The Therapeutic Effects of Massage
By Hannah E. Whitcombe
Both deep tissue and sports massage use stronger techniques to target deeper layers of tissue. Therefore, the therapeutic effects far exceed those associated with a relaxing alternative. As well as using traditional techniques, working on trigger points (commonly known as knots), aids to relax the muscles and free-up the joints. So, what are the main benefits associated with a deep tissue massage?
It reduces joint and muscle pain
Often the pain and stiffness we feel in the joints is caused by tight and irritated muscles. Therefore, a deep tissue massage can help to reduce the tension in the overlying musculature to free up the joints and aid better movement.
It helps correct poor posture
It counteracts all that sitting you do! Desk workers, take note! Often, postural stress is caused by the habits we adopt by sitting in the same position everyday. Thankfully, massage helps to reduce the postural strain caused by excess sitting, which means you can continue to keep your office job, just schedule in a regular treatment.
It reduces anxiety
Often stress can start to show up in our neck and shoulders making our bodies feel tense, further leading to more anxiety. Moreover, studies reveal that a therapeutic massage can help reduce the symptoms associated with anxiety and depression. It was reported that persons with such symptoms, reported feeling happier and more relaxed after an hour’s treatment.
It aids Injury recovery
While the body is recovering from any injury, it is vital that enough rest is taken. However, to assist recovery, a therapeutic massage can help to heal the muscles and drain away any excess fluid that is causing inflammation. Furthermore, it has been found that a regular sports massage is a vital part to any sportsman or woman’s regime and may play a key role in injury prevention.
It improves sleep
It promotes relaxation, which leads to better sleep. In addition, it has been reported that the quality of sleep is far improved after treatment. Helping you to feel more refreshed and well-rested for the day ahead.
So, why wait?! Book yourself in for a deep tissue massage and enjoy all the benefits listed above!
Osteopathy West London offer body treatments for the whole body in Ealing Broadway, including deep tissue massage, medical acupuncture and osteopathy. Call now to find out how we can help you on 07387 853192 or BOOK ONLINE