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What health benefits can massage therapy deliver?
Massage is one of the best ways to relax and de-stress, but massage therapy accomplishes much more. Massage triggers physical changes that ease pain, improve your general health, and support rehabilitation from injuries.
- Reduces inflammation
- Improves joint mobility
- Lowers your heart rate and blood pressure
- Increases blood and lymph circulation
- Strengthens your immune system
- Releases endorphins and hormones
- Lowers stress hormone levels
- Frees tissue movement inhibited by scarring
- Relaxes soft tissues (muscles, tendons, and ligaments)
As blood flow increases, your injured tissues receive a boost of healing oxygen and nutrients. At the same time, your body clears away more toxic wastes, preventing them from harming your muscles and other tissues.
What conditions improve with massage?
The FIX Medical Group’s massage therapists treat many health conditions, ranging from sports injuries and back problems to arthritis, fibromyalgia, and headaches. Getting a therapeutic massage also works wonders for your mental health. Many patients find that their anxiety and depression improve and that they can finally overcome insomnia.
What type of massage therapy might I need?
The FIX Medical Group’s massage therapists carefully evaluate your symptoms and listen to your concerns. Then they recommend the massage technique that’s best for your unique health care needs.
They specialize in many techniques:
- Myofascial release
- Trigger-point therapy
- Active release technique (ART®)
- Swedish massage
- Neuromuscular therapy
The hands-on movements used in each technique determine your results. For example, trigger-point therapy is a deep tissue massage using finger pressure to relax a painful muscle knot (trigger point). Myofascial release uses hand movements to knead, stretch, and release tight tissues.
When should I consider sports massage therapy?
Sports massage therapy benefits anyone participating in athletics, whether in competitive sports or regular exercise. This type of massage is tailored to your specific sport.
A pregame sports massage lowers your risk of injuries and improves your performance. After intense athletic activity, a sports massage relieves muscle pain and tenderness, accelerates your recovery, improves mobility and flexibility, and removes waste.
Many athletes also get regular sports massages to keep their tissues loose and mobile and reduce scar tissue.
Call FIX Medical Group today or book an appointment online to learn how massage therapy can improve your health and well-being.