Massage therapy involves using manipulative techniques of pressing, kneading, and stroking the soft tissues and muscles on various areas of the body. It is one of the oldest forms of homeopathic treatments to help alleviate pain, discomfort, swelling, soreness, and tension.
Massage therapy also helps improve muscle tone, stimulates blood circulation, and supports the lymphatic system for improved functioning throughout the body. While massage therapy primarily targets the muscles and soft tissues just below the skin, an alternative form of massage therapy is deep tissue massage that targets the deeper layers of muscles and tissues.
Massage therapy treatments are performed with the patient typically lying down on their back or stomach, depending on the area being treated. Prior to treatment heat may be applied to the area to help loosen up tight, tense muscles and connective tissues.
The massage therapist applies the most appropriate methods based on the need of the patient, the reason for massage therapy, and overall objectives.
Massage therapy can be used with other types of treatments including physiotherapy and chiropractic care. When part of a complete treatment plan for injuries and related medical conditions, massage therapy can help promote faster healing and recovery.
The frequency of massage therapy treatments will vary from one person to the next. It will depend on your underlying reasons for receiving massage therapy. For instance, if your objective is to alleviate tension and stress, weekly treatments can be highly therapeutic. On the other hand, if you are recovering from a muscle sprain or strain, massage therapy treatments two or three times a week might be more appropriate.
While there can be minor discomfort at the start of massage therapy, most people report a sense of relaxation and calmness by the end of their treatment. Some people even become so relaxed they fall asleep during their massage therapy sessions.
Some of the benefits you could gain from massage therapy could include:
Most patients report short-term relief after a single massage therapy treatment. However, continued treatments provide a cumulative effect to bring optimal results. Regular treatments can help strengthen and tone the body, reduce tension, improve blood flow, and reduce unnecessary strains on muscles and connective tissues. Furthermore, ongoing massage therapy can be beneficial to reduce fatigue, increase energy levels, and provide more restful sleep.
Massage therapy can help treat other underlying conditions, such as stimulating or calming the nervous system, helping repair damaged muscles and connective tissues, and alleviating pain and discomfort associated with chronic conditions like arthritis.
Our Brampton massage therapists are well-educated and trained in the latest techniques and methods to provide exceptional quality of care. They receive ongoing training and certification programs to ensure you receive the very best massage therapy treatments.
Massage therapy is often covered by many health benefits plans when combined with other types of treatments such as physiotherapy or chiropractic care. For further information about massage therapy in Brampton, how massage therapy could benefit you, or to schedule an initial consultation, please feel free to call Physiotherapy First at 905-796-6662 today!
We look forward to speaking with you to answer any questions you may have, discussing your health benefits plan coverage, and helping you alleviate your pain and discomfort to feel better.