Is massage therapy effective?
Massage Therapy, helps to improve postural imbalances and structural misalignments that can accumulate in our bodies over time (ex. Trigger Points (TPs)). Our massage therapists work by restoring your own inborn ability to be healthy. For your body to remain healthy, your muscles must function well.
Why should I see a Massage Therapist?
Seeing a Massage Therapist is not only for back pain and neck pain. Massage Therapy is an excellent way to keep your body at its peak performance through nutrition, massage and overall wellness. In addition, massage therapy has been known to help a wide range of conditions from fibromyalgia to diabetes.
What are Trigger Points?
When a muscle, or groups of muscles becomes injured or stressed, this is referred to as Trigger Point(s). Trigger Points (TPs) can be caused by a wide range of issues ranging from a minor slip or bump to a car accident or any sudden trauma. When TPs begins in can to put pressure on nerves, blood vessels and everything around it. This pressure comes with a price. These TPs interrupts the natural pathways that the messages sent from the brain need to be clear in order to be completed properly.
How does Massage Therapy work?
Massage Therapy is an overall way of looking at the human body. It's based on the idea that the body is self-sustaining and self-healing. The body is in essence completely controlled by the brain through its connection via the spinal cord and the vast networks of nerves that make up the body. When this system is not functioning at its peak, the overall performance of the human body is lacking.
While it's often perceived that the massage therapist is solely here to treat back and neck pain, this is simply a small piece of what the profession really is capable of handling. Massage Therapists not only treat soft tissue problems such as sciatica and joint pain, but are largely called on to deal with more significant issues. Some of these issues include fibromyalgia, allergies, insomnia, headaches and many more.
Is it safe?
Massage Therapy, or deep tissue massage as they're sometimes referred to, is the application of specific pressure techniques as well as movements of the affected extremities. The objective of this movement is to relive muscles and TPs that have formed for a number of reasons ranging from normal daily activity to trauma such as a car accident.
When these muscles become injured or irritated, it has an overall systemic effect from muscular to the central nervous system. Without proper treatment and flow of all nerves and systems in the body from the brain, we can't function at our peak.
Massage Therapy often a pressure from the therapist utilizing the hands or an instrument to treat. This happens with a gradual or quick movement and is often without discomfort.
What can I expect from my visit to a Massage Therapist?
Going to the Massage Therapist is a new experience for many of us. Maybe we've heard through a friend or have done some research online. It's possible that you are just fed up with living in pain and it's time to do something about it. In either case, your first visit to the Massage Therapist will really be about getting to know the therapist and discussing your history, current condition and goals.
What results can I expect from treatment?
Massage Therapy is based on the idea of removing imbalances both structural and postural in an effort to allow our body to heal itself. For this to happen the network of nerves and signals from your brain, down your spinal cord, to the network of nerves must be allowed to flow freely without any interruption.
If you've ever been in a car accident, played a sport, fell down or just bumped into something too hard, it's very possible that you are not functioning at your best due to a misalignment. While there are many potential mechanical or structural causes for misalignment, there are also chemical reasons. For instance, if you smoke or drink excessively or even just have a poor diet, the chemical issues in your body can eventually cause underlying conditions and disease to appear.
Allowing a Massage Therapist to get you back on track both chemically and structurally will bring your body back to the proper state it should be in to perform at its peak.