Treat Muscle Pain

A massage after vigorous exercise unquestionably feels good, and it seems to reduce pain and help muscles recover. Many people, both athletes and health professionals, have long contended it eases inflammation, improves blood flow and reduces muscle tightness. In this article by Synergy Massage in London, we will talk about some different massage techniques that can be used to treat muscle pain. Read on for more information.

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Why massage works

Massage works because it reduces inflammation and stimulates cell repair, which helps muscle cells recover from injury. What this means it that massage helps muscles adapt to increased exercise.

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage targets the deeper layers of your muscles, where soreness typically begins. This type of massage can help relieve your pain symptoms and also help you feel more relaxed, since your body will release more serotonin in response to the massage. Serotonin is a natural chemical produced by the brain that creates positive feelings. Your RMT will do most of the work on your body. You have to move very little.

Sports Massage

Sports massage therapists will vigorously rub your entire body, kneading your muscles and increasing circulation, which can support post workout muscle repair. You’ll do some of the work during a sports massage, stretching and working your muscles. This work maximizes the benefits of the massage.

Swedish Massage

A less vigorous massage style, Swedish Massage relies on gentle strokes and circular motions to ease your soreness and help you relax. Most trainers would recommend a different style of massage, though Swedish may work for you, depending on your pain level.

Trigger-Point Massage

Instead of working entire muscle groups, trigger-point massage focuses on specific areas where you feel the most pain. This type of massage can ease muscle injuries by loosening tight areas. You may feel sore the day after this style of massage.

If you have been dealing with recurring muscle pain in your body, then maybe one of these massage types will work for you. At Synergy Massage in London, our Registered Massage Therapists can administer a variety of different massage techniques. For more information about our services, please feel free to continue browsing through our website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.