If you suffer from muscle and joint pain or have been injured, Dr. Kim Maycock of the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Gillette, Wyoming, can help you achieve relief.
Why is Massage Therapy Important?
Health, wellness, and recovery are impacted by a variety of things, including stress and muscle function. Dr. Maycock believes treating a condition requires treating the whole person. In addition to chiropractic care and patient education, she offers massage therapy as it provides the following benefits and more:
Addresses Muscle and Joint Pain
Massage therapy is used to apply pressure to soft tissue. This pressure helps relieve knots and scar tissues, relieving tension, spasms, and even nerve compression.
Additionally, the act of massage increases blood circulation to the targeted area, which promotes healing. With these combined benefits, patients achieve recovery from injuries, relief from pain and stiffness, and improved flexibility and range of motion.
Massage alone has a great impact on muscle and joint issues. However, when it’s used in conjunction with chiropractic care, that impact is magnified.
Dr. Maycock utilizes chiropractic care to realign the skeletal system, which prevents muscles from having to overcompensate. Massage therapy helps loosen the soft tissues to take undue pressure off of the joints. Together, the treatments can address both the symptoms and the underlying cause of conditions such as neck, back, shoulder, arm, and leg pain and headaches.
Stress is a normal part of daily life. However, chronic stress is not good for your health, work, family, or general wellbeing. And being stressed and anxious can increase muscle tension, decrease immunity, and more.
Massage is an effective way to fight stress as the act of getting a massage creates a calming effect. It also reduces cortisol levels, which is the “stress hormone,” and stimulates the release of calming hormones.
Massage therapy is well known for increasing blood circulation and lymphatic flow. This improves the flow of nutrients and assists the body in flushing out toxins. Also, massage helps relieve tension and stress – both of which can impair the body’s ability to fight off sickness.
Improves Quality of Sleep
Your quality of sleep can impact every other area of your life and body, including your muscles. When you aren’t resting well, your body cannot produce enough of the hormones it needs to stimulate muscle growth and repair. Getting a therapeutic massage in Gillette, Wyoming helps improve your sleep quality by promoting the release of serotonin, which is the hormone needed to achieve restfulness.
Learn about the therapeutic benefits of massage for yourself by scheduling a visit with Dr. Maycock at the Chiropractic Wellness Center. Call (307) 682-4000 to book your appointment today.