Reduce Stress and Tension
The benefits of massage therapy are many with stress relief topping the list. Stress is your mental, physical and emotional reaction to difficult and distressing events. As humans we have an automatic physiological system that kicks in whenever we feel threatened or anxious and this is called our fight-or-flight response. While this response is handy to help us react quickly and keep us alive it can be damaging to our body and mind to stay in this high strung state for too long.
Massage therapy creates a release of endorphin’s that immediately counteracts the effects of stress. These endorphin’s also help your body to naturally calm and heal. When we are stressed we reflexively tense up our muscles. Our muscles tighten and shorten which creates pain and ultimately more stress. Massage doesn’t just feel amazing it is an effective way of soothing all of the bodies physical, mental and emotional systems.
Massage Therapy can greatly increase your recovery speed post injury and post surgically by freeing up scar tissue. A seasoned massage therapist can create a therapy plan for you that is specific to your needs. At The Therapy House this would include Myofascial Release, Structural Integration, and Deep Tissue protocols that researchers have found decrease pain in patients after breast cancer treatments, heart surgery, knee surgery, back surgery, etc.
Other Benefits of Massage Therapy
- Relax your body and mind
- Increase Range-of-motion
- Soothe your anxiety
- Eliminate headaches and body aches
- Reduce arthritic pain
- Recover from sports injuries
- Reduce chronic pain conditions
- Reduce fibromyalgia-related symptoms
- Relieve temporomandibular and myofascial joint and muscle pain
- Relieve swelling and inflammation
Massage is a very effective means of reducing chronic pain and stress conditions. As with any treatment the long term results are cumulative. At The Therapy House we match your needs with the right therapist so you can be assured that you will experience the best results.