Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy Health BenefitsMassage therapy is a natural and calming process that has numerous health benefits. Many health care professionals recommend it because of the way that the gentle touch of a professional can improve health, specific conditions, and overall well-being. Whether you are athletic, stressed out, cramped up or generally unhappy, massage therapy could be the answer to improving your life. A number of studies have proven the benefits of this treatment, leading a number of chiropractors to recommend it to their patients. Below are just a few of the many advantages of massage therapy:

Massage Therapy and Stress

Massage Therapy has been proven to promote relaxation in a number of ways. Firstly it provides a calming atmosphere to clear the mind and allow you to forget your problems. In addition to feeling great, it also physically relieves the tension that is built up in your muscles, often caused by stress. The treatment also promotes rest and recovery in the body and promotes sleep. Resting becomes much easier once the aches and kinks in your body have been properly worked out and once you’ve successfully relieved the tension of stress from your life.

Massage Therapy and Blood Pressure

Many academically conducted studies have shown that a consistent massage therapy program, regularly going for massages, can work to lower high blood pressure. At the University of North Carolina researchers found that close contact with another person can also lower blood pressure, especially in women. Physical contact with other human beings is extremely good for health as it increases the natural level of antidepressants in the body as well. Physical contact through massage therapy can change the way that blood flows through the body, which hormones are released into the blood, and your attitude towards life. 

Massage Therapy and Circulation

A trained and qualified massage therapist can push blood through parts of your body that may be facing congestion. By guiding their hands along tense parts of your body, the specialist will be able to manually force blood to circulate, allowing it to reach important areas that may be otherwise untouched by a healthy amount of blood flow. This is especially beneficial to people who spend large amounts of time at work sitting at a computer, since sitting for long periods of time restricts circulation. The blood stream carries oxygen to important muscles and organs in the body and allows them to operate and self-repair properly. As a result, maintaining good circulation is an important part of staying healthy and massage therapy can help you with that.

There are many more benefits to regular massages, including:

  • Headache and migraine relief;
  • Improved range of motion and flexibility;
  • Potential injury prevention; and
  • Promoting healing of injuries


Above are only a handful of the ways that regular visits to Massage Therapy at Downsview Chiropractic can improve your life. Our registered massage therapists provide quality, friendly, and effective treatment to patients. To find out more about our services, check out our massage therapy page or contact us today!

Dr. Joel Weisberg is the Clinic Director and Principal Doctor at Downsview Chiropractic The difference it makes to a patient when they learn, receive appropriate care, feel cared for, and are empowered to self-manage, is often bigger than the relief they were seeking. Dr. Weisberg is driven to make that difference to people in their pursuit of a life lived well™.