Massages can be used both to aid general wellbeing as well as treat particular physical problems. Some of the recognised benefits of massage include: increased circulation, improved flexibility and movement around mechanical structures and boosts to energy levels. It can also help to relax muscle tissue, helping muscles to feel less ‘tight’ after treatment. At Morley Chiropractic Clinic we believe massage can help our patients in many different ways. These include:
Massage therapy has been shown to have a significant effect on reducing stress, and the resulting ill effects, both mental and physical. The range of Swedish therapeutic massage services offered by the Morley Chiropractic Clinic have been shown to reduce stress and tension and alleviate muscle and joint pains caused by continual stress.
Massage therapy can lower your heart rate and blood pressure, relax your muscles and increase the production of endorphins, the natural chemicals produced by your body to combat stress. Therapeutic massage has also been shown to encourage your body to release Serotonin and dopamine, which results in a feeling of calm relaxation. These calm-inducing natural chemicals make it easier for your body to deal with chronic or acute stress.
Aiding injury recovery
Specialist massage can also be used as a way of treating many different types of injury. This massage may form part of an overall treatment plan that could also include exercises and stretches. Injuries that massage can help with include: muscle tears, tendon tears and whiplash. Massage can also help general muscle recovery, for example, if you have overused muscles or competed in a long race or high intensity sports event.
Helping with conditions
Massage can also be used to help manage different problems. These are wide-ranging but include conditions such as sciatica, tension headaches, osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Therapists are able to use a combination of techniques to help address the issue and allow the patient to better manage the pain they are experiencing.
Morley Chiropractic Clinic has been helping patients in the West Yorkshire for more than 20 years. As well as offering remedial massage, the practice also offers chiropractic treatments, chiropody, and podiatry. If you would like to find out more about any of our services, or to book an initial consultation, please get in touch today on 0113 2383693.