Massage Therapy – AcuHealth Chiropractic Columbus Ohio Area
Therapeutic massage is a gentle therapy that calms the nervous system and increases circulation, creating a cascade of beneficial effects. If tension, pain or restricted movement keep you from living the life you want, massage can help. A gentle, effective therapy, massage can relieve pain and help heal certain conditions and prevent their return.
Research shows that massage decreased muscle tension, increases circulation and calms the nervous system. The result is a cascade of physical and mental benefits that can help alleviate a wide variety of conditions.
Stress. Massage therapy is one of the best known antidotes for stress. Reducing stress gives you more energy, improves your outlook and has even been shown to reduce the likelihood of injury and illness. It can also relieve symptoms of conditions aggravated by stress such as asthma or insomnia and provide excellent support for people in counseling.
Tight and painful muscles. Massage can stretch and knead away muscle tension in anything from a short-term muscle cramp to habitually clenched jaw or tight shoulder. In addition, massage works gently on the nervous system sending a message to the muscles throughout your body to let it go and relax.
Post exercise soreness. After vigorous exercise, a buildup of waste products as well as microscopic tears in your muscles can leave you feeling tired and sore. Massage improves circulation, cleansing tissues of irritating waste and bringing oxygen and nutrients to relieve pain and speed recovery.
Pain or tingling in your arms or legs. Muscles can become so contracted that they press on the nerves in the arms, hands or legs causing pain and tingling. If this happens, a massage to release muscle spasms in the neck, shoulder or hip can bring relief.
Injuries. Massage can help heal injuries such as tendinitis, ligament sprains or muscle strains. It reduces swelling and inflammation by helping to remove wastes and bring healing nutrition to injured cells. In addition, certain techniques can make old scar tissue more pliable and in new injuries limited his formation.
Secondary pain. Massage can relieve secondary pain that may accompany and even outlast its original cause. Some examples are headaches from eyestrain, back ache during pregnancy or the protective tensing of healthy muscles around an injury.
Injury prevention. By relieving chronic tension massage can help prevent injuries that might be caused by stressing unbalanced muscle groups, or by favoring or forcing a tight, painful.
Pain or restriction in joints. Massage releases tight muscles that restrict joint movement. It also increases circulation to the joints, which can improve their general health and natural lubrication, and relieve pain from conditions such as arthritis.
Fluid retention. Massage and the resulting increase circulation helps drain your tissues of excess fluid caused by recent injury, surgery or pregnancy.
Postural problems. Massage releases restrictions in muscles, joints and surrounding connective tissue coverings. This frees your body to return to a more natural posture. Massage can also relieve the contracted muscles and pain caused by abdominal spinal curvatures such as scoliosis.
The effects of restricted activity. When you are forced to limit physical activity because of injury, surgery, paralysis or even normal aging, massage can relieve general aches and pains & improve your sense of vitality and alertness.
Your Personalized Massage Therapy Plan
When you first visit your massage therapist will ask general health questions and review your referring practitioners recommendations. Your therapist will then access your problem area to determine the best approach to help you. The appropriate frequency, duration and number of massage sessions depends upon your problem, it’s severity and how long you have had it, as well as your general health.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with Leah call our office now 614–475–2992.