The Health Benefits Of Massage Therapy
By DR. GEORGE KOLLIAS
August 24, 2021
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: Massage Therapy  

At Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy, Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally take pride in providing their patients with holistic wellness and comprehensive treatment for back pain, acute or chronic injury, sports rehabilitation, and more. As a part of serving the Tampa, FL community, massage therapy is one of our cornerstone treatment modalities. Learn more about how you can start receiving the health benefits of massage therapy below.

Why Massage Therapy?

When most people think about chiropractic care, they think about chiropractic adjustments. However, total chiropractic care involves a look at the entire body, caring for the muscles and surrounding tissue just as much as the joints to which they attach. Therefore, we regularly employ massage therapy for its wealth of therapeutic benefits. 

According to West Virginia Medicine, regular massage therapy can:

  • Reduce pain in the lower back and increase range of motion
  • Kick start the lymphatic flow, activating the body's defense against illness
  • Help athletes recover from high-intensity training sessions
  • Stretch and exercise tight muscles
  • Improve flexibility at the joint
  • Decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression
  • Catalyze tissue regeneration
  • Reduce post-op or post-injury swelling
  • Relax cramping or spasms in muscles
  • Soothe tired, overused muscles
  • Release endorphins
  • Alleviate headache and migraine pain

Other Common Applications Of Massage Therapy

Arthritis

According to the Journal of General Internal Medicine, weekly massage can soothe knee osteoarthritis compared to other methods of standard care. It's also been shown to alleviate pain, anxiety, and grip strength in those who suffer from arthritic hands.

Back pain

If you think massage, you typically think about back pain. And why not? It's a great way to treat both neck and back pain.

Alongside anecdotal evidence that getting a massage relieves tension in those areas, evidence shows its application. The Annals of Internal Medicine confirmed that regular massage effectively treats back pain in a study that reduced pain, made it easier to perform daily tasks, and left participants less reliant on drugs to feel better. In short - massage can take a painful existence and turn it into a pain-free one. 

Get in touch for massage therapy today!

Contact Dr. George Kollias, Dr. Autumn Scaz, and Dr. Elissa Pally at Sheldon Road Chiropractic & Massage Therapy in Tampa, FL at 813-884-1457 to get started with massage therapy and finally find pain relief now.

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