Massage therapy is the most frequently used therapy for muscular problems and is especially useful for managing pain and stress. It encompasses a wide variety of techniques, but generally involves hands-on manipulation of muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments and can be used for prevention, rehabilitation, restoration or maintenance.
After treatment, many patients feel relaxed and relief from the aches and pains that have built up from months of stress. An initial period of feeling slower than normal is not uncommon, but it is followed by an energized calm lasting days.
Massage therapy can help with:
- Stress, by reducing anxiety levels
- Stiffness, by stretching and kneading muscles and enhancing joint flexibility
- Delayed muscle soreness, by increasing circulation to remove waste products
- General health, by improving energy flow
- Tingling in limbs, by releasing muscle spasms
- Injuries, by reducing inflammation
- Posture, by reducing restrictions in the muscles, joints and surrounding fascia