While getting a massage may sound relaxing after a grueling day of work, did you know that massage therapy that’s performed by a licensed clinical massage therapist could actually provide your body with other health benefits, too? In fact, massage therapy has been known to reduce common complaints and symptoms such as back and neck pain and it can also be instrumental in improving musculoskeletal symptoms related to certain chronic conditions. Discover how our Midtown and downtown Manhattan, NY, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists Dr. Julie Cho, Dr. Alissa Agarwal and Dr. Guy Guerriero can improve your musculoskeletal health through massage therapy.
What is massage therapy?
When you hear the word massage you probably think about a professional applying pressure to certain areas of the body to reduce tension and soreness. Massage refers to any manipulation or manual pressure to the tendons, muscles, ligaments and skin of the body. There are different types of massage therapy, from deep massage to trigger point massage, and the best technique for you will depend on the symptoms and issues you are dealing with.
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Whether you are dealing with musculoskeletal symptoms at the moment or you currently want to prevent these issues from happening altogether, massage therapy offers a non-invasive, safe and non-medicinal approach to improve how your body functions overall. Some benefits of massage therapy include,
- Reduce anxiety and stress
- Reduce muscle aches and tension
- Improve sleep
- Reduce back and neck pain
- Target chronic pain
- Improve balance
- Lower blood pressure
- Improve joint function
- Improve flexibility and range of motion
- Reduce headaches and migraines
- Improve athletic performance
- Improve heart health
As you can see, there are a wide variety of health benefits that you’ll enjoy if you choose to get massage therapy from our chiropractic team. If possible, coming in for regular maintenance sessions can keep your body functioning at its best while preventing certain problems from manifesting.
What conditions can massage therapy help?
From the list of benefits above, you can probably guess some of the problems that massage therapy can actually improve; however, it’s important to understand whether massage therapy is right for you. Common issues that massage therapy can address include,
- Muscle strain and tension
- Anxiety and depression
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
- Migraines and headaches
- High blood pressure
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Whiplash (neck injury)
- Digestive disorders
Are you interested in finding out how massage therapy can improve how your body feels and functions? Don’t live with pain; our chiropractors can help. Call Apex Acupuncture & Chiropractic at (212) 242-3210 or (646) 952-0366 to find out how massage therapy can benefit you.