As you progress through your care, we can enhance your recovery by stimulating your body's ability to heal its injured tissues. Massage helps us to do this. In other words, if we are treating you for a disc problem in your neck, we can improve your recovery by stimulating and enhancing the circulation of the involved area. We also want to reduce any local muscle spasms and swelling as well as soften conditional adhesions. We can do this using massage.
In addition, your condition may have forced you to greatly reduce your range-of-motion and movement. This can result in anatomical congestion, joint tissue adhesions and fixations which prevent and limit you from exercising and moving the area (much like a frozen shoulder). Massage helps to restore and promote the essential movements back into the area.
Massage has many physiological and beneficial effects including;
- Increases the circulation to the area being worked on which brings more oxygen to the tissues and works local toxins away.
- Removal of toxins and waste products that build up within the injured tissues.
- Accelerates the healing rate for applicable injuries
- Softens scar tissue and adhesions as well as connective tissues
- Breaks the pain-tension cycle to help prevent muscle spasms.
- Increases the flexibility and mobility of joints
- Improves muscular balance throughout the body
- Improves the effectiveness of other therapy modalities Massage therapy also addresses a wide variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension. Experts believe that stress-related tension accounts for 80-90 percent of many preventable diseases.
- Cancer-Related Fatigue
- Sleep Disorders
- High Blood Pressure
- Immunity Suppression
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Post Operative Syndromes
- Eating Disorders
- Smoking Cessation
Massage has been shown to be beneficial in treating the following: