The benefits of medical massage can improve overall conditions that you might be seeking assistance from your physician.
In today’s fast-paced world the demands between work, family, and friends puts both physical stress and emotional stress on our bodies.
Sitting for long periods of time in front of a computer, or standing for long periods of time can put strain and stress on our low backs. Repetitive movements cause wear and tear on muscles, and joints. Medical or Therapeutic massage can be an effective tool to manage the affects of overworked muscles and irritated nerves.
Back strains from over use, improper lifting, or weakened core muscles respond well to therapeutic massage.
Emotional stress due to overwork and the vigorous demands of our faced paced lives can also benefit from Therapeutic Massage. The soothing calming effects can provide the healing and restful affects. It can be the equivalent beneficial effects of a week’s worth of vacation.
Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques. The most popular is Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body.
Improvement of nerve pain
Pain is experienced when tight over worked muscles put stress on nerves as they exit the spine. Massage can benefit in the reduction of pain, common in areas of the neck radiating into the arms, and lower back, extending down into the legs
When a muscle goes into spasm, (an uncontrolled
contraction of the muscle) therapeutic massage can increase circulation to the area. This often eases the spasm, allowing the body to begin the healing process.
Muscles that support the head along the neck area can become tight with the physical demand that we all face. Muscles also surround the head and respond to the tight neck muscles by tightening and causing headaches. Chronic headaches and neck pain usually respond well to therapeutic massage.
Secondary Benefits of Therapeutic Massage
The effects of therapeutic massage extend beyond just the expected physical effects. Studies show that after a massage increases in both red and white blood cells may occur. Endorphins released during the massage decrease blood pressure by as much as 25%-30%. Just as the effects of stress accumulate over time, so can the beneficial effects of therapeutic massage.