Health Conditions and Pathologies
Do you know that getting a massage is just more then an experience that feels good?
If you have had a massage you know it feels wonderful, it’s a great way to relax, and feels like an indulgence. However, massage is proving more and more to be an effective treatment and adjunct treatment for many medical conditions. Below is a list of various conditions massage therapy helps to treat either directly or in conjunction with a primary treatment.
- Physical pain such as muscle tension, back pain, neck, shoulders, elbows & knees
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Frozen Shoulder
- Muscle sprains and strains ( sports massage, therapeutic massage, relaxation massage)
- Sports injuries ( sports massage)
- Headaches & Migraines
- Common cold and flu
- Arthritis & Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Carpal Tunnel
- Breast Cancer & other types of cancer
- Recovering from major surgery such as heart bypass surgery
- Asthma & Bronchitis
Massage therapy is an effective treatment for reducing chronic and acute physical pain. It can help you recover faster from injuries in the short term and reduce the need for pain medications and surgeries in the long term.
Therapeutic massage, in conjunction with directly treating physical pain, also alters your biochemistry; thereby dramatically improving your immune system, as well as boosting positive mood hormones. Stress has been said to be the root of as much as 80% of all diseases and is something massage therapy is know to help with. Getting a massage helps to reduce the stress hormones cortisol, raise feel good hormones dopamine and serotonin, and lower excitatory hormones like nor-epinephrine and epinephrine.
Massage therapy is no longer just a luxury thing or something you do only when on vacations. Massage therapy has become an integral part of peoples lives and most benefit plans are including massage therapy as a viable method of treatment for conditions.
To make sure that you are medically able to receive massage, ensure that you speak directly to your primary care provider for medical clearance to receive massage therapy treatment. Should you primary care provider wish to discuss your treatment with one of our team, please have them reach out to us for that discussion.
Make sure you choose a massage therapist who has experience in treating your specific issue or condition. Reach out to us if you have questions.