Injury management with massage helps by decreasing pain as well as the time taken to heal from injuries.
Accidents, repetitive motions, sports injuries and even poor posture can all lead to acute injuries. Without care and attention, this can lead into chronic pain. Specific patterns are established within the body and they can be both physically and mentally challenging.
Treatment oriented therapeutic massage designed specifically with you in mind can alleviate the pain. This therapy will bring function and fun back into your life. Massage can work by itself or in conjunction with other treatments such as physical or occupational therapies to help support the greater and faster healing. It can also be used after traditional therapies are exhausted to aid in further pain reeducation and enhanced abilities.
The benefits of this type of massage therapy are many. Including:
- Reduces soft-tissue restrictions
- Increases range of motion
- Reduces pain & recovery time
- Decreases scar tissue
- Reduces stress related to injury or medical condition
- Speeds pre/post operative recovery
It can address many kinds of issues. Including:
- back pain and sciatica
- carpal tunnel and repetitive stress injuries
- knee and leg pain
- neck pain and whiplash
- thoracic outlet syndrome and more
Working with a caring and compassionate therapist who has the abilities to address these needs enhances their benefits as well. At Body-Wise, our therapists are specially trained to meet these needs.
Massage Manages Pain of Chronic Conditions.
Used as a tool in your pain management care, massage can help decrease pain. Over a period of treatment sessions, the benefits can be exponential. The Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami has shown that the more massage you receive, the greater benefits you gain. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of disease is stress related. Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether may be ideal, it’s not realistic. However, massage has shown to:
- Decreased anxiety
- Enhanced sleep quality
- Greater energy
- Improved concentration
- Increased circulation
- Reduced fatigue
Furthermore, clients often report a sense of perspective and clarity after receiving a massage.
Following a massage session, specific physiological and chemical changes occur throughout the body. Research shows that with massage:
- Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain
- Asthmatic clients show better pulmonary function and increased peak airflow
- High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones
- Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping and increased feelings of serenity
- neo-intensive units show increased growth in premature babies who receive touch therapy
Additionally, those individuals who receive on-going massage therapy, are more in-touch with their bodies than those who do not. That is to say that these individuals are more aware of slight changes and can address those needs with self-care faster than those who are not as aware. This then translates, into decreased pain and overall health & wellness!
Pain Management massage uses a variety of techniques within the tolerance levels of the client and the scope of the practitioner.