Therapeutic massage is a powerful ally to keep you healthy, help prevent injuries, or aid in your road to recovery. It is helpful in increasing circulation to allow more blood and oxygen flow, which then encourages muscles to relax.
Massage helps the lymphatic system, the body’s natural defense system, to work more efficiently and enhance immunity.
If scar tissue is present, most likely caused by an injury or overwork of a muscle, massage can aid in breaking down this layer to allow better range of motion to the area.
Therapeutic massage may include soft tissue manipulation, deep tissue work, trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques, and cupping.
Therapeutic massage can be helpful for a wide range of conditions such as:
- Muscular tension or stress
- Depression and anxiety
- Post surgical adhesions and swelling
- Sports injury prevention or rehabilitation
- Joint mobility and overall flexibility
Massage is a wonderful modality to incorporate into your health regiment to enhance overall wellness or assist in rehabilitation of an injury. It can be a part of your physical therapy treatment or a complement to acupuncture, pilates or yoga.