Many people treat themselves to the occasional spa massage as a way to relax and unwind. But massage therapy can actually provide many other healthful benefits as well. This time-tested healing method loosens tight muscles and relaxes the mind, but it can also accelerate the healing of the body’s soft tissues, relieve pain, treat and assist conditions and improve overall physical function. The combination of muscle relaxation and circulatory stimulation provided by therapeutic massage can have a major impact on many different types of health conditions. The release of physical and emotional tension can ease breathing in people suffering from respiratory problems, lower blood pressure, and help relieve tension headaches and migraines as well. Therapeutic massage helps by increasing blood flow and lymphatic drainage that helps reduce edema and swelling that is associated with pregnancy, trama, sports injuries, tension headaches and migraines. This time tested therapy makes a perfect compliment to chiropractic care.