The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

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The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage can play a role in managing acute or chronic soft tissue disorders, as well as contribute to an overall sense of well-being. Massage therapy can therefore be part of the rehabilitation process or a component of self-care to address the stresses of day to day life. In addition to physiotherapy, the services provided at Corona Station Physical Therapy includes those of a massage therapist who offers therapeutic, relaxation, sports and pre-natal massage therapies .

What Is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the application of manual techniques to the soft tissues of the body, including muscle, tendons, fascia and the lymphatic system.  Techniques may include sweeping, kneading or circular motions or direct pressure to relax trigger points.

What Are The Benefits Of Massage Therapy?

Scientific research has demonstrated a number of benefits to massage therapy.  These include:

  • alleviation of muscle tension and trigger points
  • increased neural mobility and joint space
  • decreased anxiety and improved mental health
  • improved circulation and lymphatic drainage
  • improved sleep
  • decreased headaches
  • increased range of motion

Who Is Appropriate For Massage Therapy?

Almost anyone can benefit from massage therapy!  Whether you have an acute or chronic injury or, are using massage prophylactically to prevent myofascial pain, most people are excellent candidates.  There are some contraindications or cautions when considering massage, including skin diseases, bleeding disorders or use of blood thinning medications, and deep vein thrombosis.  Our massage therapist is happy to accommodate any health concerns or limitations!