This fast-paced world that we live in does not afford much downtime or relaxation. Many people are on the go from the time that they wake up until the time that they go to sleep. This means that the majority of people are living with stress or tension. This isn’t abnormal, and usually small amounts of stress will not negatively affect the overall health and well-being. Excess amounts of  negative stress may cause health related issues. Relaxing isn’t always the easiest thing to do when every day brings new challenges, but Schilsky Chiropractic Center can help! Our chiropractic services in Jacksonville include relaxing massage therapy!

For thousands of years, massage has been used to help people decrease muscle tightness, decrease stress, and relieve tension. After a long and stressful week, it might be satisfying to get a massage to help ease tension. The hands on care that massage provides also gives people a sense of comfort that they may not receive otherwise. Multiple studies over many different years have shown that massage is a very effective means of decreasing stress and muscle tension.

One of the ways in which massage helps to decrease stress is by stimulating the release of serotonin and dopamine. Cortisol levels also decrease following massage therapy. When cortisol levels are decreased throughout the body, the individual that is experiencing stress or tension will begin to feel better. Serotonin levels are responsible for mood, and decreased levels can lead to immune system problems. Dopamine levels are responsible for motivation, and decreases levels can lead to decreased motivation and concentration issues. Jacksonville chiropractic services such as massage therapy will help the body function in a more natural manner.

When you are living with tension and stress, it is time to look for a natural way to feel better. Call Schilsky Chiropractic Center to learn how their massage therapy services can help you relax!