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integrative care benefits of massage therapy

Massage therapy is a great way to release muscle tension that builds up after consistent use and to relieve stress. In addition to stress relief, massage therapy can also reduce pain, increase energy levels, and improve overall physical and mental wellbeing.

Massage therapists at Pain & Wellness Group treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. Therapists can relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

Our massage therapists are experienced in the following massage therapy styles:

  • Deep tissue
  • Myofascial release
  • Swedish
  • Trigger point

A massage therapy treatment plan with a customized combination of the therapies listed above can help release the tension in muscle tissue and can even make spinal or chiropractic treatments more effective.

BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY

Taking care of your body should be one of your top priorities, and stress relief is a great step toward a healthier, more relaxed you. There are many other health benefits to massage therapy:

  • Relieves stress
  • Encourages relaxation
  • Improves posture
  • Improves circulation
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Promotes deeper and easier breathing
  • Relieves headaches
  • Enhances post-operative rehabilitation
  • Improves rehabilitation after injury

Research has shown that massage therapy can offer all of these health benefits. It can lower heart rate and blood pressure, relax muscles, and increase the production of endorphins, the body's natural feel-good chemical. Serotonin and dopamine are also released through massage.

Massage therapy has also been shown to decrease built-up levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can lead to sleeplessness, headaches, and digestive problems. With the decrease in cortisol, the body can begin to rest and recover. In fact, massage triggers several brain chemistry responses that can result in lasting feelings of relaxation, improved mood, and lower sources of depression, anxiety, and hostility.

Beyond generating a general feeling of relaxation, message therapy is a known beneficial treatment for maintaining and improving flexibility and motion. By therapeutically working muscles, connective tissues, tendons, ligaments, and joints, regular massage can improve flexibility and range of motion, making joints less injury prone. This allows the body to reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can be one of the most beneficial aspects of massage therapy.

For those who have undergone surgery, massage therapy can be helpful and supplemental to standard rehabilitation procedures post-surgery. By increasing circulation while also relaxing the muscles, massage can help the body transport oxygen and important nutrients to affected tissues. This can help the rehabilitating area become more flexible and heal at an accelerated rate.

Please contact us today to learn from our specialists how regular massage therapy can help your body reach its balanced and full potential.