The human body gets out of alignment from a variety of reasons including injuries, bad posture, poor exercise form, difficult sleeping positions, etc. If this misalignment or imbalance isn’t addressed, it can develop into more serious issues.
First, it’s important to understand why this happens:
Overuse Versus Underuse
The human form generally seeks balance - when the conditions are healthy and body mechanics are correct, the body acts as an efficient machine. It can run fast, jump high, and tackle a wide variety of tasks like carrying groceries, picking up kids, driving cars, playing sports and so on.
When something like an accident or an injury occurs, the body attempts to self-correct, trying to get back to its homeostatic balance. Unfortunately, this is where the help of a professional is often required.
For example, if you sprain your ankle playing basketball, the rest of your leg muscles will compensate and contract to protect the hurt area. These surrounding muscles go into a state of overuse while the hurt area, the ankle in this scenario, goes into a state of underuse.
Massage for Help
When the body is out of whack, massage is an excellent tool that can be employed to effectively bring much-needed relief and realignment to your muscles. It can gently coax injured or strained areas into proper function while reducing swelling and pain. Through the application of pressure and movement, massage addresses the body’s deep muscle tissue to promote healing.
Oftentimes body misalignment or imbalance can result from something as simple as sitting at a desk all day. Give us a call today and let our team restore your mind, body and balance.