We’d like to welcome you to the new Salmon Arm Massage Therapy blog, with Todd Stevens, RMT, in which we’ll be talking about health, wellness, healing, muscles, massage, and lots more!
Let’s start by talking about some of the reasons why you should see a massage therapist.
Good Reasons to See a Massage Therapist
You’d be surprised to know that massage is much more than a way to relax. Regular visits to a qualified and experienced massage therapist can help to restore balance to your body, and improve overall health.
Here are some good reasons to come and see usꓽ
Anxiety and Stress Reduction
Massage therapy is a very effective way to deal with the stresses you experience in your daily life. Studies have shown that regular sessions can relieve tension and rejuvenate the mind, helping to release tension from the body, boosting the brain’s production of hormones that improve your mental clarity, which can also help to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
Regular massage can help to increase your brain’s production of serotonin, which causes you to feel calm, and also relieves tension, and together, this can help to improve the quality of your sleep.
Research has shown that massage therapy can be an effective, drug-free method of pain management, and in some cases, patients who received regular massage had marked reductions in neck pain compared to those who received none. Through various techniques, therapeutic massages can help to stimulate nerve fibers and interrupt pain signals to the brain.
Tension can affect blood flow, and poor circulation can mean that not enough oxygen is reaching the brain. Low oxygen levels in the brain are associated with fatigue, headaches, and brain fog, and one massage session can increase circulation and brain function, leading to the production of chemicals that help to improve focus.
Poor posture can lead to back pain, joint degradation, poor digestion, respiratory issues, and more. Massage therapy helps to loosen muscles and allows your body to return to its natural alignment, loosening up tight, overworked tissues.
Regular visits to a massage therapist can improve the overall quality of your life. Regular sessions help to improve overall health and well-being.
Stimulation of the muscles can also speed up recovery time after an injury. Studies have shown that patients who’ve received massage therapy as part of their recovery plan showed improvements faster when compared to those without massage therapy.
For patients with broken bones, the aim is to improve mobility and circulation.
Sports massages focus on restoring mobility to the injured area by stimulating muscles and soft tissue, helping the body to recover at an accelerated rate.
Why use Todd Stevens at Salmon Arm Massage?
Todd Stevens has been practicing for over 20 years in Salmon Arm, BC, and takes a proactive approach to helping those from the community. Todd will:
- evaluate you individual health needs, and provide active and passive techniques for complete care
- provide an accurate assessment, differential diagnosis, and prognosis of your specific soft tissue and musculoskeletal conditions
- act upon the muscular, nervous and circulatory systems to improve your overall health