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The goal of massage therapy is to augment and manipulate muscles to alleviate tension and pain. Massage helps to increase circulation, increase lymphatic flow, and stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system.
Pain is a signal telling you something is wrong. The problem is we believe it is an isolated pain and want to solve it through passive manipulation. (someone else doing the work for us - chiropractic, massage, acupuncture, reiki, etc)
Massaging or only manipulating the point of Pain is not as corrective or healing as you may believe. The reason is because Pain is the signal but not the cause. No pain happens in isolation and it is usually due to a series of posture issues, and an offset of the center of mass in the body which then creates compensation in the rest of the body creating a chain reaction. You are only feeling one of the effects... The Pain signal.
Muscle moves Bones! In order to achieve the best results of your chiropractic treatment, a massage should be first or alongside your maintenance routine for better results. Otherwise, your tight muscles will continue to pull the vertebrae and joints out of alignment. The best long-lasting results come from fixing the source of the problems. Your POSTURE.
Realignment from head to toe, proper functionality as a whole, and a better center of mass is the best way to decrease, manage, and eliminate your pain. Massage helps to release the tension in your muscles as they start to realign themselves into proper functional positions. Posture Exercises are simple, effective, and low impact. They improve not only what is happening with your physical look, but also improve your breathing, your digestion system, your cardiovascular, and the whole body-mind connection.
If you are interested in learning more about Posture Therapy in conjunction with your massage therapy ... let's talk.
You don't have to live in pain anymore. Now is the time to take your health back into your own hands. Let me show you how.
Massage and Posture Therapist
Massage therapy is a popular method for relieving stress, reducing tension, and promoting overall well-being. Two common types of massage are deep pressure and relaxation massage, each offering distinct benefits. In this blog, we'll explore the differences between these two techniques, why deep pressure massage might hurt, how to follow up after a massage, and the best maintenance practices. We'll also discuss when to incorporate massage with posture therapy exercises for optimal results.
𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝘃𝘀. 𝗥𝗲𝗹𝗮𝘅𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲
Deep Pressure Massage:
Deep pressure massage, also known as deep tissue massage, is designed to target the deeper layers of muscles and connective tissue. It involves firm pressure and slow, deliberate strokes to release chronic muscle tension and alleviate specific issues like muscle knots and adhesions. This type of massage is often therapeutic and can provide relief from chronic pain, muscle stiffness, and limited range of motion.
Relaxation massage, on the other hand, focuses on promoting overall relaxation and reducing stress. It typically involves gentle, flowing strokes that help to calm the nervous system, increase circulation, and create a sense of well-being. Relaxation massage is perfect for those seeking mental and physical relaxation, as well as those who may be new to massage therapy.
𝗪𝗵𝘆 𝗗𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗣𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝘀𝗮𝗴𝗲 𝗛𝘂𝗿𝘁?
Deep pressure massage can sometimes be uncomfortable or even painful, especially if the therapist is working on tight or knotted muscles. The discomfort arises because the therapist is targeting specific areas of tension. However, the pain should be within a tolerable range, and communication with your therapist is crucial. It's essential to convey your comfort level and any discomfort to ensure a positive experience.
After a massage, it's important to take care of your body:
Hydrate: Drink plenty of water to flush out toxins released during the massage.
Rest: Allow your body to rest and recover.
Avoid strenuous activities: Give your muscles time to adapt to the changes.
Self-care: Perform gentle stretching and relaxation techniques.
Understanding the differences between deep pressure and relaxation massage is crucial for choosing the right treatment to meet your specific needs. While deep-pressure massage might cause some discomfort, its therapeutic benefits are worth it for those seeking relief from chronic pain and tension. To maximize the advantages of massage and posture therapy, maintaining a regular routine and adopting proper self-care practices are key. Always communicate with your therapists and prioritize your well-being for the best results.
Massage and Posture Therapist