I used to think massage was only something people did to relax. I had been a few times, and while it was relaxing, it never really made a difference to my overall health and well-being. That all changed when I went to Christina about 3 months ago. She opened my eyes to the holistic, natural benefits of therapeutic massage. I have less aches and pains, and have seen drastic improvements in my range of motion, both in my workouts and everyday life. I saw so many benefits that we asked her to write a blog about it... please read on to hear more from Christina! Live for it. Duke
Do I need Therapeutic Massage?
Do you ache, feel tired, or have constant pain?
Living with chronic pain can change your personality, behavior, and outlook, leaving you feeling frustrated and exhausted – and you may not even realize it! You’re not yourself when you are in pain – and both you and those around you feel it.
Therapeutic massage can help! Many people find therapeutic massage to benefit them in many ways.
Some key benefits of Therapeutic Massage
promotes overall relaxation
Therapeutic Massage is different from Spa Massage
It is important to note the difference between spa massage and therapeutic massage. Spa massage is a luxury experience, which is enjoyable and relaxing but not as likely to bring lasting relief.
Therapeutic massage aims to bring instant enjoyment and lasting relief to sore and damaged muscles. Recent studies reflect the headway therapeutic massage is making with preventative medicine and pain management.
Therapeutic massage targets the source of the body’s pain by seeking to:
eliminate tight muscles
increase movement and range of motion
and relax muscles throughout the whole body
It also improves circulation to the injured muscles, which boosts nutrients and oxygen to the injured tissues. In turn, this increased activity to the affected areas reduces stiffness and swelling in the muscles and joints, as well as, increases flexibility to help reduce pain.
Additionally, therapeutic massage also releases endorphins, which boost the dopamine and serotonin levels in the body. These “feel good” hormones assist the body in many ways – physically and emotionally. These endorphins also promote healing, pain management, and feelings of euphoria, as well as, helping calm the nerves.
Is Therapeutic Massage Right For Me?
If you lead an active life, sit at a desk all day, do repetitive heavy work, or are a busy mom, then taking care of your muscles is a must!
Schedule a therapeutic massage today…your body will thank you!
About the Author:
Christina Frey, owner of Touch of Therapy Massage, LLC
Licensed Massage Therapist
Certified in ACE cupping
Special training in orthomassage and pelvic miofascial release