Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Massage can sometimes be thought of as a luxury as opposed to a necessity. However, massage therapy can greatly increase the overall health and wellness, both mentally and physically.

Many people believe in massage therapy because it is a natural and effective approach to relieve pain. This type of therapy provides relief while also reducing stress and preventing future injuries.

In addition, more people annually are seeking out massage therapy for a variety of reasons. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, the majority of consumers surveyed last year claimed that medical reasons were their main drive behind getting massages.

Whether it’s to relieve pain, reduce muscle soreness or recover from an injury, massage is now thought of as a legitimate component of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

How Does Massage Therapy Work?

Professional massage therapists apply pressure to specific muscle groups in your body to target underlying issues and relieve pain.

Massage therapy is most often performed manually with the fingers, hands, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. However, some massage therapists choose to use mechanical aids that can provide a deep tissue experience.

There are various types of massages, each ranging from more gentle approaches to focused, deep tissue massage. During your session, both you and your massage therapist will be able to determine which approach is best for you. This may change each time depending on the state your muscles are in.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

Over the years, massage has been used increasingly inside of clinics, hospitals, and chiropractic offices as an alternative to medication and typical pain treatment. In addition to feeling good in your muscles, massage can also help reduce:

  • Stress
  • Pain from sports injuries
  • Headaches
  • Muscles strains
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders

Though massage therapy cannot completely replace medical treatment, it can help you establish a deeper connection with your muscles and body as a whole.

Start Your Path Towards Wellness with Massage Therapy

Massage therapists at the chiropractic offices of John J. Giovanelli are licensed and trained to provide you with the best massage therapy services possible.

Schedule an appointment to find out more about how massage therapy can impact your overall well being.