Many studies have demonstrated the health benefits of massage, and massage therapy can improve help and stimulate healing in several ways. First, massage helps relieve chronic and acute pain issues by relaxing muscles, so they are able to function properly and without pain. It does this by “breaking apart” tender spots called trigger points that can cause both local and diffuse symptoms, and by promoting better circulation so oxygen-rich blood can reach damaged tissues and fuel the recovery process. And, it also helps by enabling the body to be more efficient at removing built-up toxins that can interfere with muscle function while also contributing to pain and other symptoms. Plus, massage encourages the brain to release “feel good” chemicals that can relieve chronic stress and anxiety, to primary contributors to acute and chronic pain.
One of the benefits of massage is that it can incorporate different strokes and motions as well as reach different depths of tissue to address pain, trigger points, and stiffness wherever these issues may be. There are several types of massage to address a wide array of issues, including Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue massage, and other approaches, including massage techniques that also incorporate hot stones to relieve specific points of tension and aromatherapy to release the natural healing properties associated with olfactory stimulation. Massage can be used to relieve pain and improve function following traumatic injury or surgery, to help athletes perform at their peak and avoid injury, to reduce symptoms associated with chronic diseases like arthritis and fibromyalgia, and to relieve chronic stress and promote better overall health and wellness.
Even a single massage session can have a significant effect on overall health and wellness, but to get the most benefits, multiple sessions are recommended. Each massage treatment plan is customized to help every patient experience optimal benefits.
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