What Are Some Benefits of Massage Therapy?
When you are living with chronic pain, relief often presents itself in the form of ice packs, anti-inflammatories, and heat treatments. However, these treatments only mask symptoms, and do not resolve the source of the issue. With massage therapy, you will treat the underlying cause of your discomfort, making it possible to live without pain without the need for medications. No matter what is leading to your symptoms, our massage therapist takes the time to treat your condition.
Therapeutic massage therapy restores blood flow, which reduces painful inflammation by providing your problem areas with the nutrients and fresh oxygen you need. Inflammation pushes your tissues out of place and significantly slows the healing process. Massage also reduces the inflammation and swelling that surrounds areas of injury, so you can regain strength and wellness.
In addition to its anti-inflammatory benefits, massage therapy also offers functional benefits for patients. If your injury has decreased your ability to move or utilize a joint, massage can improve your range of movement in just one treatment. Improving flexibility not only reduces the risk of future injury, but also helps arrest the growth of scar tissue. When you are relaxed, your stress levels decrease, which is another added benefit during the pain and stress you experience after an injury. It gives you the physical and mental advantage of creating a healing state for your mind and body.
How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work?
Many individuals have heard of a massage, but most do not understand how a deep tissue massage works. This special technique offers a series of benefits for most patients, as it focuses on the underlying components of the body. Our massage therapist uses specific pressure points to treat the source of pain and discomfort.
Deep tissue massage maintains a focus on the deepest layers of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia. This type of massage is similar to Swedish massage, but the more intense pressure is typically beneficial for releasing chronic muscle tension and soreness. A study on the effects of this massage technique was published in 2008 that was conducted on participants who reported muscle spasm or strain. The researchers found that deep tissue massage can definitively lower heart rate and blood pressure. Schedule your appointment with us today to put this massage technique to work for your condition
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