Did you know that massage therapy is now being used alongside standard treatments for a variety of health issues? Massage has been a client favorite for reducing stress and battling muscle tension for quite some time but, more and more people are now utilizing massage therapy for an increasingly wide variety of health conditions. Grab your cup of tea and read on.
Before I tell you more, you might be wondering “What exactly IS massage?” I’m glad you asked! In simplest terms, massage therapy is the manipulation of the various muscles and connective tissues in a variety of ways. This manipulation aims to increase function, aid in the healing process and to soothe and relieve pain. Massage has been around for thousands of years. Massage boosts the immune system, increases circulatory function, aids in the release of toxins that are harmful to your body, reduces swelling and eliminates the pain associated with a variety of conditions. In addition to all of this, it melts Stress Away…
Many people are now using massage therapy alongside their standard health care routine. If you are suffering from any of the following disorders, massage therapy may be an option for you.
• Mood Disorders
• Joint Pain
• Muscle disorders
• Sports injuries
• Digestive health issues
• Other Chronic pain disorders
• Sprains and Strains
• Myofascial Pain Syndrome
If you’re considering massage therapy, please always consult your health care provider first. When choosing a massage therapist, make sure they are licensed and insured. You’ll also want to discuss your history of health as well as the health issues for which you are seeking therapy at length with your massage therapist prior to your first visit. This will enable your therapist to treat you most effectively. If you would like to learn more about massage therapy including the different types of massage and what to expect on your first visit, please come by at the Blue Bungalow Spa here in Rockaway and make your appointment. You’ll be glad you did:)