Therapeutic massage incorporates a variety of advanced modalities that enhance the body’s natural restorative functions. Light to firm touch is used to release tension, relax muscles, increase blood and lymph circulation, and impart a sense of calm.
Therapeutic massage can be used as a collaborative, supportive addition to conventional medical treatment of illness and injury, alleviating pain and stress, aiding soft tissue healing, and revitalizing the body. Talk to your primary care physician about adding therapeutic massage to your health care regimen.
Also, regular massage can enhance health, provide relaxation, release of muscle tightness, relief from anxiety and tensions, and balancing aspects of body/mind/spirit.
Research has shown that therapeutic massage techniques may be helpful in the following conditions:
* Stress, Anxiety, Depression: promotes relaxation response, enhances coping mechanisms in patients undergoing treatment for cancer, reduces symptoms of anxiety, depression and stress disorders * Pain control: fibromyalgia, arthritis, sciatica, headaches, childbirth * Chronic lung disease: increases respiratory function and decreases anxiety * Digestive: adjunctive therapy to treatment of chronic constipation * Injuries: overuse and repetitive strain injuries, workplace and athletic trauma, whiplash.
Massage therapy is an effective way to relieve pain. A study even found that deep tissue massage may be as effective as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for relieving low back pain, which can be a symptom of sciatica.
When it comes to sciatica, massage can help in two ways. Massage’s main benefit is soothing tense muscles. When your muscles are tense, they can put more pressure on your nerves, including your sciatic nerve. Massaging these tense muscles may help to reduce pressure on your sciatic nerve.
Soft tissue massage may also help to increase your pain threshold by stimulating the release of endorphins. Endorphins boost pleasure and relieve pain, causing an increased feeling of well-being.
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Fibromyalgia is associated with widespread chronic pain, fatigue, memory problems and mood changes. It occurs more often in women than in men, and is not a disease, but rather a syndrome that can be managed.
Professional massage therapists integrate a variety of massage techniques specific to Fibromyalgia. Depending on your sensitivity levels and tender points, your therapist may utilize a light touch or various forms of massage for Fibromyalgia, or certain methods that address your specific requests and needs.
Sleep Better, Feel Better
One of the main symptoms of fibromyalgia is waking up tired, even if it seems you’ve received plenty of sleep. After a therapeutic massage for Fibromyalgia you’re likely to feel more relaxed and get a better night’s rest. Deep sleep is truly beneficial to managing fibromyalgia as it is during this time that the restorative process occurs. So not only will a therapeutic massage help you wake more refreshed, but you may also experience less pain during the day.
Because fibromyalgia causes pain and makes your body extremely sensitive to touch, open lines of communication are vital when it comes to how much pressure your muscles can endure during your session. We are familiar with the specific needs of those suffering from fibromyalgia, but you should also feel comfortable communicating to your therapist which will ensure a soothing, therapeutic massage every time. If you ever have questions, please consult your doctor before beginning any therapy.