The fundamental aim of massage therapy is to help the body heal itself and to increase health and well-being. Massage can help to relieve pain and stress. The following are just some of the many conditions that can be helped by treatments at Forest Hills Massage Therapy and a brief explanation of why massage can help you.
Massage is one of the best therapies for stress relief. Reducing stress can improve your energy level, enhance your overall view on life and bring more happiness and enjoyment to you. Massage can also be used in conjunction with other stress relief techniques, such as psychological counseling, as an excellent additional therapeutic aid.
Various types of muscle pain including back and neck pain, short term muscle tightness and soreness due to strong physical activity can be relieved through massage therapy. Muscle pain brought on by repetitive workplace activities can also be greatly alleviated. Different techniques can be used to stretch and knead your muscles, while other practices allow your muscles to relax and increase your circulation.
Massage can foster and promote healing. Massage can also speed up the body's natural healing process. Whether an injury is sustained suddenly or developed over time, massage can reduce inflammation and increase circulation, thus removing bodily waste and encouraging nutritive replenishment to the injured areas.
Secondary pain, such as that headaches from eyestrain or back pain brought on by pregnancy, often multiply the pain of the original condition. These ongoing difficulties can be alleviated with massage.
Massage, by easing tension in tightened muscles and relieving persistent pain, will help to prevent possible future injuries. Particularly for those who are regularly physically active, massage therapy is an excellent precautionary technique.
By reducing muscle tension, massage eases joint pain by improving circulation, encouraging natural joint lubrication and helping significantly with pain caused by arthritis. Similarly, range of motion can be enhanced because of these benefits.
A more natural posture can be obtained as massage relaxes your muscles and joints, freeing your body to restore itself.
A March 2000 study by the University of Miami School of Medicine found that many premenstrual conditions, such as pain, bloating and mood fluctuations, could be effectively decreased through massage therapy.
Numerous fibromyalgia symptoms including pain, stiffness, fatigue and depression can be relieved with massage therapy. Studies indicate a dramatic increase in the ability to rest and sleep following massage.
How Massage Works
Note: Massage does not replace the need for medical attention or psychological counseling. Massage therapists do not diagnose medical problems.