Massage Therapy’s Roll in Wellness

serenityMuscle and fascial restriction in the neck, back and hips is the MOST common cause of pain in the body. Since muscle tension causes misalignment of the physical structure, addressing muscular imbalance should often be our first line of defense.Still, many people believe that the common headache is a result of something other than muscle tension. Medication for a headache may be helpful and/or needed as a temporary measure; however, true pain relief is often achieved only with manual therapy.

In some cases, other forms of manual therapy may also be helpful; chiropractic care, physical therapy and acupuncture are highly complementary to massage work. Combining these modalities has been known to be highly beneficial.