Does pain or restricted movements keep you from living the life that you want?
Often sports injuries, household accidents, repetitive actions on the job and tension from everyday stress can cause problems that take up permanent residence in our bodies. Muscle aches, chronic pain, discomforting stress and minor illness are always an annoyance, but when they interfere with your productivity at work or home, they cost you valuable time and money. Freeing yourself from these distressing and costly distractions can have a profound affect on your productivity and feelings of well-being.
How Can Massage Help You?
PAIN: Massage can relieve many types of soft tissue pain from an acute muscle cramp to the chronic pain associated with conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia. Muscles automatically contract around any painful site to support and protect the area. If this pain persists, muscles can become so contracted that they press on nerves and cause tingling, numbness and even more pain. Massage acts directly on your muscles with stretching and kneading motions. Massage helps by stretching tight muscles and by stimulating the nervous system to relax muscle tension and release natural pain relievers such as endorphins.
STRESS: Massage is one of the best-known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook on life, and in the process reduces your likelihood of injury and illness. Stress can develop into painful conditions like chronic headaches or shoulder and back pain. Massage provides immediate relief by triggering your body’s own “relaxation response”.
INJURIES: Massage can help heal injuries such as tendonitis that develop over time, as well as ligament sprains or muscles strains caused by an accident. Massage reduces inflammation by increasing circulation, which removes waste products and brings nutrition to injured cells.
POSTURE: Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints and the muscle’s tough connective tissue coverings, freeing your body to return to a more natural posture. Both the therapist and client need to work together to stretch and strengthen short, tight muscles in order to relieve pain caused by abnormal spinal curvature.