Massage therapy has been around for thousands of years. The word "massage" comes from the Greek root "masso" --to touch.
Muscles which comprise up to 50 percent of your total body weight, can become fatigued, injured or simply achy from chronic stress and tension. Massage helps restore your muscle and surrounding soft tissue to optimal condition, leaving you refreshed and feeling your best. The process involves applying pressure to the body's soft tissue by rubbing, kneading or rolling. There are a variety of techniques and styles, such as deep tissue massage, where deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue are manipulated. Another approach focuses on trigger points that are painful when pressed.
Massage can help reduce pain, muscle soreness and swelling. It can improve circulation, joint flexibility and range of motion. Massage is not a substitute for chiropractic care, massage is not a form of chiropractic, massage is not something you get during an adjustment and vice versa. Massage is a compliment to an adjustment. Its benefits are varied and far-reaching. Many people consider massage a pampering experience, but it has important health benefits. In fact, like chiropractic you get the greatest benefit when it is part of your regular wellness routine. At Southern Chiro Health and Wellness, Caringbah we have early morning and late afternoon appointments to suit your busy schedule so you can come in and get your massage.