The benefits of chiromassage

Chiromassage literally means "massage with the hands". It is well known how massage helps us relax, but there are many more ways massage can benefit our physical, mental and emotional health.

As a general rule, chiropractic massage relaxes, stimulates or alleviates soft tissues, and produces the most immediate effects on the skin, nervous system, circulatory system and musculoskeletal system.

Here are 6 of the most common benefits of massage:


1. They counteract all the time we spend sitting

Most people suffer from posture problems, and all that tension often causes pain in the shoulders and neck. Spending too much time sitting also causes pain or a feeling of weakness in the lower back and buttocks.

Fortunately, massages can reduce the imbalances caused by sitting too long, which means you can keep your office job as long as you get a regular massage, or other treatment with similar benefits such as yoga.

2. They reduce muscle pain

Are your muscles sore? Chiropractic massage can help reduce pain by increasing and improving circulation, helping the muscles heal faster.

A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.


2. Reducen el dolor muscular

¿Tus músculos están doloridos? Los quiromasajes pueden ayudar a reducir el dolor, ya que aumentan y mejoran la circulación, ayudando a los músculos a sanar más rápido.

Un estudio de 2011 publicado en la revista Annals of Internal Medicine, encontró que la terapia de masaje es tan efectiva como otros métodos de tratamiento para el dolor de espalda crónico.


3. The relieve anxiety and depression

When other people touch us, in a context that is safe, friendly and professional, our body reacts by relaxing and releasing hormones that make us feel good. That's why only human contact can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing.

A 2005 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience showed how women diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy three times a week reported feeling less depressed and less angry, and their stress levels dropped considerably.

Another study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry showed that patients suffering from depression and anxiety found themselves more relaxed and happier, and less stressed, after massage.

4. They improve sleep

Massage can not only help to achieve a restful sleep, but also helps to rest those who cannot comfortably do so.

According to Lisa Marie de Miranda, a registered chiropractor and kinesiologist at Paleolife Massage Therapy, massages help those undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy relax and go to sleep.

In addition, massages help babies sleep more, cry less and be less stressed, according to research from the University of Warwick.


4. Mejoran el sueño

El masaje no solo puede ayudar a conseguir un sueño reparador, sino que también ayuda a descansar a quienes no pueden hacerlo cómodamente.

Según Lisa Marie de Miranda, quiroma y kinesióloga registrada en Paleolife Massage Therapy, los masajes ayudan a relajarse y a dormir a quienes se someten a tratamientos quimioterapia o radioterapia.

Además, los masajes ayudan a los bebés a dormir más, llorar menos y estar menos estresados, según una investigación de la Universidad de Warwick.


5. They strengthen our immune system

A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage increases the number of patients' white blood cells (which play an important role in the body's defense against disease).

6. They relieve headaches

Next time you have a headache, try booking a last-minute massage session. "Massage decreases the frequency and severity of headaches caused by stress," says de Miranda.

Research from the University of Granada in Spain found that a single session of massage therapy immediately reduces perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.


6. Alivian los dolores de cabeza

La próxima vez que tengas un dolor de cabeza, intenta reservar una sesión de masajes de último minuto. "El masaje disminuye la frecuencia y la gravedad de los dolores de cabeza ocasionados por el estrés", dice de Miranda.

Investigaciones de la Universidad de Granada en España encontraron que una sesión única de terapia de masaje reduce inmediatamente el dolor percibido en pacientes con dolores de cabeza crónicos por tensión.

How do we ensure that we maximize all these benefits at Confort Centre Quiromassatge?

To begin with, it is very important that the space where the massage is performed is comfortable, welcoming, quiet and clean, and with as many comforts as possible, to strengthen the feeling of relaxation and achieve a greater state of mental well-being. All our facilities have been designed with this objective in mind.

A good natural vegetable oil should also be used, as the first effect produced by chiropractic massage is the hydration of the skin. A good hydration allows to apply the specific maneuvers of each massage with better precision and greater security to reach those areas that most need it.

There are many manual techniques to work "knots" and contractures, for example: dragging, digital sliding pressure or knuckle, kneading, stretching, trigger points ... etc., and even some techniques are helped by utensils such as hot basalt stones, bamboo canes, suction cups, wooden rollers ... etc. Each person requires personalized attention and the application of specific techniques and that is why it is so important that the chiropractor has a good command of the techniques, as well as experience to adapt them to each person.

If all these requirements are met, the experience of receiving a massage translates into a very positive experience with immediate physical and mental benefit and greater overall well-being.

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