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Back & Neck Care Chiropractic Promotes Massage Therapy for Stress Reduction

VANCOUVER, Wash., Jan. 17, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Back & Neck Care Chiropractic of Vancouver, Washington, which offers a complete lineup of traditional chiropractic services, recently launched a campaign to raise awareness about its massage therapy services and how they can assist in alleviating stress. Dr. Michael Pettet and his team offer a variety of different massage styles. The style that is used for any given patient is based on their specific ailments and concerns, and the treatment is customized to suit their needs.

During massage therapy, massaging motions are applied to the body using hands and other body parts. While working, the massage therapist identifies areas of tension. By applying the right amount of pressure, tension is alleviated. This process helps alleviate issues that arise when prolonged or excessive stress causes overworked muscles, including muscle spasms, stiffness, soreness and feelings of tiredness and fatigue. Its benefits also extend into stress relief, which not only helps decrease mental anxiety and stress but helps treat conditions that are exacerbated by stress, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, migraines, depression and obesity.

"Chiropractic care is about more than alleviating pain that's caused by spinal misalignment," said Dr. Pettet. "It is a complete approach to physical and mental wellness, and managing, reducing, and eliminating stress via targeted massage therapy plays a huge part in that." Clinical studies have borne out the rejuvenating effects of massage, crediting the practice with increasing oxygen flow, improving the circulation of blood and fluids throughout the body, improving muscle tone, enhancing the elimination of bodily wastes, and promoting feelings of peacefulness, relaxation, and relief. In fact, a study by Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles showed that after just one session, patients experienced biological changes and showed significant reductions in levels of the stress hormone cortisol as well as an increase in white blood cells, which help boost immune function.

Dr. Pettet recommends massage therapy for the vast majority of his patients not only for pain management but for the considerable mental benefits that it provides as well. In addition to the benefits that are highlighted above, massage therapy helps to flush out lactic acid, which accumulates in the muscles over time and can cause injuries to skeletal muscle cells. "For so many reasons, we encourage everyone to give massage therapy a try," said Dr. Pettet. "We hope that this new campaign will make area residents aware that Back & Neck Care Chiropractic offers this service as well as a complete array of chiropractic services," he added.

Back & Neck Care Chiropractic is located in Vancouver, Washington near the Mill Plain and I-205 interchange. Anyone who would like to learn more or who would like to schedule an appointment for massage therapy or other services is encouraged to contact the clinic at (360) 253-6674.

Back & Neck Care Chiropractic, (360) 253-6674

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