Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Not only does a professional massage feel good, it comes with several health benefits as well. While massage therapy is a great way to unwind, it can do a lot more than just help with relaxation. 

The following benefits may come as a surprise, but massage therapy is great for your overall health because it:

  1. Helps reduce the number of headaches and migraines you experience, and in many cases, helps to eliminate them completely. Massage therapy can be used as a form of treatment because a professional and registered therapist will know exactly what pressure points they need to work on to alleviate the tension that causes your headaches. The next time you have a migraine and want to reach for medication, consider getting a massage instead because the results will surprise you. At the very least, you’ll see that the frequency of your headaches has been reduced, so it’s well worth it.
  2. Helps treat digestive disorders, such as constipation, irritable bowel syndrome and Crohn’s disease. These conditions are difficult and frustrating to deal with but massage therapy will help. Massage therapists can focus on the affected areas and through massage can help stimulate movement of the digestive tract. This spontaneous movement will not only help with these disorders it will also reduce symptoms like cramping, bloating and gas and help you feel more comfortable. 
  3. Helps improve your sleep, which is very important for a person’s health. If you have trouble sleeping at night, a massage will help you eliminate the stress that can be affecting your ability to close your eyes and get some rest. Insomnia makes it difficult to function and will ruin your day because a lack of sleep causes a person to be short tempered and groggy. By targeting your stress points, a massage therapist will help restore a healthy sleep pattern so that you can get the proper rest than every person requires. 

These are just three of the many health benefits that massage therapy provides and there are countless others. It’s much more than a relaxing experience and in addition to the fact that it feels good, a massage can help with so much more, resulting in a healthier and happier version of yourself.  

The registered massage therapists at Burnaby Heights Chiropractic can provide you with an experience you won’t forget. They will target, massage and treat all of your problem areas to help with your health and well-being. If you want a chiropractor or an RMT you can count on, visit Burnaby Heights Chiropractic today!

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