When you think about getting a massage, you may think that the only reason you’d ever get one is if you needed some serious relaxation time. However, massage therapy, although it can be extremely relaxing, can actually help with a variety of different medical conditions, as well. For example, at Sprains & Strains, many of our patients with sports injuries, temporomandibular joint pain, headaches, anxiety, back pain, digestive disorders, nerve pain, and fibromyalgia have benefitted from massage therapy.
The Benefits of Massage
At this point, you may be wondering how massage therapy can be medically beneficial. We strongly believe in the power of massage because it can relieve stress, improve posture, improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and strengthen the immune system.
Getting the Most Out of Your Massage
At Sprains & Strains, we want to make sure you get as much out of massage therapy as possible. Due to this, we encourage you to:
- Report any discomfort you experience, whether it’s from the surrounding environment or from the actual massage, to your massage therapist
- Give your massage therapist feedback regarding how you felt during the massage and what you think could improve your experience next time
- Discuss any concerns or apprehensions you have before the massage, so you feel as comfortable during it as possible
Do you think that massage therapy could benefit your condition? If so, contact us today to set up an appointment or to find out more about the many benefits of massage.