Massage therapy is so relaxing that it’s easy to overlook its therapeutic benefits. Regular message therapy delivers noticeable emotional, physical, and mental benefits that make it one of the most popular treatments we offer at Relax Holistic. Therapeutic massage is a lot more than just a backrub. Your therapist will perform deep tissue manipulation of your muscles and soft tissue, using their fingers and hands, and sometimes their forearms or elbows.
The benefits of massage therapy are well known in the medical community. Here are just a few of the many benefits of visiting Relax Holistic for a therapeutic massage:
Poor circulation is a recipe for many kinds of health problems. Your holistic health practitioner at Relax Holistic can help you combine massage therapy with other lifestyle changes like an improved diet and exercise. This will improve your overall health.
If you’re an active person, sore muscles are a fact of life. It doesn’t take a heavy workout at the gym to bring on muscle soreness, either — simple chores like gardening, or activities like cycling or walking can give you aches and pains that limit your range of motion.
Massage therapy from Relax Holistic loosens tight muscles and increase flexibility. Increased circulation from your therapeutic massage will speed recovery of muscles after a workout and give you increased stamina.
Improves Range of Motion
Tightness of muscles can cause an injury as surely as overexertion. As your muscles tighten up, your range of motion diminishes, which in turn makes even more of your muscles tighten.
Our massage therapy experts will work your joints to make them more flexible, loosen your tendons, ligaments, and connective tissue, plus give your aching muscles relaxing deep-tissue massage.
More people are suffering from debilitating headaches than ever before. That’s due to an increase in stress in everyday life. A steady build-up in anxiety and tension in the back, neck, shoulders, and head can lead to blinding headaches.
Massage therapy attacks the problem by releasing tension with a series of techniques designed to decrease immediate pain while loosening up the underlying musculature. That makes the pain relief last well past the massage therapy session.
Tension is a common culprit in sleep disorders. Tense muscles make it impossible to lie comfortably in bed, disturbing sleep patterns further. A lack of proper sleep can increase the levels of stress during the day. This creates a self-supporting cycle of discomfort.
Massage therapy can improve the restorative properties of your sleep by increasing the levels of serotonin in the bloodstream. These naturally released compounds are believed to contribute to proper regulation of important body functions like appetite, mood, and sleeping patterns.
Poor posture is a double threat. Hunching over a computer terminal or craning your neck to look at your mobile phone puts a lot of strain on your muscles. It also increases tension, which can accelerate the effects of your poor posture.
Poor spinal alignment can lead to serious health problems. Massage therapy can loosen up the muscles that have tightened up as your body adapted to your bad posture. The increased range of motion will let you sit up and stand up straighter. More natural sitting and standing posture will leave you pain-free and more relaxed.
Athletes have used therapeutic massage for decades to speed healing and get them back to full strength faster. The techniques that were once only understood by professional trainers are now available to anyone that could benefit from therapeutic massage.
Relax Holistic Has Three Convenient Locations
If you’d like to join the tens of millions of people who benefit from regular, relaxing massage therapy, come in to one of our three Los Angeles area holistic health offices. You have nothing to lose but your aches and pains!