There's no doubt about it -- having a massage makes you feel fantastic! Did you also know that there are surprising health benefits of massage that go beyond relaxing you and working out those knots in your muscles? The following are just the beginning of the numerous benefits of massage.


1. It provides relief from chronic pain

If you have fibromyalgia, degenerative joints, arthritis, disc problems or other types of pain that involves soft tissues, massage could provide a way for you to obtain relief within just a few sessions.


2. It might make you look years younger

One of the primary purposes of massage is to stimulate the flow of blood. This helps plump up slack skin, encourage the drainage of toxins from the your lymphatic system, improves your complexion by adding vitality and makes you look radiant, healthy and younger.


3. It can reduce migraines

Migraines can make it nearly impossible to function coherently. However, massage therapy has been shown to positively affect those recipients who suffer from their debilitating effects. According to University of Auckland researchers, study participants reported better sleep and fewer migraines.


4. It could help banish the symptoms of PMS

PMS is notable for the symptoms it produces. Weight gain, mood swings, headaches and bloating are just a few of the signs that PMS is in effect. Researchers from the University of Miami Medical School and the Touch Research Institute conducted a study whose participants reported a reduction in the symptoms of PMS for women between the ages of 19 and 45.


5. It can help with cancer's side effects

Massage therapy has a positive effect on those who suffer from cancer according to a study completed by New York City's Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. Conducted in 2004, researchers discovered that massage therapy methods such as light touch massage, foot massage and Swedish massage kept symptoms like depression, pain, stress, fatigue and nausea in check for patients.


At Twin Cities Chiropractic, we offer massage as an option for patients who are suffering from a host of ailments, as well as those that are searching for a natural method of relaxation. Contact us today to set up an appointment and see how good you can feel.