Most people tend to use massage for either general relaxation & wellbeing, or to address a specific complaint or injury, but modern research suggests that massage therapy may be useful to both areas. 

To sum it up, the general benefits of massage therapy may include the following:

  • Physical relaxation.
  • Improved circulation: this nourishes the cells in the body and improves waste elimination.
  • General aches, pains, and tight muscle relief.
  • Release of nerve compression, such as carpel tunnel or sciatica.
  • Increased flexibility and range of motion in joints and muscles.
  • Enhanced energy and vitality.
  • Massage may also help heal scar tissue, as well as tears to the tendons, ligaments, and muscles.

Massage can relax muscle tissues, leading to decreased nerve compression, increased joint space, and range of motion. This in turn may lead to reduced pain, inflammation, and improved function. 

It may also improve circulation, enhancing the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to muscle cells, helping to remove waste products. These circulatory effects may have value in the treatment of some inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis. 

Massage therapy also tends to induce a relaxation response, lowering the heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood pressure; boosting the immune system; and decreases the physical effects of stress. These effects suggest that massage may be helpful for a wide range of conditions.

For more information on the best massage for your symptoms, contact Todd at Salmon Arm Massage today.