5 Signs You Need A Medical Massage
The benefits of medical massage are vast. Medical massage can aid in the management and prevention of muscle spasms, improve blood flow to muscles, help with headaches and migraines, reduce stress levels, promote healthy sleep patterns, ease pain from arthritis or fibromyalgia, treat sports injuries like shin splints or plantar fasciitis by reducing swelling and increasing range of motion for walking. Some people who have never had a massage before may be nervous about it because they don't know what to expect. So here are 5 signs your body tells you that you need a medical massage:
1. If You're Suffering From Chronic Pain
When medical professionals and medical massage therapists talk about chronic pain, they are referring to persistent pain that lasts for six months or longer. Medical massage therapy is very effective for chronic pain management. It can help your body heal itself after injuries, surgeries, or stress.
Massage sessions are most beneficial when received regularly until the problem has been fully repaired. While some injuries may require surgery, medical massage therapy works well to manage and repair most issues of chronic pain such as:
arthritis – knee and hip replacements
If you have been diagnosed with arthritis, medical massage therapy treatments are often combined with cold/hot compression therapies, aquatic exercise classes, and acupuncture in order to reduce inflammation and increase strength while reducing stress on joints caused by lack of movement due to immobility.
Massage therapists use their hands to apply targeted pressure on the skin’s surface which helps increase blood flow that plays a vital role in speeding up the healing process and relieving symptoms like swelling and stiffness. They also teach you self-care techniques so you can continue to manage your chronic pain at home.
2. If You Need Help With Injury Recovery
Medical massage can help you recover from injury by relieving pain and stiffness, decreasing swelling, increasing blood flow to the area being massaged which brings more oxygen and nutrients.
In medical massage treatment, your medical practitioner may also use other techniques such as dry needling or joint manipulation in order to relieve muscle tension that is restricting a certain body part's range of motion.
3. When You Have Trouble Sleeping
A medical massage can also be used for relaxation purposes too! Medical Massage is one of the leading ways people around the world deal with insomnia. A study conducted by The American College of Physicians was able to determine how effective medical massages were at reducing chronic low-back pain sufferers' likelihood of having trouble sleeping at night after receiving treatment via surgical procedures.
It also helps increase serotonin levels, which aids in the release of melatonin. Melatonin is a hormone that tells our bodies to sleep and regulate biological rhythms.
4. When You Are Anxious, Stressed, And Lacking Energy
The medical massage was first used as a medical therapy for pain relief, but it has since spread to help reduce anxiety and stress. A medical massage is different than the one you would get at your local spa or salon because medical massages are specific to the needs of the patient.
A medical massage also provides energy by stimulating circulation in your body which will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. The mind, body connection is something we all know exists but when given an opportunity to relax or be stimulated it is important that this relationship happens. Medical massages allow your muscles to not only receive pressure from within but also from the medical massage therapist's hands.
During a medical massage, pressure may be applied with hands or elbows, and fingers or thumbs are used to push into muscles deeply in order to release tension and improve circulation. In addition, medical massages can help you focus more on your breathing by using deep breaths during sessions which increases energy levels naturally over time as well as relaxes areas where toxins have been stored from stressors such as work-related issues.
Research has shown that medical massages increase energy levels through natural ways including increasing blood flow, relieving muscle tightness, promoting relaxation after a session ends, and improving lymphatic drainage – all reasons why medical massage therapists have become so popular.
5. Your Posture Has Gone Bad
Medical Massage therapists are trained in a variety of different medical massage techniques, which is why they can help improve posture by targeting muscles and tissues that affect your hips, legs, pelvis, spine, and neck areas. Repeated patterns of poor posture can also lead to chronic pain issues such as tension headaches or muscle tightness/soreness in key support muscles.
Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms? If so, it might be time for a medical massage. Our team offers many types of services to help with pain relief and injury recovery. We can also provide tips on sleep hygiene, anxiety management, energy-boosting techniques, and posture correction. Give us a call today!
Are You Looking for a Certified Medical Massage Therapist You Can Trust?
The Sanctuary Pleasant Hill LLC features a full range of services that are done using touch-based therapy. Our skilled clinical massage and treatment therapists use their hands to manipulate the soft tissues of your body in order to relieve pain, improve health conditions, and promote wellness through holistic treatments like massage therapy! Located in Pleasant Hill, The Sanctuary is a Holistic Healing Center that specializes in exceptional treatments aimed at helping tough to treat conditions. Our aim is to nurture and relax each of our guests with individualized and innovative therapeutic techniques. We provide a quiet restful space to help you escape from stress and invigorate your spirit. The choice of how to move forward on your journey is a personal decision, honored without judgment. Start your journey with us today, click here to schedule your appointment!