Fredericksburg Chiropractic is pleased to be offering massage therapy from Hannah Hare. Are you experiencing the benefits that massage therapy can bring? If not, consider what massage can do for your wellness with these top 5 benefits from massage from Hannah.
Anxiety and Depression
People with anxiety or depression benefit greatly from massage therapy. During a massage cortisol levels, a hormone that is produced in response of stress, decreases and serotonin increases. Your body builds up the energy to fight off pain, anxiety, and feelings of sadness.
Cortisol levels decrease in one hour by as much as thirty percent while serotonin levels increase by an average of twenty eight percent!
Although there is no cure for fibromyalgia, pain can be managed, and massage is a healthy way to manage your pain. There are many benefits for massage for patients with this condition and many forms of massage including myofascial release and Swedish that have been proven to alleviate the pain associated with fibromyalgia.
One of the ways that massage is beneficial for fibromyalgia is that a relaxing massage can improve sleep patterns. Fibromyalgia patients who receive a massage in the afternoon can improve their sleep and let their body rejuvenate and repair itself at night. Another benefit to patients is toning muscle. This will help weak muscles in the body and help with strengthening the body. A third benefit is to increase mental clarity, which is helpful for people who experience brain fog as a symptom of fibromyalgia.
Manage Low Back Pain
Clients with ongoing low back pain can decrease pain by getting a recurring massage monthly. You would be surprised by what your body tells you during and after your massage! Massage for lower back pain increases blood flow and circulation giving the muscles and tissues nutrition and also improves flexibility.
Relieves Tension Headaches
Massage relieves headaches because it increases blood flow to your body. The increase of serotonin is beneficial for your body in many ways.
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that regular massages decrease diastolic systolic blood pressure. Receiving a relaxing massage can lower depression, anxiety, and it keeps stress hormone levels under control. Low blood pressure plays an important role in lowering the odds of heart attacks, kidney failure, and strokes.
Massage has many benefits and that is why I love doing what I do! Not only is it relaxing but at the same time it keeps your body going and improves it in many ways. Each new client improves their health while their body tells them what they need for their health. I work with clients, listen to their needs, and create a treatment plan custom to your body and your body’s needs.