How does a Therapeutic Massage Help You?
Massage therapy will improve your circulation, which enhances the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells and helps remove waste products or reduce swelling. These circulatory effects of massage may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, which lowers your heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure, boosts your immune system and generally decreases the physical effects of stress.
What Conditions Benefit from a Therapeutic Massage?
Massage therapy will help your body in numerous ways. Massage will relax muscle tissue, which leads to decreased joint and nerve compression and increased joint and muscle range of motion. This results in less pain and improved function.
Massage benefits the following conditions:
- General Wellbeing
- High Blood Pressure
- Immune Deficiency
- Minor to severe injuries
When is the Best Time and Duration for a Therapeutic Massage?
When you feel sore, exhausted or when you are just not feeling good. Others find a regular therapeutic massage every other week or monthly to be a great benefit. We have patients who have two weekly appointments.
If you never had massage or it has been some time, your initial treatment should be for 60 to 90 minutes so that the therapist can work through those tired muscles.