When a Massage Might be in Order

In our last blog, we talked about massage to relieve cold weather aches. But, going for a regular massage periodically is an effective way to manage a variety of health issues. Today we’re going to talk about some of the ways a massage can provide effective relief to patients to have conditions which warrant a little care instead of medications.

The lower backache


Lower backs bear the brunt of plenty of activities; too much driving, repeatedly lifting small children, or over-exuberant yard work. In most cases, finding the cause and eliminating it will keep it from returning. But, that isn’t always possible. Instead of living in misery, getting a massage will help ease that pain, making light exercise an option again.


Stress is part of our daily lives, but some of us are prone to ‘hold’ stress in our back and shoulder muscles. The same is true for patients who are depressed or anxious. The tension will cause stiffness and often pain. A massage relieves stress tension and gives the body a kind of ‘reboot,’ so the patient can go back to pain-free, graceful movements.


Headaches can be caused by tension, with or without accompanying back pain. If a patient gets tension headaches, a massage is a means of relieving stress. Massage may prevent headaches.


When a patient has insomnia, being able to relax is one of the easiest ways to trip the sleep meter back into a regular sleep pattern. As with patients who hold stress, a massage will help a patient to relax and yet invigorate them at the same time, making sleep less elusive.

Accident or injury

If the patient has had an accident or injury, a massage can help soothe a body which had been traumatized. Even after accidents in which there wasn’t an injury, a massage can relieve the body of the stress which is sometimes caused by a traumatic event.

For optimal health

Taking care of your body when it’s healthy brings it to a place of strength. This kind of strength can help push through the everyday bumps and stressors we all face. A healthy body offers the mind a chance to follow suit, so if a person is feeling a little low or rundown, a massage can be a part of getting back to a place of comfort and endurance. It’s much healthier than having a few drinks and can be part of a regular health routine.

If you think a massage might be right for you, why not book an appointment today? Because everyone deserves to feel their best.

When you’re injured in a car accident, there is no reason to delay treatment due to lack of insurance or while waiting for insurance approval. Here at Northeast Portland Chiropractic, we treat car accident cases with zero out-of-pocket cost to the patient. Call 503-493-9730.