Dr. Anthony Faro, BS, MS, DC, DABCI

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By Dr. Anthony Faro, D.C.
October 12, 2018
Tags: Massage Therapy   Anxiety   Bad Posture  

The advantages of having a professional massage go much further than indulging in some relaxing time for yourself. The benefits that massage has on your overall health are numerous; Dr. Anthony Faro, your chiropractor in Lake Wales, Florida, may recommend massage therapy for a variety of conditions.Massage Therapy

Help with anxiety

It's no secret that having a massage is a relaxing experience. But a recent study conducted at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center found that people who received professional massages, like those offered at Alternative Care in Lake Wales, actually had lower levels of stress hormones than those who don't. If you've been feeling stressed out and overwhelmed, making time for regular massages could help reduce those feelings and replace them with more positive and beneficial ones in the long term.

Reduction in inflammation

Massage has been shown to improve the circulation of your blood, which in turn promotes healing to sore and overworked muscles. It's also been shown to increase the white blood cell count, further enhancing the healing process. Another study in 2011 determined that people with chronic back pain benefited from massages just as much as other common treatments.

Posture improvement

People whose jobs require sitting in a chair most of the day may be carrying a lot of muscle tension in their shoulders, neck, and lower back. Massage sessions at your Lake Wales chiropractor's office, however, can counteract this "on-the-job hazard" and leave you standing taller and sitting straighter in between your appointments.

If you'd like to schedule a massage, or have any other questions, we'd be glad to help you! Simply contact Alternative Care in Lake Wales, Florida today!

By Dr. Anthony Faro, D.C.
December 29, 2017
Tags: Massage Therapy  

If you have received chiropractic care, you know it focuses on wellness and proper functioning of your muscles, skeleton and nervous and massage therapycirculatory systems. Our bodies operate well when these systems are balanced, and they don't when injured or unbalanced due to stress, poor nutrition, age or disease process. At the Alternative Care Wellness Center, Dr. Anthony Faro provides optimal wellness for his patients through chiropractic adjustments, nutritional counseling, acupuncture and more. At the Buona Vita Spa on premises at the Center, Kelli Faro provides therapeutic and relaxation massage in Lake Wales, FL, to augment chiropractic services. Learn more about how massage benefits total body wellness and function.

What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy is the precise manual manipulation of muscles, ligaments and tendons to ensure their best function. Performed for simple relaxation, as an addition to chiropractic care, or prescribed by a physician to complement traditional medical treatments, massage therapy in Lake Wales maintains and restores function to the neck, upper and lower back, buttocks and upper and lower extremities.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health says that massage therapy works extremely well to relieve pain and other problems associated with ongoing health problems. For instance, the NCCIH states that many people with ongoing mental health issues find massage lessens their symptoms of depression.

Other benefits of massage may include:

  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Increased mobility and joint range of motion after injury
  • Reduced healing times after surgery or injury
  • Pain management for the neck, lumbar region of the spine and sciatic nerve dysfunction
  • Increased flow of oxygen and nutrients to sore or poorly functioning areas of the body
  • Decrease of inflammation from arthritis, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune disorders
  • Improvement of posture
  • Better lubrication of joints

Dr. Faro also believes that massage therapy makes his chiropractic treatments easier to accomplish, work better and last longer, helping the body participate in healing itself and in staying healthy.

Learn more

Why not find out if massage therapy in Lake Wales, FL, can help you feel your best? Contact the Alternative Care Wellness Center for a consultation with Dr. Faro. We have convenient appointments throughout the week, including early morning hours. Phone (863) 676-2225.