As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more.
And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.
Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. 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.
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.
Types of Massage Therapy
Deep tissue massage is also called deep muscle therapy or deep tissue therapy. It is an umbrella term for bodywork systems that work deeply into the muscles and connective tissue to release chronic aches and pains.
Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression (temporarily blocking the blood flow so that blood surges back to the restricted area) of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. these trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs. janet travell, M.D., pioneered trigger point therapy in the United States.
Pregnancy massage is the massage of pregnant women (prenatal) and women after giving birth (postpartum). It addresses the special needs of pregnant women such as discomfort in the low back, feet and legs.