Massage therapy: A holiday gift for your health

Getting a massage right before a holiday can be one of the best things you can do for your body and...

Getting a massage right before a holiday can be one of the best things you can do for your body and your mind. While typically a stressful time, the holiday season can also be a time of putting others first ahead of yourself. This can result in tension headaches, strained muscles and poor sleep. Massage therapy can relax tense muscles and help give you a sense of well-being and balance. It is one gift that fits everyone, whether you give it to yourself or to others.

Chiropractic massage therapy

A chiropractic massage helps in three ways. First, it is a relaxing way to get your tensions eased and slip into a nice restful state. Second, it releases toxins that can build up in the body, especially in the muscles. Third, it can help injured or strained muscles heal. It can also lessen muscle spasms and help in conditions such as insomnia, fibromyalgia, diabetes and high blood pressure. Back pain, a condition common through the holiday season, can also be relieved.

Going over your medical history before a chiropractic exam can alert the doctor to certain areas that he orshe will need to pay particular attention to. The doctor can work through soft-tissue damage and help your body heal better than it could on its own.

During this holiday season, Atlanta-area chiropractors can give you a great soft tissue massage that can get into the musculoskeletal system and help with many conditions. This year, put yourself first and get a full body massage from head to toe.

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