What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage Therapy is the use of soft Tissue Manipulation to address stress, muscle fatigue, and soreness. It also is helpful in increasing circulation. Most of us think of massage for back pain, but it helps relieve pain all over the body. Treatment with Massage Therapy after injury is also an excellent use of this type of remedy for healing.
Treating Pain With Massage
Using massage therapy for treatment and prevention of injuries is a really good idea. This type of treatment relaxes and strengthens the muscles, and also improves circulation. Elite Spine and Sports Care of Totowa uses massage therapy as an integral ingredient in our Physical Therapy services. We have expert and experienced massage therapists who are here to aid in the return of full function of your muscles in pursuit of an active, physical life after injury.
Although massage is thought of as a relaxation therapy, it also used to address overworked or injured muscles. No matter how you approach massage, it must be acknowledged that it can be useful for a strong healthy body, and for rehabilitation after injury. Relaxing and strengthening those painful muscles after injury or over use and repetitive motion are important in the rehabilitation process. Massage helps increase a body’s flexibility and gets you back to a pain free existence.
When Should Massage Be Used?
Some of the conditions for which Massage Therapy is most useful are:
- Lower Back Pain
- Range of Motion
- Atrophied Muscles
- Recovery from strenuous workouts
- Scar Tissue and stretch marks
- Post-op soreness and swelling
- Spasms and cramping
- Migraine pain
The techniques utilized by the massage therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa stretch tight, atrophied or injured muscles. They increase joint flexibility and release endorphins or amino acids, the body’s natural painkiller. Athletes, in particular, benefit from massage by getting their muscular alignment back in action.
Seek Help From the Professionals
The massage therapists at Elite Spine & Sports Care of Totowa are experienced in fitting this type of therapy into a recovery plan. If you are suffering pain because of an injury or from over-working your joints and muscles, call us to schedule a massage session. We are focused on relieving your pain and on educating you in ways of preventing injury in the future. Give us a call today at (862) 239-1768.