We are a society that is constantly in a state of stress. Who doesn’t feel the need to reduce the stress in their life? Stress relief is vital to finding the balance of a healthy lifestyle. Massage therapy is one excellent option for helping to decrease stress. Research indicates that even a single massage session has been shown to significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels – all of which help reduce overall stress. In addition, we find that most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress, and oftentimes that tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck and can certainly be exasperated by desk and office work. Massage therapy, along with chiropractic care, is a great way to help combat this postural stress induced by prolonged sitting and desk jobs. At our Mount Pleasant Chiropractic office we find that our patient’s love getting massage therapy treatments in conjunction with their chiropractic care for a number of reasons including;
Massage therapy is very successful in helping to alleviate both postural and emotional stress- a massage is a great way to give yourself some much needed relaxation and “me time.”
Massage therapy helps ease post workout or post-activity muscle pain- we see many athlete’s benefit from their massage therapy sessions at the office.
Many surgeons and primary care physicians are now recommending that their patient’s receive massages for post-surgical healing as massage is proven to accelerate the healing process.
Studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain
And this is just a small list among numerous other conditions and common patient complaints.
At Mount Pleasant Spine Center we are in Network with all of the insurance companies that cover chiropractic care and massage therapy so we find many of our patients can receive massage therapy as part of their treatment at our office for a very reasonable co-pay amount. If you have any questions on whether your insurance covers massage therapy treatments or for any questions on how massage therapy may benefit you please call our Mount Pleasant chiropractic office at 843-416-8012.