Here at Synergy Family Health, we are proud to offer massage therapy as part of our treatment services. Massage therapy is more than something relaxing to do while on vacation. It can help you improve your health and wellness all year long, and the benefits of massage are cumulative.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Improves Muscle Recovery after Workouts
- Increased Flexibility
- Pain Relief
- Reduces Stress
Improves Muscle Recovery
If you work out regularly at a gym or participate in sports, receiving regular massages can help your muscles recover faster and prevent delayed muscle soreness. Massages help release lactic acid, which causes muscle soreness and stiffness.
Delayed muscle soreness occurs in older individuals after exercise. Unlike in your teens and early 20s when you experienced muscle soreness the day after working out, delayed muscle soreness can cause pain and inflammation of the muscles up to three days after participating in strenuous exercise. Receiving massages after your workouts can lessen the symptoms of delayed muscle soreness and potentially prevent it.
Massage therapy naturally increases joint flexibility. The firm pressure and long strokes helps loosen tight tendons and ligaments, improving the range of motion of your extremity joints and back.
For those looking for pain relief, massage helps release endorphins and relaxes muscles. Endorphins are the body’s way of naturally controlling pain. When muscles are tight with numerous knots, pain is increased and muscle flexibility is decreased. Massage helps reduce tight and sore spots in muscles, which reduces overall body and muscle pain.
Maintaining chronic high levels of stress is bad for your health. It can increase your blood pressure and negatively affect your sleeping. It also causes intestinal problems, chest pain and lowers your immune system response. Receiving regular massages can help you manage your stress. The long, smooth strokes combine with the quiet, introspective, me time can help you relax and lower symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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