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Massage Therapy

Massage therapists are professionally trained people who treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissues of the body specifically, the muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints for the purpose of optimizing health. It helps to relieve pain, rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.

 

Massage therapy treatment has a therapeutic effect on the body and optimizes health and well-being by acting on the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems. Physical function can be developed, maintained and improved; and physical dysfunction and pain and the effects of stress can be relieved or prevented through the use of Massage Therapy.

 

Modern massage techniques can be traced back to the 1700s and the development of Swedish massage, the first systematic method of therapeutic massage based on physiology. Today’s Massage Therapists use their knowledge of anatomy and physiology to combine traditional Swedish and modern Massage Therapy techniques with exercise and other therapies to treat their clients. Various specialized movements of the hands, over the skin or clothes, make up the Massage Therapy treatment. The Massage Therapist will work with your level of pain tolerance during the treatment.

 

Incorporating massage therapy to rehabilitation treatment plays a crucial role in pain management and quicker recovery. It helps by:

 

  • Boosting blood circulation – Rehabilitation uses different methods to help the body heal itself naturally. Massage therapy can boost blood circulation, enhancing that healing ability. Blood helps distribute nutrients and hormones throughout a body. Massaging the muscles increases blood flow in the affected area to stimulate healing at a more rapid pace. By increasing circulation, massage shortens the rehabilitation period by as much as 25 percent.

  • Increasing range of motion – A person suffering from an injury often has limited range of motion due to pain and stiffness in the joint(s). No matter the severity, the injured person develops a greater amount of tension in the injured area. A person in pain may fear that stretching the muscles could worsen the condition. A therapist uses different massage techniques to relax and strengthen joints and muscles, allowing the injured person to regain range of motion.

  • Reduces future injuries – If you are an athlete, adding massage therapy into your rehabilitation program helps prevent future injuries. Since massage relaxes muscles and boosts the body’s circulatory system, it significantly decreases the likelihood of future impairment. This is why professional athletes frequently avail themselves of massage therapy before competition or practice.

 

Monterey Park Physiotherapy honoured to provide various type of massages like deep tissue, relaxation, prenatal/postnatal, Swedish, silicone cupping and hot stone massage.

 

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