Massage Therapy is more than a relaxing experience at Keough Chiropractic. It helps your doctor provide better chiropractic care and assists in the healing process.
The Benefits of Massage
Massage therapy is wonderful for general relaxation and wellbeing, or to address a specific complaint, such as pain or limited range of motion. Some of the general benefits of massage therapy may include:
- Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and improves waste elimination
- Relief for tight muscles (knots) and other aches and pains
- Release of nerve compression (carpel tunnel, sciatica)
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
- Enhanced energy and vitality
- Some clinical styles may help heal scar tissue as well as tendon, ligament, and muscle tears
How does a Massage improve my health?
Massage therapy may help the body in many ways. Massage can relax muscle tissue, which may lead to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This may lead to reduced pain and improved function.
Massage therapy may also improve circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis or edema (an excessive accumulation of fluid in body tissues, which may be reduced using manual lymph drainage).
Massage therapy is also thought to induce a relaxation response, which lowers the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosts the immune system; and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
Mercedes Keough was born and raised in St. Charles. Mercedes has over a decade of experience in massage techniques such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Reflexology, Prenatal and Sports massage therapy. When not working at Keough Chiropractic, Mercedes enjoys spending her free time with her fiance and daughter.
is a talented and experienced massage therapist who is determined to improve the well-being of people from all walks of life. She specializes in advanced deep tissue and myofascial release, prenatal and pediatric massage.” She firmly believes, every person’s body requires a tailored touch. Christie is married and has a daughter. In her free time, she enjoys reading, exercising, spending time with her family and friends and learning new massage techniques.