Is Massage Safe?
It’s been a long, crazy year and we’re only seven months through it! We know that for many of our patients, friends, neighbors, and family, it’s also been an incredibly stressful time. You want to find ways to healthfully address stress and anxiety, and may be wondering:
Is it safe to get a massage?
Rushmore Family Chiropractic has a dedicated and highly-trained massage therapist, Carol Ann Runcik, at our office. We are committed to maintaining the highest level of safety during this time, and that extends to massage treatments.
As long as your massage therapist has taken the necessary precautions to keep themselves and their clients protected, then YES! Massage is safe! Safe, and encouraged!
Massage isn’t just a feel-good spa service. There are so many benefits to massage therapy. First and foremost, massage is an important way for the body to recover from being in a constant state of fear, anxiety, and overstimulation.
The comfort of touch is also therapeutic, sending feel-good endorphins through the body to let it know that it ‘is safe’.
We know that massage therapy has proven results when it comes to reducing stress, depression, and anxiety, as well as promoting relaxation and healthy sleep habits.
Massage also lowers your blood pressure and strengthens your immune system. We know how important it is right now for you to be at your optimum best – and keeping blood pressure rates down and your immune system strong is critical.
You will also experience improved flexibility after massage therapy, overall improvement to your neck and back health plus strength, and effective prevention of headaches.
Plus, massage therapy can also ease menstrual symptoms including cramps.
Think about your health, the health of those you love, and those who care for those you love. Are there essential workers who have supported you and your family during this time? How do you think a healthy, safe massage would make them feel? Or do you know a pregnant mom who could really use an invigorating massage treatment?
You can rest assured that Carol Ann will take every precaution with you or any other client that you refer for massage therapy. That includes checking temperatures, wearing masks, and frequent handwashings. We do use skin-to-skin contact, but according to medical experts, as long as you are washing your hands before and after (and for the patient, refraining from touching their face) you can trust that you are getting a safe and effective massage.