Therapeutic massage is a mobilisation of soft tissues in order to induce relaxation and restore the normal function of the body. Therapeutic massage can have many benefits. Therapeutic massage helps promote general health, encouraging relaxation and reducing muscular tension associated with stress.
Therapeutic massage can leave a sense of well-being by increasing the release of endorphins that improve mood. Endorphins are produced naturally in the body acting as a natural painkiller when injury occurs.
Therapeutic massage can be used on a regular basis, improving flexibility, relaxing tight muscles and reduce emotional anxiety or stress. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use therapeutic massage as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
What is therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage uses a combination of different strokes and manipulation techniques on the body to produce a specific therapeutic effect. Therapeutic massage can be used to manage stress, decrease pain, increase an overall feeling of well-being and improve recovery. Therapeutic massage can shorten recovery time from muscular injury by flushing out lactic acid and waste products. Therapeutic massage also improves circulation and lymph flow aiding the body's self-healing process. Massage techniques can stretch and loosen connective tissues, ligament and tendons allowing more movement and keeping them supple. Therapeutic massage is an effective technique that stimulates the skin and nervous system reducing emotional and physical stress.
What is a therapeutic massage used for?
Therapeutic massage can be used to treat a range of conditions. These include:
- Reduced muscular tension
- Increased flexibility
- Treat injury
- Increased blood and lymph circulation
- Stimulation of the nervous system
Therapeutic massage is soothing and relaxing on the senses while delivering an effective massage treatment to relieve pain and reduce muscular tension.
Therapeutic massage can be used to reduce muscular tension. Muscle tension is caused from a decrease in oxygen and a build up of waste products in the muscles. Muscle tension increases muscle tone causing tightness. Muscle tension is commonly caused by physiological emotions and stress. A therapeutic massage can help release tension in the muscles by increasing temperature of the soft tissues, reducing pain, increasing psychological relaxation and increasing tissue elasticity.
A therapeutic massage is also used to increase flexibility. Muscle flexibility can be lost due to joint stiffness, muscle tension or injury. Therapeutic massage can be used to restore muscle flexibility by increasing temperature of the muscles and increasing tissue elasticity. Various massage techniques can be used to stretch out and elongate muscles.
Therapeutic massage can be used to treat injuries. Massage can flush out waste products and toxins in muscles can improve recovery. Massage can also encourage fresh blood to an injured area delivering oxygen and nutrients. Oxygen and nutrients can help assist the healing of damaged muscle tissues.
Therapeutic massage can also be used to increase blood and lymph circulation in the body. Massage is performed on the skin surface which stimulates an increase of blood circulation. An increase of blood circulation is beneficial to an injured area or damaged muscles. The number of white blood cells increases to an area of injury fighting any infection and increase healing.
Therapeutic massage stimulates the nervous system that allows endorphins to be released, improving mood and an overall sense of wellbeing. Therapeutic massage is also used to improve feelings of stress and anxiety.
When is therapeutic massage used?
Therapeutic massage is an effective treatment used to help:
Therapeutic massage can be used for people who want a general feeling of relaxation. Therapeutic massage uses a combination of techniques to soothe and relax muscles. Therapeutic massage also stimulates the nervous system, increasing endorphins, which improve mood.
Therapeutic massage can also be used to relieve tight muscles. Muscles become tight for many reasons. Most common reasons are poor posture and emotional stress. The problem of muscles tightening up can be solved with massage. Massage stimulates blood flow in the muscles, increasing the temperature. An increase in temperature and blood flow allows the muscles to relax. Once muscles are relaxed and lengthened, posture and movement will improve.
A therapeutic massage can be used post workout. Massage can help treat muscles after exercise and help reduce stress levels from performance. Massage can help remove waste products and toxins and relax the body after intense exercise.
Therapeutic massage can be effective as part of a training programme. Therapeutic massage helps in the recovery of any muscle damage and the removal of lactic acid builds up from exercise. Lactic acid is released in the muscles during exercise causing fatigue, pain and delayed onset muscle soreness. Therapeutic massage helps flush out lactic acid in the muscle allowing pain to be decreased, muscles to be recovered and allowing training to be continued.
What are the benefits of therapeutic massage?
Therapeutic massage has many benefits. The benefits of therapeutic massage include:
A therapeutic massage promotes a relaxation response in the body. The strokes and manipulations of a therapeutic massage gives a specific therapeutic effect. Massage relaxes the body by increasing temperature and releasing hormones in the body. Feel good hormones such as endorphins, serotonin and dopamine are released from the brain producing a feeling of relaxation and well-being.
One benefit of a therapeutic massage is reducing muscle tension. Massage increases blood circulation into tight muscles, releasing knots and congestions. More blood circulation in the muscles increases temperature and allows muscles to relax.
Therapeutic massage is beneficial to increase healing of injury in the soft tissues. Massage uses many techniques to break down adhesions, stretch and loosen muscles. Adhesions are formed in the muscle as a response to damage or injury. Muscle adhesions become stiff which can cause the healing process to be impeded and cause pain in the area of damage. Therapeutic massage can alleviate muscle adhesions breaking down stiffness, relaxing the muscles and reducing pain.
Therapeutic massage can also help keep the muscles healthy and be used in prevention of damage or injury to tissues. Massage can be performed as part of a training programme or after exercise to flush out waste products and toxins. Keeping muscles free of waste products and toxins allowing them to be healthy and free of damage.
How does therapeutic massage help?
Therapeutic massage help in many ways. Receiving a therapeutic massage can help both physiologically and emotionally. Therapeutic massage can help by reducing tension, decreasing pain, reducing stress and releasing feel good hormones.
Therapeutic massage helps to relieve muscular tension. Muscle tension can be the result of physiological stress, exercise or injury. Muscle tension is caused by a decrease in oxygen and a build-up of waste products in the muscles causing pain and stiffness. Therapeutic massage stimulates the muscles, increasing blood circulation to an area and inducing relaxation. Muscle tension is relieved and pain is decreased allowing flexibility and range of movement to be restored.
A therapeutic massage also helps by decreasing pain. A therapeutic massage can help reduce pain in a number of ways. The touch of massage can interfere with pain signals to the brain so that pain is not registered. Massage also helps decreasing pain by releasing endorphins. Endorphins are produced in the brain and function as the body's natural painkiller, decreasing pain and allowing muscles to relax.
Therapeutic massage helps decrease stress by triggering the body's relaxation response. Massage can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system. The parasympathetic system regulates the body back to a relaxed state after emotions such as stress of anxiety.
Therapeutic massage also helps by stimulating a release of feel good hormones in the body. Therapeutic massage stimulates the nervous system that increases endorphins in the body. Endorphins are the body's natural feel good chemicals. When endorphins are released they produce feeling of euphoria and a general state of wellbeing .
Therapeutic massage uses a combination of massage techniques to primarily relax the muscles. Therapeutic massage also relieves stress, pain and muscular tension. Muscular tension can be built up from injury or stress related factors. Therapeutic massage uses a combination of techniques to break down adhesions, relaxing the muscles and reducing tension. Therapeutic massage also stimulates the nervous system, improving mood and giving an overall sense of well-being. Massage therapists at Manchester Physio can use therapeutic massage as an effective treatment for a range of conditions.
How can I arrange an appointment for therapeutic massage?
To arrange a therapeutic massage at Manchester Physio, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 883 0077.