Massage therapy can provide relief from different types of pain and discomfort; whether it stems from stress or you are suffering from chronic pain, massage therapy may be right for you.
To fully experience the benefits of massage therapy, a series of half-hour to 1-hour sessions may be recommended.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is a technique that has been around for centuries as a natural way to heal injuries, relieve pain, and even prevent illness. Massage promotes circulation to injured or affected muscles which increases the nutrients and oxygen in the damaged tissues. Ultimately reducing the swelling and stiffness in your muscles and joints as well as increasing flexibility to relieve pain.
If you regularly feel achy and stiff or experience constant stress, you should consider adding massage to your healthcare treatment plan. There are many benefits to adding massage therapy to your treatment plan.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Lower stress - The long-term effects of stress can take physical and emotional tolls on a person. Massage therapy may relieve stress and other conditions associated with stress, such as tension headaches, by reducing the production of stress hormones and increasing relaxation.
Improved physical fitness - Massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance, and prevent injuries. Improving circulation, energy, and alertness. Physical benefits also include improved recovery of soft tissue injuries and increased joint mobility and flexibility.
Increased immune function - Massage therapy can boost your immune system by naturally increasing your body’s killer T cells that fight off viruses. Massage has also been proven to stimulate the lymphatic system.
Improved mental health - When a person is suffering from chronic pain, it can cause anxiety, depression, and even stress. These take a physical toll on your body. By relieving pain, these things naturally improve over time. Many people also experience heightened mental alertness.
Massage therapy has also been used to treat conditions such as:
- Digestive disorders
- Lower back pain
- Nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains
- Upper back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Insomnia related to stress
- And more
If you or a loved one suffer from chronic pain and would like to learn more about massage therapy in Miami or surrounding cities, contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.