Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage Therapy in Plymouth
All massage is therapeutic regardless of modality, depth, or therapist. Your degree of beneficial effects will vary depending upon what goal(s) you and your massage therapist wish to achieve through a single session or a maintenance plan. There are countless advantages to incorporating massage into your wellness plan; of course topping the list is that it’s a feel good pleasurable experience promoting relaxation and a healthy balance of mind and body.
Improved Quality of Life
Pain, stiffness, and tenderness throughout areas of the body associated with strain or incorrect body mechanics is alleviated or minimized through massage therapy treatments by increasing blood flow to “opportunistic” muscles often times allowing for drug-free intervention.
Decreased joint movement and mobility stemming from injury, disease or lack of use? Massage therapy assists in maintaining a productive range of motion increasing your overall quality of life.
Sending and directing nutrients and oxygen to injured, strained, or tired/overworked muscles facilitates healing; it’s like sprinkling miracle grow on your immune system. Nutrients are also directed to your skin, the largest organ in the human body. Regular massage causes muscles to become firmer and more elastic, did you know that muscle atrophy (wasting) caused by forced inactivity can be delayed by massage? The body’s metabolism is improved through regular massage therapy sessions.
Receiving abdominal massage will assist peristalsis, the wave-like involuntary movement of the alimentary canal aiding in the relief of general constipation in both adults and infants (yes, massage therapy is beneficial for infants).
Child athletes use massage therapy to enhance performance and for treatment of growing pains.
Stress is a factor in many medical conditions, 1 in 10 Americans are prescribed anti depressants. That’s a 400% increase in the past two decades. Massage therapy promotes relaxation and studies show that it consistently lowers cortisol levels, cortisol is the stress hormone produced by the adrenals. Regular massage sessions lowers heart rate and blood pressure. Luxury or necessity? You be the judge!
A Dozen Beneficial Effects of Massage Therapy
- Pain, stiffness, and tenderness throughout areas of the body usually caused by strain is relieved
- Stress is a factor in many medical conditions. Massage Therapy promotes relaxation (physically and psychologically), sometimes allowing for a drug-free relief from stress and anxiety.
- A muscle being massaged has three times more blood passing through it. This increases the nutrients being brought to the muscles promoting healing.
- Studies show that massage consistently lowers cortisol levels.
- Regular massage causes muscles to become firmer and more elastic. Muscular atrophy (wasting) cause by forced inactivity can be delayed by massage.
- Abdominal massage will assist peristalsis, the wave-like involuntary movement of the alimentary canal aiding in the relief of general constipation.
- Massage produces a redness and warming of the skin called hyperemia which brings nutrients to the skin.
- Edema is excessive interstitial fluid in the tissues. If it is not caused by obstruction, massage helps to reduce swelling , which lessens pain and facilitates movement.
- Where joint movement has been decreased due to injury, disease, or lack of use massage assists in maintaining a productive range of motion.
- Friction helps to prevent the development of adhesions following an injury of tendons or connective tissues.
- The body’s metabolism is improved with massage.
- Regular massage lowers blood pressure and heart rate.
We tailor sessions to meet individual needs and develop treatment plans that execute the highest level of success for our patrons. Call us today to make an appointment!
Koenig Family Chiropractic | (508) 746-5899
Massage Therapy in Plymouth, Kingston, Carver