Everyone needs human touch, a form of love and connection in a positive way. The power of touch is incredible for releasing your body's natural endorphin's, which is responsible for the "feel good" sensation in your body. It creates a pleasure sensation causing you to relax and deal with the stress of your daily life easier and just enjoy and be present in the moment. Oxytocin is also released through massage therapy or any other physical touch such as a hug, it is responsible for the feeling of peace and trust. Any one can massage, and any one can hug, but feeling a connection with someone is very different. Seek a massage therapist that is willing to listen and care for you.
Massage Therapy is a great rehabilitation or muscle maintenance treatment. Massage Therapy helps to realign muscle fibers that are tightened, strained, over worked and not functioning properly. Massage helps to increase circulation, allowing more blood flow the all areas of the body which promotes a quicker healing time, lymphatic drainage helps decrease toxin build up with in the muscles which also helps prevent muscle fatigue. Massage also increases range of motion within the joints. All of theses benefits of massage work together to keep our bodies working properly. Proper body maintenance and body mechanics are important for posture. We only have one body..... keep it working, keep it moving.... keep it healthy. Healthy Body.... Healthy Mind. Your massage therapist will work with you to design a treatment or maintenance plan suitable for your needs.
When starting a massage therapy program you may need to go consistently for a short period of time to have your injuries heal or promote better health. If you start massage due to injury 2-3 times a week is common to heal injuries quicker.... once you are considered to be on the mend and your muscles are starting to feel better once a week.... to biweekly is recommended. Finally the goal of preventative massage is once a month to maintain range of motion of joints, increase circulation and decrease restrictions of muscles. Preventative massage is great to promote healing on a regular basis. Injuries will heal quicker and won't last as long.
Check with your massage therapist about a good preventative schedule.... as although once a month may be recommended, some clients find they feel better with massage biweekly, this schedule will also be based on your affordability as well. You are in control of your schedule so how often you go is still your choice. Remember without proper maintenance of any exercise, rehabilitation and/ or massage therapy it will feel like you are starting over, and never getting better.
Despite the fact we all want answers to our pain and we want them "fixed" right away... the real answer is sometimes healing is time and change. Strains, sprains, tendonitis.... are all time injuries. There is massage and physiotherapy techniques and exercises plus home care that can speed up the healing process. For the most part a basic outline of a treatment plan can be suggested by your healthcare and follow up assessments are done. I don't believe it is ethical for any healthcare to talk you into a purchasing of excess treatments. Most healthcare professionals can estimate progress within 3 months... but a fair re-assessment should be done at that time, as clients may heal quicker or decline in progress between those times. My suggestion is when prepurchasing a package deal make it reasonable and affordable .... remember Life changes every 60 seconds.... so does your health. In order to take care of your health.... you need to be more aware of your posture and triggers that affect your health. Healthcare professionals assist you in feeling better... but remember you are in control of taking care of you!
Massage Therapy is a form of healing that has been around for centuries... more and more medical doctors are realizing just how well it works. Touch and healing techniques are a part of our everyday life we still try to understand why massage works so well.... Massage therapy combines touch therapy with a combination of release techniques, and just the right amount of pressure creating an overall relaxation effect while improving circulation, lymphatic drainage and proper muscle balance.
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