Many people turn to massage when they need to relieve stress, but it provides healing benefits beyond helping you relax. The manual techniques used by massage therapists have the ability to:
As massage increases your blood flow, tissues throughout your body get a boost of oxygen, nutrients, and healing agents such as platelets and stem cells.
While you can schedule a massage as a standalone treatment, it’s often one of several therapies included in your comprehensive treatment plan. Massage promotes healing in many health conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and migraines.
Most patients find that massage therapy relieves their back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain, not to mention the pain caused by tight or overused muscles. If you suffer from headaches, massage therapy can relieve muscle tension and may reduce the frequency of migraines.
Your doctor might also recommend massage to support your recovery from surgery, especially orthopedic surgery.
Your massage therapist chooses from among many types of massage techniques, selecting the one that’s best for your symptoms and underlying health condition.
They work closely with the entire team at Goodlife Physical Medicine to ensure that your massage therapy complements your treatment plan’s other components.
These are only a few examples of the types of massage they provide:
When most people think about getting a massage, then envision a Swedish massage. This type of massage uses techniques such as circular pressure, kneading, and percussive tapping to relieve stress and relax your body.
A sports massage can help you prepare for competition, recover from intense activities, prevent injuries, and relieve muscle soreness. Many patients find that getting a regular sports massage helps improve their performance.
If you would like to schedule a massage or learn more about massage therapy techniques, call Goodlife Physical Medicine. or book an appointment online today.