Many people view massage therapy as a method for relaxing and letting go of stress. These are two benefits, of course, but massage therapy is also an incredible tool for healing various issues.
How Does Massage Therapy Work?
Therapeutic massage is a method through which firm strokes or pressure are utilized in a target area. This technique helps break up nervous tissues to relieve pain and address motion restrictions. These benefits are commonly known, but this approach does much more than that.
As treated, an area pulls blood and other healing nutrients to kickstart the body’s natural healing processes. As a result, damaged tissue can regenerate and heal, relieving pain and reducing inflammation.
Massage therapy is also beneficial, as it promotes the release of endorphins in the body. This method provides a feeling of relaxation and reduces or eliminates your pain.
Combine Massage Therapy with Other Methods
Both the hard and soft tissues of the body work together and rely on each other to keep you healthy. Therefore, when there is an issue in either area, it can cause an issue in the other. Consequently, the hard and soft tissues must be treated for full and lasting relief.
Conditions Massage Therapy Can Address
Therapeutic massage has been used for many years to address various conditions and symptoms. The following are just a few conditions our team uses it for.
- Joint Pain – Joint pain and stiffness often come from a combination of issues in the hard and soft tissues. Adjustments, massage therapy, and other methods can help reduce pain, discomfort, and reduce or eliminate joint stiffness to get you back to moving well.
- Back Pain – Any issue in the back tends to pressure the spinal bones and the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Spinal adjustments, massage therapy, and therapeutic exercise help to address these components, fully and effectively relieving back pain.
- Shoulder Pain – In most cases, shoulder pain comes from overuse of the muscles due to work or sports. Massage therapy is a safe and natural way to relieve pain, restore range of motion, and prevent future injuries.
Neck pain, headaches and migraines, scoliosis, sciatica, and carpal tunnel syndrome are other conditions that can benefit from therapeutic massage with our team.
Experience the Benefits of Massage Therapy with Our Chiropractor
If you’re suffering from pain, limited range of motion, or other issues in the musculoskeletal system, the team at The Russell Center for Chiropractic & Sports Medicine can develop a personalized treatment plan for relief. Call their office at (978) 927-2607 to schedule your appointment today.