Is Massage Right For You?

We often get the question “Will massage help me with my …….?”

Now most people think about massage they think about going to a spa and just relaxing and having a massage therapist rub some oil around for an hour or so and have some herbal essences in the air to help you relax and that’s it. Most people do not understand what massage can do when done with a therapeutic or orthopedic mindset and techniques.

There are many different techniques that can be performed depending on the condition that is being treated, the expected outcome, and your tolerance for discomfort. Some techniques improve posture, some improve blood and lymph

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany

Massage in Frankfurt, Germany (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

circulation, some improve flexibility and mobility, and some are strictly pain relieving. There are hundreds of techniques that are used in massage and most people have heard of a few of them such as Swedish and Deep Tissue.

So here are some of the problems that massage can help you with.

  • Loosen tight muscles
  • Reduces tension headaches
  • Speeds recovery from injuries
  • Calms the nervous system
  • Reduces anxiety
  • Increases flexibility
  • Reduces back pain and sciatica symptoms
  • Reduces Carpel Tunnel Symptoms
  • Improves mood
  • Increases productivity at work and at home
  • and much much more

So if you are considering a massage you should make sure that your massage therapist has training in multiple areas of massage and more specifically in the area of your complaint. There are special training for injuries, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, back pain, posture, and a host of other conditions. Make sure that the therapist gives you a treatment plan if they feel that 1 or 2 massages is not going to resolve your condition or problem. Not every massage therapist is the same so ask questions.

Enhanced by Zemanta

Leave A Response

* Denotes Required Field