What does massage do for you. There is the obvious; relaxation, soothing stress, and basic quiet time. However, medically does massage have therapeutic effects? The short answer is yes. There are two physical effects. It increases the blood and lymphatic circulation in our body. This gets more oxygen to our body and increases the release and removal of toxins. The other thing it does is relax the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissues. This helps with reducing adhesion’s, and painful contractions and spasms. This also helps with nerve pain. To understand this, consider that when muscles are contracted, they sometimes compress the nerves around them. When these muscles are relaxed, the nerves are no longer compressed, and consequently, can get proper nutrients and operate more efficiently. The nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain, which improves functioning of the muscles and organs. Speaking of which, organs can also benefit from massage. They share neurological pain pathways with muscles, bones, and nerves. When muscles, bones, or nerves are distressed, organs can sometimes also have distress and dysfunction. For example, low back pain can intensify menstrual cramps and menstrual cramps can cause low back muscles to tense. Massage can therefore improve symptoms associated with the functioning of both the organ and the muscles. At Breakthrough Wellness Center, along with our many services, included is massage therapy. Our Therapist is state licensed. But more importantly, she is VERY good with her techniques. Our patients are very happy with her treatments and have highly reviewed her. With many of our patients, we incorporate massage with our other diciplines, (acupuncture, physical therapy, chiropractic etc). This combination ensures our patients are getting optimal treatment. When they get well, it is more corrective than just relief. This results in less pain and a better quality of life.