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  • Emelia James, RMT

3 Reasons to Book your Massage Therapy Treatment Today

If it's been a little while since you've been in for a massage, or if you've never been in, this is your sign. While massage therapy is a wonderful way to destress, it can also offer a variety of other benefits as well.

Registered Massage Therapists (RMT's) are highly trained to assess and design treatment plans specific to you and your needs. A treatment may consist of one or more of the following, depending on your treatment goals:

  • Swedish Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage

  • Trigger Point Therapy

  • Lymphatic Drainage

  • Myofascial Release

RMT's can help you reduce stress, recover from injuries, manage chronic pain, improve sleep and posture, boost concentration, reduce anxiety, ease pain and reduce fatigue through massage therapy.

Massage therapy works on the muscles and joints of the body as well as acts to calm the nervous system. This allows the body to achieve optimal physical function, better restorative sleep for recovery, slower heart rate, increased concentration and decreased stress indicators such as fatigue and pain.

Not only that, but studies have indicated that people suffering from anxiety and depression saw both short-term and long-term reduction of their symptoms after treatments. Massage therapy can alleviate the physical tension that may be present within the body as a result of mental distress as well as minimize the stress response overall. This is done through decreasing the stress hormone cortisol. Researchers have connected depression and anxiety to an inadequate amount of serotonin and dopamine endorphins, which massage therapy helps to increase.

Of course, as we all know, massage has the ability to ease pain and discomfort within the body. The pressure from a massage, improves circulation and decreases tension in the body. Massage is a wonderful way to relieve muscle and joint pain, increase range of motion, improve postural conditions and decrease swelling. If you think you’d benefit from massage therapy, book an appointment here at Core Chiropractic and Rehabilitation today. Emelia, our Registered Massage Therapist looks forward to working with you and creating a treatment plan to achieve your goals.

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