Massage therapy continues to grow at a fast pace in the health field as the benefits of it continue to become more widely recognized. Massage treatments are most commonly known for soothing aching muscles to alleviate pain and inflammation, promoting relaxation, decreasing stress and tension and relieving aches and stiffness that could be impeding a good night’s sleep.
However, massages work equally well as a combination treatment with other health professions. Here are some examples:
#1 – Injury prevention
Improving muscles flexibility and range of motion reduces a person’s chance of injury. Increasing blood flow moves nutrients and oxygen through the body.
#2 – Chronic health conditions
Massage therapy can be used as a preventative and complementary treatment for conditions such as chronic pain syndrome, fibromyalgia and arthritis. Helping reduce joint and muscle stiffness, rigidity and generalized pain are just some of the aims that can be accomplished.
#3 – Overuse and repetitive strain
Addressing the inflammation, pain and numbness, common injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel, and impingement syndromes can all be treated with massage therapy techniques.
Regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist provide benefits for people of all ages. For desk workers and labourers, non-athletes to athletes, infants or seniors, massage therapy can enhance overall well-being and quality of life for all.
Meaghan Le Lievre is a Registered Massage Therapist at CBI in Langford who enjoys helping people in her community recover from injuries and optimize their health and function.