Massage (deep-tissue, neuro-muscular)
Chiropractic is the healing art that uses the fundamental principal that structure affects function. The structure of your body (your spine) will have an affect on the function of its systems.
Chiropractors work with the vertebrae to maintain a balance between the nervous system and the entire body. This is called homeostasis (in balance). The imbalance of the spine is called a misalignment or subluxation.
Many different stressors can cause subluxations such as: accidents, falls, stress, overuse injury, birth trauma, sports, chemicals, mental stress, and just everyday wear and tear on the body.
The effects of subluxations are sometimes apparent such as sudden pain, muscle tightness and soreness, numbness and tingling or sometimes they are less obvious ones like headaches, decreased immunity, colic, lack of energy, stomach and bowel disorders, attention disorders, asthma and many other ill-defined symptoms.
Subluxations can affect anyone, old, young, strong or weak. By removing subluxations, chiropractic seeks to restore balance to your body allowing these symptoms to disappear.
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Massage therapy is manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendons and ligaments) to enhance a person's health and well-being.
Every day activities (driving or riding in daily commutes, sitting for long periods of time), physical labor (carpentry, gardening) and sports (baseball, tennis, golf, running, yoga) can lead to chronic muscle tension, dysfunction and pain. Muscles tend to shorten with chronic tension, which may lead to loss of flexibility in joints, misalignment and poor posture.
Massage therapy received regularly helps work out this chronic muscular tension and keeps tension from building up again. Additionally, it helps you identify and correct patterns of holding tension. You can learn to relax and let go of tension you may not have been aware of.
Massage therapy can help relieve certain common physical problems such as general muscular tension and aches, tension headaches, muscular back pain, poor circulation and stress and anxiety.
Massage therapy can be an important adjunct to any fitness or sports program, helping you achieve your performance goals with minimum injury and pain. It can help relieve tired and sore muscles, improve flexibility, and relax tight muscles.
Massage therapy can also trigger the relaxation response, relieving the negative effects of stress and restoring balance in the body. Some positive effects of the relaxation response include slower heart rate, deeper breathing, more relaxed muscles, and better internal circulation and digestion.
Including massage therapy as part of your health maintenance can keep your body and mind functioning optimally and can improve your energy and productivity.