Benefits To Massage Therapy

If you have been interested in massage therapy in the past it's likely been in search of relaxation and self-care, but there are more benefits to the treatment, some often overlooked. Massage therapy with your Edmonton, AB, health professionals can also help you manage chronic pain and migraine symptoms. These benefits are explored below but if you would like to learn more you can get in contact with Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic.

Stress Relief

Stress can have a negative impact on your physical health and is known to contribute to better sleep and an improved mood. Massage therapy is more than just back rubs, as it's commonly believed, the calming and relaxing experience is beneficial in itself but there is much more to the treatment.

Pain Relief

Massage therapy is very common among athletes who are looking to reduce tension in muscles that feel tight or spasm. Regular treatments can improve performance by focusing on these tissues and can even help prevent injuries.

For those with chronic pain, the relief offered can help you avoid the overuse of over-the-counter pain medication, which can have negative effects on your health, or worse yet, the use of opioids, which can cause a very harmful dependency.

Pain relief and even improved healing can be attributed to massage therapy's effect on circulation and even in the way it can improve the way the nervous system functions.


Whether it's casual or recurring headaches, or more commonly, migraines, massage therapy can be very beneficial.

The treatment can help you sleep, and it is well documented that lack of sleep can trigger migraines, which can make you sleep less, and get you caught up in a painful cycle.

Massage therapy can sometimes help address the underlying symptom causing the recurring headaches but also help manage the symptom itself, the pain.

Massage Therapy in Edmonton, AB

Whatever the benefits you are looking to reap with massage therapy you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Oviatt and Dr. Martinook of Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton, AB, by dialing (780) 457-3621.


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  • "Dr.Oviatt is one of the best!!!!!!!!!! i've been with him for 10 yrs and he's always made me feel better... And ANGIE IS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!"

    - Patient, Apr. 15, 2014