Massage is no longer only a luxury or being pampered at the spa…it helps healing and promotes healthy muscles!
What is massage? Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing or manipulating your skin, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but they may also use their forearms and elbows. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.
Here are some common types of massage:
Stress Release or Swedish Massage, Trigger Point or Pressure Point Release Massage, Sports Massage
Benefits of Massage:
- Decreases stress
- Speeds healing
- Improved circulation, which nourishes cells and removes toxins
- Relief of tight muscles and knots
- Decreases pain
- Greater flexibility and range of motion
- Increased energy and vitality
- Decreases scar tissue
Massage has been show effective in treating multiple ailments including:
- Digestive Disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Muscle strains/sprains
- Sports injuries
Ask one of our physical therapists about how massage can enhance your treatment and speed up your recovery!