Sherwood Park residents are no stranger to the aches and pains of hard work. Professional athletes know the benefit of regular deep tissue massage, but when it comes to more everyday pains, it seems like few people know how much deep muscle relief a remedial massage can bring to various physical and mental health problems.
We at Body Tech Therapeutic Massage Inc. have compiled this list of some of the surprising benefits of massage that you can take advantage of. Our massage service goes above and beyond to address many of these common health issues in Sherwood Park.
Help Relieve Chronic Pain
Whether you have a primary chronic pain disorder or your aches and pains are a symptom or side effect, regular massages can provide lasting relief to chronic disease sufferers.
Deep tissue massage at Body Tech Therapeutic Massage Inc. is Sherwood Park’s best bet for trigger point massage. Trigger points are a major cause of chronic muscle pain, and we use a variety of techniques to help sufferers get relief from these irritating health issues.
Feeling physical relief from the aches and pains of chronic illness can help relieve the body’s burden from other symptoms of that illness. While remedial massage may not be a cure-all, we’ve been helping patients manage their chronic health pains for years, and can do the same for you.
Relieve Stress, Anxiety and Depression
While everyone experiences stress to some degree, chronic and prolonged stress or anxiety and depression are more serious mental health issues that massage can surprisingly bring relief to. All three of these issues can cause further health problems in the body if they are not attended to.
While the mechanisms are still unknown, science is discovering more and more about the connection between brain and body every year. And it’s been proven that deep muscle relief through massage relieves the symptoms of anxiety and depression and reduces stress.
Not only is massage good for all three of these conditions, but it also reduces the stress hormone cortisol, leading to health improvements throughout the body.
Lower Blood Pressure
For patients experiencing high blood pressure, weekly massages have been shown to help temporarily lower blood pressure levels. This can provide a wealth of benefits especially to the body’s heart health and can also reduce the likelihood of headaches or burst blood vessels.
Prevent Risk of Future Injuries
Many of us don’t address our health problems until they become too large to ignore. While it might be tempting to let a sports or exercise injury heal on its own, regular sports or remedial massage can ensure that your muscles heal in the way they are meant to. This addresses future sprains before they become a problem.
What to Expect From Your Deep Tissue Massage
Chances are that if you are like most people in Sherwood Park then you have probably had a massage at some point in your life. Maybe you went to a parlor while on vacation in Florida or the Caribbean or perhaps you enlisted the services of a friend who is starting out in the massage therapy world. What is far less likely is that you have ever tried a deep tissue massage. Although, trends show that more and more people in Sherwood Park are now turning to deep tissue massage for a surefire way of relieving pain and expediting recovery following sports injury or car accidents.
At Body Tech Therapeutic Massage Inc., we are very aware of the many benefits that a deep tissue massage can offer patients of all ages in Sherwood Park. That being said, before you embark on the journey of a deep tissue massage, it is important to keep the following points in mind:
- Deep Tissue Means Deep Tissue: Much like any other type of massage, deep tissue massage uses a variety of different techniques which can help your sore muscles achieve repair and eliminate pain. What needs to be remembered about deep tissue massage is that it differs quite significantly from other massage types as the masseuse will apply more pressure to certain areas of your body in an attempt to reach the deepest layers of tissue around your muscles, which is also known as fascia, as well as deeper muscle tissue.
- You May Feel Some Discomfort: The reality of the situation is that you may end up feeling a little discomfort during a deep tissue message and even after. The reason for this is simple: various degrees of pressure being applied to otherwise tight muscles can have pain threshold issues in muscles lying dormant in your body. The reality is that the everyday twinges of pain in your muscles can go away with just a few simple yet intense maneuvers during a deep tissue massage. So, no pain, no gain, right?
- You Really Need to Relax: The simple reality of a deep tissue massage is that if you are going to get a deep tissue massage with your muscles in a ball of tension, this will only complicate the whole experience for you. To avoid this, you should try your best to unwind your muscles and relax. By doing so, this you will also be helping your masseuse achieve the muscle relaxation that you strive in the long term. Another top tip is to stretch after your massage and avoid overworking your muscles the day following your session. Make sure to give yourself some rehab time.
- Ice is Nice: Once your massage is over, it may be necessary to ice parts of your body where the deepest pressure was applied. By doing so, this will reduce any inflammation that will help prevent pain and swelling. Drinking water is another important step after massage therapy.
Come See the Difference Care Makes
Whether you require regular massage services or a single trigger point massage session, Body Tech Therapeutic Massage Inc. has been making a difference in the lives of our clients for years.
We have affordable options and accept most employer-provided insurance plans. Come see the benefits massage can bring to your life and call us today!