Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage therapy is one of the best ways to get your body relaxed enough to heal itself after a rough week or month. It is essential for any person that leads an active lifestyle in the present day. We have plenty of patients at our Manhattan Beach center who swear by the effectiveness of massage therapy in keeping them fit and healthy for weeks afterwards.
The main thing massage therapy does is relax you physically and mentally. This in itself is can prove very beneficial in both the long and short terms. We achieve this effect by first getting your breathing and heart rate down. After that, the soft tissues of your body are gently manipulated through touch, with the goal of relieving pain, reducing stress, enhancing relaxation, and ensuring extended wellness.
After you show up at our Manhattan Beach center, a massage therapist sits you down for a talk about your medical history, symptoms, and desired results. You can mention any issues you have in terms of specific techniques being used, the setting of the session, etc, and provide suggestions which may help make the process more effective or pleasant. After that, a careful evaluation is done in order to figure out any areas of concern, such as sore or tense spots on your body. Then, we formulate a treatment strategy and schedule based on what works best for you.
During a massage session, our therapist would use their fingers, hands, elbows, forearms, and maybe even feet to knead tense muscles on your body. This can last anywhere between 15 minutes and an hour. In many cases, lotions and oils are used, and sometimes even medical heat lamps are employed to bring on the body temperature most conducive to treatment. Our therapists specialize in diverse types or modalities of massage, and you can choose among these based on your preference and need. One good example is prenatal massage, which is only ever given to pregnant women.
The benefits one can derive from effective massage therapy are too numerous to list. It reduces risk of contracting several serious health conditions, such as cardiac arrhythmias, psychological issues, hypertension, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety, digestive disorders, and persistent fatigue. It even aids in better blood circulation, which is essential to good health. Relief from muscle compression also allows nerves to function properly, which is vital from the neurological viewpoint.
Have questions about chiropractic treatments and how they can benefit you? Contact one of our Redondo Beach staff members to assist you at (310) 798-8777.