Massage or Acupuncture?
What’s the difference and which one is better?
- improves blood circulation to help the body eliminate waste and increase nutrients to the area massaged;
- releases nerve compression (by the muscles) to help relive nerve pain;
- relaxes muscles; and
- feels great!
Acupuncture does everything massage does, but in addition it:
- ‘reprograms’ your central nervous system so your body keeps the affected areas more relaxed and increases the blood flow all the time – not just during the acupuncture session;
- causes your body to release endorphins and enkephalins – the body’s natural feel-good hormones. This is why you feel so good after acupuncture!;
- takes less time per treatment to achieve the same result – acupuncture is 15-20 minutes versus 1 hour’s massage;
- is highly affecting at treating joints as well as muscles.
However, I think that massage can be better for acute injuries. And acupuncture melbourne is better for chronic problems and joint issues than massage.