Massage as a Stress Reliever and Preventative Medium

At The Human Health Place, we are strong believers in the use of massage and soft tissue work. Not only does therapeutic massage help to loosen muscles that may be responsible for chronic vertebral subluxation, it helps to relax the patient and to reduce stress levels. It is estimated that 80% of disease is stress-related and studies have shown that human touch is a very simple and effective way to generate positive energy in the body and to reduce the occurrence of disease. Individuals who receive massage regularly have been shown to be more alert, to perform better on the job. They also tend to be less stressed than their counterparts who do not receive regular massage therapy.

There are different types of massages and at The Human Health Place, although we look forward to helping patients relieve stress through human touch, our main goal with massage is to soften muscles and break up muscular adhesions that may be causing negative tension or creating spasm and pain. We work with muscles to release stress and tension, to increase range of motion, and to ultimately prevent injury.

The Benefits of Massage

Massage Relieves and Reduces:

  • Aches and pains
  • High stress levels
  • Muscle tension and muscle stiffness
  • Muscle spasms and pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Tension-related or eye-strain headaches
  • Pain, swelling and formation of scar tissue following injury
  • Back pain
  • Mental stress leading to a calmer mind
  • Asthma, anxiety and insomnia
  • Levels of anxiety to reduce depression

Massage Improves and Increases:

  • Deep relaxation
  • General health maintenance
  • Joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Skin health and appearance
  • Healing time from pulled muscles and sprained ligaments
  • Peristalsis (digestion)
  • Posture
  • Energy flow and vitality
  • Ease and efficiency of movement
  • Muscle flexibility, function, tone and strength
  • Immune system function
  • Deeper and easier breathing
  • Circulation of blood and lymph fluids
  • State of alertness
  • Ability to monitor stress signals and respond appropriately
  • Capability for clear thinking
  • Feeling of well-being
  • Awareness of mind-body connection
  • Self-image
  • A sense of being unified and in harmony