Massage Therapy Q & A
What are the benefits of massage therapy?
Other than relaxation, massage therapy has added benefits such as:
- Stress Reduction
- Pain Relief
- Improved Circulation
- Improved Flexibility
- Improved Sleep
- Improved Posture
Massage therapy helps the body relax, realign, and rejuvenate. There are many positive aspects to receiving massage therapy on an ongoing basis, and with the busy lives we lead, we can all benefit from a little stress-management. Massage therapists will use a variety of techniques to promote healing and relaxation, as well as to promote greater flexibility and range of motion. When a specific muscle group is injured or contracted, other muscles surrounding the affected area also brace in response to the injury or contraction. Massage helps to improve blood circulation, decrease pain and inflammation, helps to relax the muscles, and makes you feel better. Premier Chiropractic offers therapeutic, problem-specific, deep tissue massage.
How many massage therapy treatments are necessary?
The number of massage treatments needed will vary based on the patient's symptoms and condition. Some people experience immediate relief from their first massage session, where others may need multiple massage treatments. Chronic conditions usually take longer to resolve than acute ones. Some people prefer to continue massage therapy for extended benefits and pain relief.
What is deep tissue massage like?
Deep tissue massage is applied with more pressure and force than other types of massage. The deep penetration works to promote comfort and relaxation. It also flushes toxins out of the body which may also result in tenderness of the focus areas. The muscles are directed to work during this type of massage so soreness may also be experienced afterward. Deep tissue massage can be used for even the most chronic conditions. Drinking plenty of pure water before and after treatment is suggested to help these wastes be eliminated quickly.