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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Ask the average person what they think of when you say massage therapy and they most likely will mention getting sore or tight muscles rubbed, getting relaxed or reducing tension. These are probably the main reasons most people seek out massage treatments.
These common reasons to schedule a massage are wonderful, but I want to review review the very broad scope of treatment that massage addresses every day. Many of these conditions may not directly apply to you, but you may know someone — a family member or friend — who is affected. At the very least, you should find it interesting to learn just how beneficial massage therapy is to all of us in our quest to lead a happy and healthy life.
The medical conditions that people find therapeutic massage can help include:

allergies
anxiety
arthritis
asthma & bronchitis
carpal tunnel syndrome
chronic & temporary pain
circulatory problems
depression
digestive disorders
headache, especially due to tension
insomnia
myofascial pain (where the muscles connect)
reduced range of motion
sinusitis
sports injuries
stress
TMJ (noise and/or pain in the jaw joint)

As interest in massage therapy grows, more studies are being conducted to verify the anecdotal results clients have reported for years.
As an example, several studies offer evidence that immune function is strengthened by massage therapy — in both healthy people as well as those who are fighting disease.
It is for these great reasons that we have added massage therapy to our list of wellness services at Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness.  Our mission is to bring you to gold medal health and with the addition of massage, we now have one more tool in our tool box to help you meet your health goals!  

Anyone wishing more information may contact Dr. Cummins, whose office is located at 4122 Factoria Blvd. SE, Suite 202, Bellevue, WA (telephone 425-590-9158).