Massage is a well recognized as an effective treatment for decreasing or palliating pain. Massage Therapists focus on the normalization of soft tissues affected by stress, injury and illness through the use of manual techniques. This helps to improve circulation, enhance muscular relaxation, relieve pain, reduce stress, enhance immune function and promote health and well-being. Massage therapy effectively increases blood flow to injured tissues which aids in healing. Improved blood flow can help relax muscles, decrease spasms, reduce trigger points and remove scar tissue and adhesions caused by injuries or an underlying medical condition. Massage Therapists specialize in the use and application of therapeutic massage techniques.
An increasing number of research studies show massage therapy reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins and enkephalins, which are the body’s natural painkillers. Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, it can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. It can also hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise induced muscle injury.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.
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Integrated Physical Health
4564 S Harvard Ave. Suite B.
Tulsa, OK 74135
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