Massage increases blood and lymphatic circulation, which help remove toxins and waste from muscles. It also causes a decrease in blood pressure and heart rate through reflex effects from the sympathetic nervous system. Reflex effects can include relief of muscle spasms and cramps, as well as muscle relaxation. Through passive range of motion, an increase in flexibility can also be obtained.
Massage is also effective in relieving discomfort and pain, in decreasing chronic stress, anxiety and tension and in providing a greater sense of well-being. El Dorado Chiropractic & Wellness also offers chiropractic care. The therapist loosens and relaxes the muscles, and the chiropractor realigns the spine.
Chiropractic produces results by helping your nervous system work the way it should. Dr. Dawson works with patients dealing with back and spine problems using adjustments in conjunction with massage. In most cases, insurance covers these procedures. Call to check your benefits.