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Massage Therapy for Stress Reduction

Written By Dr. David Wren Chiropractic on November 7, 2018

When you overwork yourself, it is easy to get stressed. 

Sometimes, stress is hard to prevent. 

Sudden events can permanently change your life, so making adjustments for the sake of your mental and physical health is important. 

There are many ways you can approach stress relief, but for long-lasting results, massage therapy for stress is one proven way to do it.

How Does Massage Therapy Cure Stress?

The results are positive and proven beyond the physical benefits. In clinical trials, studies determined that using massage therapy for 12 weeks not only provided immediate relief of various aches and pains, but decreased symptoms associated with anxiety and depression.  

So what is the right type of massage therapy for you? 

There are several types of massage, but the most common are Swedish massages, trigger point massages, deep tissue massages, and sports massages. Each has their own unique approach to healing aches and pains. 

1. Swedish Massage

A Swedish massage directly works with the soft tissues of the body for a gentle, stress-relieving experience. It uses calming oils to create a relaxing experience. 

2. Trigger Point Massage

Trigger point massages target areas that are a persistent problem in a person’s life and deactivate them. This technique is fantastic for those suffering from chronic headaches or other specific pains that can cause major stress. 

3. Deep Tissue Massage

Though there are many different approaches to a deep tissue massage, many massage therapists go deeper than a Swedish massage by reaching deeper layers of muscle tissue. It approaches harder knots in the muscles, unraveling major stress.

4. Sports Massage

Sports massages are perfect for an athlete and their specific needs. They help to prevent potential injuries or work to heal current injuries an athlete may have. It also enhances the performance of the athlete by preparing their muscles for strenuous work.  

Which Form of Massage is Best for Me? 

The type of massage therapy used completely depends on personal choice and what a massage therapist determines is the correct treatment for you. 

Discussing your individual needs with a professional is essential to finding a long-lasting and effective therapy session. 

If you’re ready to give massage therapy for stress a try, finding a professional is the most important first step. The office of Dr. David Wren uses chiropractic therapy and massage therapy to heal a variety of aches and pains, including sports injuries.

To get in contact with their office, call 229-883-0042 or go to their contact page. From there, you can easily discuss your specific needs and set up your first appointment.

Posted In: Chiropractic