Massage Therapy Healing Muscle Pain

There are more than 600 voluntary, or skeletal, muscles are in the human body, and those muscles account for approximately 40 percent of a person's body mass.  Any number of these muscles can be strained or injured during sporting activities, stretching or day-to-day activities.  Deep tissue massage can help aid the body and help heal muscles by bringing needed oxygen to the effected muscles.  Damaged muscle tissue can cause stress, prevent relaxation, cause poor posture, impair breathing, cause headaches and blurry vision and lead to chronic and life long pain.  Massage therapy can aid in the recovery of these and other muscle related problems.  Working with a certified massage therapist can bring you the relief that you have been seeking.
 

Neck Pain

Trigger points (TrPs), or muscle knots, are a common cause of stubborn and strange neck pains, and yet they are often  under-diagnosed.

The scalene muscles are involved in several common pain problems in the neck, chest, arm, and upper back, massage therapy can effectively treat pain in these areas by massaging the scalenes.

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries  impact the health of muscles and their connective tissue, they impact an athletes performance, range of movement, tone, symmetry, balance of muscle and quality of posture.

 

Many elite athletes consider sports massage an essential part of their training and recovery. Theses athletes report that a sports massage helps them train more effectively, improve performance, prevent injury, and recovery quickly.


 

Back Pain

Back pain is often caused by a strain to the soft tissues of the back.  The most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain is Neuromuscular Therapy also called Trigger Point Myotherapy.

Through massage therapy, alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm  with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow can bring relief over time.

Stress

Stress has been shown to aggravate, or even cause, such problems as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, memory loss and decreased immune function.

 

Massage therapy is one of the best antidotes for stress.  Massage boosts the body's immune system, which can become compromised from extended periods of stress. Tension can build up in the muscles, causing a decrease in circulation and nutrient delivery to tissues.

Manipulation of the soft tissue decreases muscular tension, increases removal of metabolic waste and promotes nutrient delivery to healing tissues.

 

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