4 Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Is Good for Your Health
Our patients are often astounded at how massage therapy improves their quality of life. Here are four clear benefits of this form of treatment:
1. Faster healing - If you are trying to recover from an injury or surgical procedure, massage therapy can help you improve healing faster. Swedish massage increases blood flow to an injury site so cells can use nutrients and oxygen to repair themselves more efficiently. Deep tissue massage can break up internal scar tissue that may be limiting your ability to heal from an old injury.
2. Chronic pain relief - Massage therapy can enhance the body's ability to remove inflammation from its tissues. The boost in circulatory function helps to move lactic acid and other inflammatory substances out of the muscles. Massage also stimulates the release of serotonin and other natural chemicals that make you feel happier and more relaxed. People with fibromyalgia can experience relief from the painful muscle knots common to this condition.
3. Increased flexibility - Massage can loosen tight muscles that limit your range of motion, increasing your pain-free flexibility and preventing future strains or other injuries. Athletes often use sports massage to stay limber and flexible so they can perform better in competition. Deep tissue massage's ability to break up old scar tissue can also restore long-lost flexibility.
4. Higher level of overall wellness - Massage therapy can prove highly effective as a preventative wellness tool. Stress is known to cause or worsen many serious ailments including hypertension, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, headaches and heart disease; it also impairs the immune system, making you more susceptible to infections. Massage helps you keep everyday stresses at bay so your body can function more normally.
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The best way to understand the benefits of massage therapy is to experience it. Contact Lifetime Health and Wellness for a consultation so we can discuss how massage might help you!
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