Therapeutic massage may relieve pain by way of several mechanisms, including relaxing painfulmuscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety; and possibly helping to “close the paingate” by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.
Depending on the situation, the massage can be performed in the form of a full body massage orpartial part of the body treatment. The massage has an analgesic effect, improves the nutrition oftissues, regenerates muscles, regulates muscle tone, increases flexibility and muscle elasticity,reduces fat tissue, accelerates metabolism, activates blood and lymph flow. Regular use of themassage improves well-being, corrects the existing changes in the skeletal system, after themassage we feel less tension in the spine, back and neck. Massage improves the appearance of theskin, it is better oxygenated and supplied with blood A study showed people’s slept better and had less anxiety and depression than people who didn’treceive hand massage.
50-minute therapeutic massage sessions two or three times a week for fourweeks relieved chronic neck pain or back pain better than no massage or fewer or shorter massagesessions. Massage therapy can involve varying degrees of pressure. Some people find certain forms ofmassage, such as deep tissue massage, to be painful. Massage doesn’t have to be painful to betherapeutic, so be sure to tell therapist the type of touch you prefer (light touch, firm pressure, hardpressure). Lighter may be more relaxing and therefore more beneficial, depending on your situation.People with certain pain conditions such as fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue syndrome may only beable to tolerate light pressure.
The list of indications for massage is extensive, as you would imagine, but here are some commonones:
- back pain,
- neck or shoulder pain,
- muscle spasm,
- muscle weakness,
- nerve injuries,
- carpal tunnel syndrome,
- poor circulation,
- headaches and migraines,
- emotional stress,
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