Massage Therapy to Improve Overall Health

Posted on: August 15, 2017

Massage Therapy

In our clinic, we regularly recommend massage therapy as a way to improve our patients' overall health. Massage can be used to help loosen and relax the muscles and to stimulate overall healing. When there is a spinal injury of some sort, muscles become tense and this can lead to an exasperation of the discomfort patients feel.

Seek professional treatment and comfort

A massage can help alleviate the pain and discomfort one struggles with. However, it is important to note that there is a distinct difference between massage for health or physical therapy and massage for simple relaxation like one might get in a spa. After sustaining an injury, it is important to only order a massage from a medical professional at a clinic and not at a spa.

Going to see a massage therapist who strictly focuses on relaxation massages may lead to unnecessary irritation. A relaxation spa may be unaware of the extent of the injury and how to prevent causing further irritation. Patients who receive both treatments and therapy in our clinic have the benefit of getting help in an environment where medical well-being is the primary goal, rather than just relaxation.

Massage therapy is comfortable and relaxing

Massage therapy should be a relaxing and comfortable experience. Understandably, there is a bit of apprehension for patients who are going through massage therapy for the first time. There is always a level of discomfort when something is happening for the first time. However, we will make it as calm and comfortable as possible by breaking down the entire process.

Since we complete the massage in our clinic, an environment patients are already familiar with, it can be far more relaxing than visiting a spa or outside therapist that a patient has never met before.

Benefits of massage therapy

Massage therapy has many benefits to overall health and well-being, including the ability to break up muscle tension that causes intense discomfort. Most people have felt muscles that seem to be catching or that are so tight they simply do not release, making it difficult to even move.

This can be true after an accident but it can also happen as a result of constantly holding a small child, sitting in the same position at work every day or lifting furniture on the weekend.

Whenever the body is put in a position where it is required to move in a way that it normally does not, muscle tension may result. The best way to do this is through massage therapy, rather than taking non-stop pain relievers.

Massage therapy can treat:

  • Sports injuries
  • Accident-related injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Soft tissue strains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress and insomnia
  • Digestive problems

We can also treat other conditions with massage therapy. Schedule a consultation to find out if it can be useful for a particular situation.

Schedule an appointment with our clinic

Discover how massage can be used to improve your overall health and comfort. Visit our clinic today to discuss how having a massage can be incorporated into an overall treatment plan designed to restore health after an accident, improve mobility or help you to feel better overall.