The Massage Therapy Benefits

September 2, 2020

Massage therapy is a set of techniques, which include rubbing, kneading, and pressing different spots on your body. During the session, a licensed massage therapist manipulates the soft tissues of your body, mainly muscles, which helps the body relieve pain and stress.

Benefits Of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is an effective treatment for various disorders. It can provide benefits, such as:

  1. Chronic and acute pain relief. Massage therapy specifically targets tense muscles, especially in the neck, shoulders, and lower back. It helps improve flexibility and induces muscle relaxation which leads to pain relief.
  2. Decreasing blood pressure and heart rate. High blood pressure often leads to serious consequences. For example, it increases the long-term risk of heart attack and kidney failure. Massage therapy is known to relax the mind and body. Thus, by undergoing regular massage therapy sessions,  you can prevent these diseases from developing.
  3. Improves blood circulation. By improving circulation, massage therapy promotes healing in the tissues and helps to provide better blood supply both to the muscles and internal organs. 
  4. Headache relief. Through the combination of various positive effects it has on your body, massage therapy can also help relieve headaches. Patients with migraines claimed that after receiving this therapy, their migraines decreased in intensity and frequency.
  5. Strengthening the body’s immune system. Another great improvement that massage therapy promotes is strengthening your body’s immune system. This is mostly due to a decrease in stress hormone levels.  To top it off, a better immune system produces a variety of benefits. Not only does it decrease the probability of you catching a common cold or any other infection, but it also helps to treat autoimmune conditions, such as asthma and diabetes.
  6. 6. Induces mental wellbeing. Last but not the least, massage therapy has great effects on your psychological condition. Patients who have received it notice a considerable decrease in their stress levels. They feel more relaxed, sleep better, and claim to have improved at managing depression and anxiety. It also helps to boost focus and productivity, thus having amazing benefits for your quality of life in general.

When Not To Use Massage Therapy

Even though massage therapy is a completely natural method of treatment, it’s not for everyone. Some people might need to take extra precautions before making an appointment with a massage therapist. It’s always best to consult with your physician first before considering any kind of therapy.

As massage therapy improves blood flow, people with bleeding disorders and low platelet count should stay away from this method. Those with fractures, open or healing wounds, and recent surgeries should avoid directly massaging the site of the injury. Weakened bones (osteoporosis) and skin infections are other factors that may make you reconsider taking massage therapy.

Although some conditions (e.g. cancer and pregnancy) do not deny you massage therapy, it should always be discussed with your doctor beforehand. Patients with tumors should avoid direct stimulation of the tumor because if it gets disturbed, it could affect the neighboring regions. As for pregnant women, if the massage is carried out correctly, it can help the baby’s growth and prepare the mother for the labor.

At The Right Spinal Clinic, we always require that you see our physicians first before undergoing massage therapy. That way, we can make sure that you’ll get most of the benefits this treatment can provide.

To schedule an appointment for massage therapy, you can call us at (813) 392 2164. Our team of qualified healthcare professionals will provide you with high-quality care and treatments. At The Right Spinal Clinic, you can trust us with your health, as we’ll do everything we can to make your life better.

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