Oftentimes, the best therapeutic approach is a combination of healing techniques. One such combination is massage and acupuncture. For many ailments, this combination can help speed up the healing process and target stubborn pain. It is also works well to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Clients who use these treatments together find that they start to feel amazing with only a few sessions.
How Massage and Acupuncture Work Together
Many people suffering from chronic muscle spasms, migraines and acute pain find it difficult to withstand even the gentlest massage therapy treatments. These treatments are necessary to treat the pain at its source.
The localised inflammation at the trouble spot increases the body’s pain response. This naturally makes the area painful to the touch, something many of us have experienced. Massages using fascial or reflexive techniques can help release muscle spasms, but getting to use these methods is tricky when the patient can scarcely handle being touched.
Acupuncture operates off of the body’s natural energy to restore your vitality and balance internal systems. In this process, it cools inflammation in the body and stimulates both the pleasure and pain centres of the brain. As this occurs, the injured body is better prepared for massage treatments. The release of endorphins relaxes the body and the patient experiences enhanced pain tolerance and management. The skilled massage therapist is then able to bypass the patient’s pain response and work on the underlying muscle tissue.
Massage and acupuncture also work incredibly well for treating depression and anxiety. As acupuncture causes the release of endorphins, the patient starts to feel more euphoric and happy. Meanwhile, the massages lower stress levels and provide touch therapy. Studies have highlighted both of these factors as helpful in reducing the symptoms of anxiety, depression and even insomnia. Patients begin to feel more balanced in no time.
Combined Massage and Acupuncture Therapy Helps:
- Acute pain
- Muscle spasms
- SI joint problems
- Damaged nerves
- Traumatic injury recovery
Massage and Acupuncture Speed Healing
Through the combination of massage and acupuncture, you can enhance your body’s natural ability to heal. When you add in other natural medicine treatment, you are giving your body the most support possible to recover from whatever it is that ails you. Massage and acupuncture work well with naturopathic treatments or chiropractic care, depending on your health concerns.
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