If you have never seen a massage therapist before, or just aren’t sure when you are supposed to see a massage therapist in general, then don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Here at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield, we get asked on a regular basis when the best time to see your massage therapist is. If you are wondering, then maybe it’s time you came and paid us a visit! Today, we look at some of the common scenarios, situations, and symptoms that indicate you should go get a massage from your local massage therapist.

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Headaches aren’t always a sign that you need to see your massage therapist; they could indicate that you are dehydrated, that there is a dramatic shift in air pressure, or there is something going on neurologically. But, we find that much of the time headache symptoms can be relieved from massage therapy. Sometimes, headaches are the result of tense muscles in the head, neck, and back areas. These muscles stay constantly tense and ultimately lead to pain in other areas of the body — like the head. If you are getting regular headaches, then try visiting your nearest massage therapist — they will more than likely be able to help.

It’s been a while

Believe it or not, many people have never been to the chiropractor or massage therapist. That is a surefire sign that it’s time to stop by. If you have never been before, or if it’s been quite some time, then many of your muscles can be tensed up and in dire need of professional relief. For those who have never had a massage before, it can help improve your mood, your posture, your overall happiness, decrease pain — both chronic and acute — and much more! What have you got to lose? Try something new by scheduling your first appointment with a massage therapist. We are certain that you will not regret it!

You haven’t been sleeping well

One connection that many people don’t put together is that sleep problems can often be fixed with a trip to the massage therapist. Even if you aren’t necessarily in pain, stiff joints and muscles can make it significantly more difficult to fall asleep and stay asleep. It may sound silly, but trust us, if you aren’t sleeping very well, then give massage therapy a try. Worst case scenario is it doesn’t help you sleep any better. But best case scenario? You get some of the best sleep you’ve had in years.

You work a desk job

Working nine to five at a desk job can be a fantastic way to make a living — it can even sometimes be relaxing. However, over the years, sitting down in an office chair day in and day out can take its toll. Improper posture habits can be developed, muscles and joints can become tense, and you can start to develop headaches. We are by no means telling you to go out and quit your desk job (unless that’s what you want to do), but if you are going to continue to work at a desk day after day, then it is a good idea to schedule appointments with your chiropractor to help combat some of the side effects that can come with spending eight hours a day at your desk.

Do you work a nine to five desk job in Bakersfield? Reach out to us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness today!

Your posture is not great

Poor posture can be a sign that you are holding tension in your body that is causing your posture to be off. Stiff muscles and many posture issues, in general, can be worked out in a few sessions of massage therapy depending on the exact nature of your posture difficulties. Massage is a great, natural way to improve your posture, release stored tension in the body, and even improve overall flexibility and range of motion.

Interested in learning more about whether or not you should see your local massage therapist? Reach out to us at Core Chiropractic + Wellness in Bakersfield today!