Benefits of Massage

Some people are skeptical of the benefits of massage. However, aside from seeing the difference it makes in people’s lives every day, scientists and researchers are discovering that massage has many benefits – both long term and short term.

The benefits that I most commonly see at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage in Lacey Olympia WA are: reduced spasms, tension, swelling, stress, anxiety, and pain; headache and back pain relief; and increased relaxation. Patients often come in with a pain level of 7 or 8 on a 1-10 scale. By the end of treatment they may be down to a 1 or 2 and occasionally no pain or discomfort at all! Those are the lucky ones though, as not all patients respond quite so dramatically, especially if it is the first treatment that they have ever received. Every patient, depending on their personal health situation, and every body responds differently to massage.

The immediate relief that a massage can offer when done by Valerie Thompson, LMT at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage in Lacey / Olympia WA by varies in how long it will last. It ranges from several hours to several days. That is a large part of why massage therapists often recommend a return visit or additional treatments. It is easier to stay ahead of pain than it is to always be playing catch up.

Long term benefits of massage at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage include increased flexibility and improvement of posture. Overall reduction of pain and body discomfort can have a lasting effect as well. Once patients get to a point of “maintenance”, they often choose to come once a month or less. Simply to keep their body at the level of muscular health they have reached through regular massage treatments.

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I look forward to seeing you soon at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage! We serve all of Thurston County, Lacey / Olympia / Tumwater, and surrounding areas such as Pierce County, Lewis County, and Mason County. Back pain, headaches, car accidents, and work injuries are all treated at Warwick Chiropractic and Massage.