are-thereIf you suffer from depression, or know someone who does, then you understand how awful it can be. It’s more than just “having the blues.” It’s a deep, pervasive sense of loss or sadness that doesn’t appear to have a fix.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to alleviate, and eventually rid yourself of depression, and you probably know several possible treatments already. One thing you may not have known, however, is that chiropractic care can help alleviate depression.

That seems strange to most people, because on the surface of it, depression and chiropractic care don’t seem to have anything in common. A closer look, however, reveals a strong connection.

Every feeling in your body is controlled by nerves. When your central nervous system is out of whack, you feel bad in general. When nerves get irritated, you get numbness and pain.

By keeping your body’s central nervous system in good working order, which is a large part of what a chiropractor does, you remove many of the conditions necessary for depression to take root and thrive in.
In addition to periodic chiropractic adjustments as a means of warding off depression, you should strongly consider a periodic therapeutic massage.

Massage therapy has a number of well-documented benefits. Sure, it feels great, and that by itself is certainly reason enough to treat yourself to one now and again. Beyond that, there’s a growing body of evidence that suggests a regular therapeutic massage can help with everything from depression to anxiety, and even help you get rid of certain digestive disorders!

The bottom line here is simple: If you’re suffering from depression, there are a number of things you can do about it. One of those is therapeutic massage. You don’t have to live with the feeling. You can take action, and in doing so, take control of and ultimately banish your depression.