Massage.  A luxury, or necessary component of taking care of your body?

Massage.  A luxury, or necessary component of taking care of your body?

northville_plymouth_chiropractor_massage_9If you’re like most people, you might consider massage to be a luxury.  Something you do every now and then on a “spa” day.  Yes, a massage is relaxing, but it’s so much more than that.
Here are three healthy reasons to book a massage today:

Relieves stress.  Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related.  Nothing ages us faster than high stress. Guess where that stress shows up??  In the body.  More often than not stress tends to manifest in the shoulders, neck, and abdomen.  While eliminating stress altogether may not be possible, a massage can, without a doubt, help manage your stress. Nothing beats the power of human touch.

Improves Flexibility & Circulation.  By working on muscles, connective tissue (fascia), tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve your flexibility and range of motion to help keep your joints more fluid and less injury prone.  A chain reaction of fluidity in the body is better blood circulation that occurs as a result of receiving massage therapy on a regular basis.  Massage therapy can also help heal old, and new injuries and has been used for centuries to manage pain in a natural way.

Improves the Immune System.  A surprising benefit of massage therapy is that it can actually increase the white blood cell count in the body.  These are the cells that protect our body from diseases and infections.  Although the best thing to do when you are feeling a cold coming on is to stay home and get plenty of rest, receiving a massage once you are no longer contagious can help ease the recovery process.

As if that wasn’t enough, a regular massage helps improve your quality of sleep, which is a big part of any recovery process and good health in general – and there’s so much more!  Do yourself a favor, and book a massage today!
As luck would have it, we have two massage therapists on site.
Contact them today:
Anna Alpert and Amanda Baker.
Flow Members receive $15 off of their first massage.

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