Treat Muscle Pain
We’ve all suffered from the soreness associated with an overly exuberant exercise session. However, did you know that most Canadians experience neck, back and muscle pain from another less-strenuous activity? Surprisingly, it’s sitting. Chronic back pain, which is the second most common cause of disability and a top reason for missing work, can be the result of improper posture while sitting and standing. Additionally, carrying extra weight, poor posture, and repetitive or overuse movements can put strain on the back and other sensitive areas. This strain often results in spasms, tense muscles and pain in your upper back, hips, glutes and hamstrings. So the question is: what can treat muscle pain? The answer is massage therapy, and in this article by Synergy Massage, we will explain how.
How can massage therapy treat muscle pain?
Massage therapy gets to the root of the pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which leads to an increase in oxygen and nutrients brought to the area. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine which are hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing and pain management, and calm your nerves. Some benefits of relaxed muscles include:
- A reduction in pain that results from tense muscles
- A relief in muscle tension and stiffness
Decrease muscle spasms with massage therapy
Your Registered Massage Therapist at Synergy Massage will identify the best type of therapy for your particular situation. Each has its own benefits:
Decreases muscle soreness before and after any type of exercise, and can be focused on a particular area of your body.
Trigger Point Therapy:
Focuses targeted cycles of pressure and release on specific areas of your body that sometimes refer pain to other areas.
Hot Stone Massage:
Decreases muscle spasms and encourages deeper muscle relaxation with smooth, heated stones placed in key areas on your body.
So, are you looking for a way to treat muscle pain? Hopefully this article by Synergy Massage has opened your eyes to the benefits of massage therapy as a form of treatment. For more information about massage therapy, please feel free to continue browsing through our Synergy Massage website. Click here to find our contact information and to fill out our contact form.