Besides relieving mental and physical fatigue, massage therapy does more than give you a sense of well-being. It can actually help restore your body's balance and health. Each massage is tailored to meet the unique needs of your pain symptoms, condition or injury. There are many well established benefits of massage therapy. Hot Stones and aromatherapy are options offered.
Testimonial from Natalie Klutz:
"Dr. Cooker has improved the quality of my daily life. I often dealt with a stiff neck and chronic headaches. I have been to a neurologist previously only to find nothing wrong. I had made a decision that it would be a condition that I would have to live with until I made an appointment and visited with Dr. Cooker. With consistent adjustments and massage therapy, I no longer have headaches or neck pain. My mobility has increased. I am a much happier person because there is no longer any nagging ache or tension in my neck. I would recommend his services to anyone who is looking for relief. In addition, his staff is friendly and courteous. They make visits like a trip to the spa."
Conditions Generally Relieved by Massage:
Massage enhances circulation of the blood and lymph: nourishes the skin, relaxes muscles, soothes nerves and lubricates the joints increasing their mobility. Improved circulation delivers more nutrients and removes wastes and toxins from the tissues.
Increased circulation heals injured muscle tissue more quickly with less scarring. Less scarring allows for greater flexibility and easier, pain- free movement.
Digestion, assimilation and elimination are often improved.
Massage relaxes tense muscles, releasing spasms and reducing trigger point activity. When stress and tension are relieved thus improving coping mechanisms improve for handling day-to-day stress.
Pain in the shoulders, neck and back caused by strain, overexertion or irritated nerves are relieved. Muscles and joints become more supple thereby preventing and relieving stiffness and soreness of muscles.
Headaches and eyestrain are often relieved.
Massage improves the range of motion of limbs limited by injury, inflammation and muscle tension.
Deep relaxation is induced and insomnia is often relieved.
Massage increases dopamine decreasing stress and depression by elevating the mood. Renewed sense of confidence and control is experienced.
According to Mark Beck Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage: Massage increases endorphins reducing pain sensation, causing euphoria, appetite control. "Obesity (being overweight) and flabby muscles can be improved when massage is combined with proper exercise and diet program."
Short chair massages stimulate the body to increasing mental alertness and energy. Mental strain is reduced resulting in more productivity.
Longer, relaxing massages reduced epinephrine, heart rate, blood pressure and increases the relaxation response. Mental
and physical fatigue is relieved, leading to renewed energy and ambition. Mildly high blood pressure is temporarily reduced.
Some investigative studies have even indicated that a single session of massage may help boost your immune system!
Testimonial from Christa Thompson:
"Having a history of back problems, I have been to many chiropractors in my life. I was surprised when you told me that it would only take a few weeks to feel better. Here I sit two months later, and I rarely feel pain anymore. My weekly massages and adjustments have really done good things for my back and muscle aches. I thought this was going to be something I would live with for the rest of my life, but you and your staff took good care of me and now I feel great. I tell everyone about you, what good treatment you have, how friendly you all are and how comfortable you make me feel. I’m quite impressed at how knowledgeable and experienced you are. You have done a wonderful job. Thanks so much from every muscle and bone in my body."