Massage therapy is an ancient art of muscle manipulation that can have surprising effects on the body. Studies continue to prove the physical and emotional benefits of just one massage therapy session. Circulation improves, pain diminishes, stress and inflammation are relieved and countless other benefits come to your body. There are many forms of massage therapy. Here are a few that we offer, how they work and what happens in the body with a proper healing massage!
Each of your 650 muscles connect in some way to the bones in your body and are responsible for your everyday movements. Even blinking requires the use of muscles. When you want to move a body part in a certain way, you have billions of nerves communicating in your body. Electrical impulses will be sent from nerve to nerve from your brain until it reaches the area of your body that you want to move. The muscles in that part of your body will contract or relax, moving your limbs. This process happens instantaneously; so fast that you may not even realize communication happened between your brain, nerves and muscles.
Every movement you make involves muscles working in harmony with signals from your brain. That even includes breathing. Some muscle movement is involuntary, just like your heart beats without you having to consciously regulate that beat. Other movements are ones you decide to make. Your many muscles will connect to the bones in your body. Attached to those bones are connective tissues called tendons and ligaments that are tougher than your muscles, but not as tough as bones. Those connective tissues protect and help your muscles to move. However, you have to be exercising and moving enough to have good muscle health. A lack of activity will cause you to have poor health, as will chronic conditions, certain medications, your nutrition and more.
Every single day that you use your muscles, they become susceptible to trigger points, which are tight bands of tissue (like your muscles) that have built up tension. This creates knots that can atrophy your muscles, while also causing issues such as lack of range-of-motion, chronic pain, palpable knots, neuropathy, numbness, tightness, unhealthy cells and more. Massage therapy is generally our go-to method to help with trigger points, spine and back issues, muscle problems, slow healing and more.
Massage is an ancient art of muscle manipulation that can have surprising effects on the body. For centuries, patients knew that massage could relieve chronic back pain or sciatica because they simply felt better after each session. However, clinical testing now backs up that assertion. A full review by the Institute of Work and Health of 13 randomized clinical trials showed that massage had measurable effects when compared to inert or placebo treatments. Massage therapy was shown to be more effective than many similar non-invasive treatments.Studies continue to prove the physical, and emotional benefits of even a single massage therapy session.
Here are the types of massage therapy options we provide our patients and what they are like:
Sessions typically last between 30 and 90 minutes total and focus on a specific area of treatment based on why the patient is seeking physical rehabilitation treatments. Our practice focuses massage therapy treatments on health assessments, treatment, stretching and strengthening the muscle groups. No matter if you already have an injury or you simply want to de-stress and prevent health problems from happening, massage therapy can help you. Call Back2Health today at (843) 405-0025 to schedule your consultation!