Massage is being increasingly used by people suffering from pain, mostly to manage chronic back and neck problems. Massage can reduce stress and relieve tension by enhancing blood flow. This treatment also can reduce the presence of substances that may generate and sustain pain. Available data suggest that massage therapy, like chiropractic manipulations, holds considerable promise for managing back pain. Massage improves circulation, which increases blood flow, bringing fresh oxygen to body tissues. This can assist the elimination of waste products, speed healing after injury, and enhance recovery from disease.
At the University Of Miami School Of Medicine’s Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in headache/migraine sufferers, and improving alertness and performance in office workers.
Massage has long been a proven method of reducing stress and relieving tension. It is especially effective in reducing tightness and muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, and back of the head, and increasing blood flow to those areas. Massage has also provided numerous patients relief from headaches caused by muscle tension in those areas.
An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment). Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and therefore partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It also can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.
Our licensed and experienced massage therapists will provide you with a first rate Swedish, deep tissue or hot stone massage or a session in foot reflexology in a soothing, clean, and comfortable professional environment. Try it once, even if it’s just to un-stress, and you’ll be back regularly.