Massage has been into practice for thousands of years and was regarded as a luxurious indulgence. But now, it is considered as a legitimate therapy for pain relief.Massage therapy refers to soft-tissue manipulation performed by trained therapists for therapeutic purposes. It results in an increase in oxytocin, a hormone that is recognized as a natural painkiller.
Massage therapy not only helps to relax tired muscles but is also beneficial for people suffering from chronic pain. It is particularly used to deal with chronic back or neck pain.
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Massage Therapy To Treat Chronic Pain
Massage therapy involves varying degrees of pressure that can be applied to single or multiple body parts or to the entire body. The pressure applied in massage stimulates blood circulation and promotes healing. It reduces stress and tension and improves your range of motion and activity.Serotonin, a chemical in the brain that promotes feelings of well being, is released after a massage.
Due to this chemical release, a variety of physiological changes take place in your body during and after a massage, helping you to feel better and improving your mood. An overall improvement in well-being helps people to also deal with the consequences of chronic pain, such as anxiety and depression.
Types of Massage Therapies
There are different types of massage therapies that are used to ease chronic pain :
- Swedish massage
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Neuromuscular Massage
- Craniosacral therapy
In addition to hands-on treatment by therapists, massage therapy may also be administered using mechanical devices.At Central Healthcare Center we do thorough diagnosis and testing of your condition to identify potential areas that may be causing chronic pain. Based on the diagnosis, our expert massage therapists will recommend the best treatment plan to relieve you of your chronic pain.
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