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Massage for Chronic Pain: What It Does

Massage for Chronic Pain: What It Does

Consistent massage therapy is a great way to alleviate chronic pain. Massage therapy works so well because it helps to relax the entire body. Read on to find out how it all works, as well as the many benefits massage therapy provides.

How Does Massage Work?

The physical manipulation of the skin, muscle, and tissues causes the body’s blood flow to increase. When your blood flow increases, this means the blood is being rushed to those tense muscles and painful tissue. Not only is this excellent for the healing of your muscles, it is beneficial to the body as a whole. When your body undergoes constant states of stress, such as living with chronic pain, you are never able to fully relax. The increase in blood flow allows for nutrients to rush to the problem area quicker as well as a release of endorphins. So, you are not exclusively helping out your chronic pain– you are also helping your mental health. An increase in mental wellness also helps maintain physical wellness by reducing physical discomfort, pain, tension, and stiffness.

Other Benefits

As mentioned above, massage therapy is excellent for your entire body. Living with chronic pain means suffering from chronic pain– no one should have to do that. Receiving massage therapy for chronic pain relief will allow you to see results, have relaxed tissue, and enhanced circulation. The key to seeing and feeling long-lasting results is seeking consistent massage treatment. While massage is, unfortunately, not a permanent solution to chronic pain caused by illness or disease, it is outstanding at reducing the symptoms and preventing further pain. Massage helps prevent pain due to the increase in circulation. When your body experiences increased circulation, it reduces fluid build ups– resulting in decreased inflammation.

Aruna Wants to Help

Aruna is a certified medical massage therapist who wants to help you feel better. She will cater her practices to your specific needs utilizing techniques such as PNMT, TMJ, deep tissue massage, or SRT. Contacting Therapeutic Medical Massage for medical massage therapy is a terrific way to look out for your mental and physical well being.

Cupping Therapy: What Does It Really Do?

Cupping Therapy: What Does It Really Do?

Cupping therapy is an ancient, and super effective, form of massage therapy. Suction cups are used on tense areas of the body in order to release the pain. Even with this being a famous form of therapy, you may not be aware of the effects. Read on to find out why cupping therapy is so effective!

How It Works

The main difference between cupping and regular massage therapy is decompression vs. compression. Regular massage therapy uses lotions and oils combined with stroking, kneading, rubbing, and tapping. All of these amazing techniques compress the tissue and help to release aches and pains. Instead of compressing the muscles and tissues, cupping works to decompress soft tissues with the pulling action of the cups. Cupping massage is for any aches and pains ranging from generic pain relief to sprains, injuries, and inflammation. Overall, cupping massage is a faster relief method than regular massage therapy.

Wide Range of Benefits

It may be surprising; however, cupping aids in many areas of wellness– not just pain relief. One of the most notable benefits of suction cup massage is the increase in circulation. When the cups are placed on the body (most commonly at the point of injury), this increases blood flow and overall circulation throughout the body. This is excellent for the body in that it motivates cell repair, reduces tension, increases mobility and range of motion. Increased circulation also encourages the body to flush out any toxins.

Another amazing benefit to cupping therapy is the reduced feelings of anxiety and depression. The movement of the cups on our skins triggers our PNS (parasympathetic nervous system). The PNS reduces our bodies’ breathing, heart rate, and blood pressure. When all of these factors are lowered, our bodies enter a deep state of relaxation– resulting in reduced symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Other outstanding benefits from cupping therapy are that it can help clear blockages, heal scars, reduce stretch marks, aid in digestion, and much more!

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Therapeutic Medical Massage wants what is best for our clients. If you are interested in trying out cupping massage therapy, contact us to set up an appointment today! We are so excited to help you live pain-free!

How Do I Know if I Need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

How Do I Know if I Need a Lymphatic Drainage Massage?

Our lymphatic system is crucial to helping our bodies heal. The lymphoid system consists of many organs that work together to rid the body of excess waste. Medical surgeries, cosmetic procedures, or just regular buildup within the system are all reasons one may need a lymphatic drainage massage. Read on to learn more about this specific massage and what it can do for you!

Post-Surgery Recovery

If you have just undergone a procedure, manual drainage is perfect for you. Recovering from a surgery can be painful. This is why having a trained professional manually help remove congestion from the body really helps to alleviate pain. Lymphatic drainage massages essentially help the toxins within your body (causing pain, swelling, or discomfort) get to your lymph nodes quicker. Other benefits to this include: the nodes are able to flush out the toxins, prevent the clogging from happening again, speed up recovery, reduce scarring, and rehabilitate the natural flow of the body.

Whether you have recently had a cosmetic procedure or an orthopedic procedure, lymphatic drainage massage can help with your recovery. Once your doctor allows for you to have a massage after a specific recovery period, you can schedule your appointment with Aruna.

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Although post-surgery recovery is often when people seek lymphatic drainage massage the most– this form of therapy works brilliantly for other signs of buildup. Other reasons manual drainage may be the solution for you include:

  • Allergies
  • Swollen lymph nodes (your lymph nodes can be located in your neck, underarm/armpit, groin, chest, and abdomen)
  • Swollen fingers
  • Infection
  • Digestive issues

If any of these sound like you, or you are concerned you may be experiencing congestion. Reach out to Aruna at Therapeutic Medical Massage to review what is best for you.