How Does Massage Therapy Work And Its Benefits
Human psychology is a tough nut to crack, and as they say, it’s all in the mind, the process of healing becomes much more responsive and fruitful if the stress and tension levels are effectively managed from the onset. Holistic approach to treatment is always known to fetch better results and this is exactly what massage helps to achieve, right from alleviating anxiety and tautness to curing pain and spasms, it has been seen that the road to recovery, hereon is smooth, without hiccups and fast.
Massage, considered a rich man’s luxury in the past, is now increasingly being used as one of the primary treatment options to successfully combat the menace of chronic back pain. Massage therapy is also known to have helped patients suffering from cancer, heart bypass surgery, carpal tunnel syndrome, migraine and in sports injuries, just to name a few.
Definition of Massage
Massage is a manual technique, which can be defined as the process of putting or applying pressure (from the fingers) by way of rubbing, pressing or manipulating the soft tissues in order to normalize them. Some different forms of massages are:
- Deep tissue massage
- Swedish massage
- Sports massage
- Trigger point massage
How does massage work
There is evidence and research to show that massage therapy assists in healing the body. In a research, individuals were subjected to blood and muscle tests, both after and before a heavy session of exercise and were later administered massage therapy. It was found that a gene associated with mitochondria development increased in those who had received the therapy. Mitochondria helps the cells to grow and produce energy. It was also found that deep tissue and Swedish massages helped in improving inflammatory conditions. It was further established that there was no lactic acid loss from the muscles during massages, as believed in the past.
Moreover, massage also improves the circulation of blood, which increases the availability of nutrients and oxygen to the cells, thereby enhancing tissue functioning. This helps in the elimination of waste products and enhances excess fluid absorption, thus decreasing swelling in the muscles and/ or ligaments.
Benefits of massage therapy
Massage, a part of the complimentary and alternative medicine or CAM, is known to help patients suffering from several conditions such as:
- Pain alleviation- Right from chronic lower back pain and fibromyalgia to childbirth and headaches.
- Mental conditions like stress, anxiety and depression.
- Cancer- helps to improve coping methods in cancer patients undergoing treatment.
- Sports injuries.
- Helps patients fight insomnia.
- Improves immunity.
Last but not the least, it has no known side-effects as in case of conventional medicines.
If you are based in and around Orlando, Windermere and Doctor Philips, and in case you or any one known to you is suffering from any of the ailment/s mentioned here then you should immediately get in touch with King Health Center of Florida. Dr. Gary, a specialist in alternative medicine, will assist you with his vast experience and proven talent, to the best of his abilities, which will help you come out of your problem with quality care and a smile.
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