses the immune system. In addition to suppressing cortisol, massage stimulates the release of serotonin and dopamine, which are neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.
If your body is sore or injured, massage therapy can help reduce discomfort and help you move normally again. Massage helps stretch weak and tight muscles. It helps improve joint flexibility, allowing you to move more efficiently and effectively. During treatment, the body releases endorphins, or amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkillers. This treatment can help you recover faster, both from injuries, and regular soreness associated with workouts.
To start reaping the benefits of massage therapy, schedule your appointment today. We’re ready to put together an integrated wellness plan to keep you feeling your best.
Our chiropractic team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan and treat your injury so that you are not restricted from your active lifestyle. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our Facebook new patient special and contact us or call 949-263-9003 today.