It is a natural part of life that stress or injury causes muscles to become tense. Massage Therapy techniques have the ability to alleviate these tensed muscles through stretching, and sometimes shortening, the affected soft tissues. Massage Therapy also has the added benefit of promoting normal blood flow as well as increasing the rate of natural healing.
Massage Therapy has been shown to be useful for the following ailments:
- Back pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic and acute pain
- Joint strains and sprains
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Myofascial pain
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and other jaw problems
- As well as many more conditions
Massage Therapy can also help decrease nerve root entrapment and reduce nerve root compression caused by muscle tension which in turn can be quite effective in treating and reducing pain. Massage is also known to reduce anxiety by providing a relaxation effect due to the calming of the nervous system.