Getting Your Back Fixed

Few things are more frustrating than dealing with a bad back. Unfortunately, I found myself in that situation a few months back after I sprained my back lifting my baby. It was absolutely debilitating, but I knew that I was going to have to live with it. I kept trying to clean my house, look after my kids, and handle my daily chores, but the pain just kept getting worse. Fortunately, a friend of mine recommended a great chiropractor that could help. He adjusted my back and things started to get better. This blog is all about the benefits of working with a professional.

How A Simple Massage Can Help Your Health When You're Often Alone


In this day and age, communication via the internet and mobile phones is easier than ever. While this has led to many conveniences, like communicating with people over long distances and being able to work from home, it can also cause a serious lack of physical connectivity with other people. There are major health and emotional benefits that come from simple human touch, but going to work or seeing friends in-person aren't the only ways to receive these benefits. If you aren't spending much time around other people, read this guide to find out how the simple act of a massage might be able to help.

The Physical Benefits of Touch

Physical touch doesn't just feel good, it's also good for your body and overall health. Various studies have been performed, and they've found that the simple act of touch can benefit your health in all these ways:

  • Decreases in Blood Pressure - The simple act of touch has been shown to reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension.
  • Increased Immunity - Studies have shown that people suffering from diseases or illnesses like breast cancer have stronger immune systems after being touched.
  • Decreased Pain - Massage in particular has been shown to help pregnant women with their pain levels.

Emotional Benefits of Touch

Touch and massage have a wide variety of emotional and mental benefits as well. You may be able to get relief if you're experiencing any of these problems:

  • Pre-Natal Depression - Women who are experiencing depression during pregnancy have been shown to experience relief in their symptoms following massage.
  • Anxiety - Children and adults can experience a stress reduction and lowered levels of anxiety after being touched, ranging from a simple pat on the back to a full-fledged massage.
  • Emotional Relaxation - Being touched causes the brain to release a chemical called oxytocin. Oxytocin creates an emotional feeling of love, compassion, and well-being, which can help to alleviate depression or simply make you feel better about your situation.


While touch clearly has many benefits, not everyone is in the position to be touched by people they care about and trust. Thankfully, this is one of the times massage can fill the void. Massage doesn't have to be limited purely to when you're experiencing physical discomfort, tight muscles, or other pain. A gentle massage can help you to feel better emotionally, and improve your physical health.

If you choose to get a massage, explain to your masseuse before the session why you've sought out a massage. This will let them know that rather than simply focusing on tight muscle groups, they are there to provide an overall boost to your well-being.


9 December 2015