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Massage Therapy: Much More Than Just a Luxury

Updated: Mar 5, 2023

We’ve all heard of massage therapy and know that it feels good, but did you know that massage therapy can offer many additional benefits? From improved physical performance to reducing stress, massage therapy can be an integral part of your overall wellness plan. Let’s take a look at some of the other benefits of massage therapy.

Pain Relief and Improved Mobility

One of the primary benefits of massage therapy is its ability to relieve pain and improve mobility. Through therapeutic touch, massage therapists are able to target specific areas that are causing pain or contributing to restricted movement. Therapeutic touch helps release tense muscles, which decreases pain and increases range of motion. Additionally, the increased blood flow brought on by massage helps to reduce inflammation in affected areas, furthering the effects of improved mobility and reduced pain.

Mental Benefits

In addition to its physical benefits, massage therapy also has mental benefits as well. Studies have found that regular massage sessions can reduce anxiety levels and enhance sleep quality. Massage therapies are also used as part of treatment for depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Other studies have found that self-reported feelings of stress were significantly lower after receiving a single massage session as compared to other relaxation techniques like guided imagery or active rest.

Improved Physical Performance

One overlooked benefit of regular massages is improved physical performance. Massage works by increasing circulation throughout the body while decreasing muscle tension and fatigue. This combination leads to faster recovery times between physical activities and better overall performance during those activities due to a greater range of motion from loosened muscle fibers. And because regular massages help decrease the risk of injury due to tight muscles or poor posture, athletes can confidently perform at their peak for longer periods without fear of overuse injuries or chronic pain issues caused by overtraining or repetitive motions.

Massage therapy is much more than just a luxury; it offers numerous physical and mental health benefits ranging from pain relief to improved sleep quality. Regular massages can increase circulation throughout the body while decreasing tension in muscle fibers leading not only to reduced discomfort but also improving mobility and physical performance with less chance for injury due to overtraining or repetitive motions. If you’re looking for ways to add something extra to your wellness routine, consider adding regular massages to your schedule today!

Lucky for you, We are officially opening up our Thursdays dedicated to massage therapy, led by our newest member Richard Lee!

He specializes in Shiatsu, acupressure, massage, exercise, and stretching, and will also use Guasha, cupping, or moxibustion according to each patient’s circumstance.

Call us at 213.749.1909 or visit our website to schedule an appointment!

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