Therapeutic massage can be an important component of a wellness plan. Our professional licensed massage therapists use a variety of therapeutic massage techniques in our interdisciplinary approach to patient care, and also provide massage services to the public.
There are many benefits to receiving regular massage:
- Improved circulation by bringing oxygen and other nutrients to body tissues
- Relief of muscle tension and pain
- Increased flexibility and mobility
- Reducing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints
- Stress reduction and relaxation
- Promoting rapid removal of toxins and waste products from the muscles
Massage therapy can alleviate problem conditions, support a fitness or sports program, combat the negative effects of aging and relieve the effects of stress.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is when a massage therapist presses, rubs and otherwise manipulates the muscles and other soft tissue of the body. They most often use their hands and fingers, but may use their forearms, elbows or feet to enhance a person’s health and well-being. Massage therapy can reduce stress and anxiety, relax muscles, rehabilitate injuries, reduce pain, and promote overall health and wellness.
Does massage help with pain?
According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health, numerous reviews and clinical trials concluded that massage may help with chronic low-back pain, chronic neck pain, pain due to osteoarthritis and fibromyalgia. Additionally, it may improve quality of life for people with depression and cancer.