- How does massage therapy affect blood circulation?
A massage therapy includes squeezing and pulling action which helps in flushing out the lactic acid from one’s body, improving the circulation of lymph fluids. This flushing of lactic acid from lymph fluid results in the removal of metabolic waste away from muscles and internal organs, helping lower down the blood pressure and improved body functions.
- When should I visit a massage therapist?
Massage therapists treat soft-tissue muscles of the body. Therefore, whenever you’re experiencing any pain in the soft tissues of your body along with other problems such as lower back pain, stress, allergies, skin cancer, muscle weakness, sports injury, etc. you must visit a massage therapist.
- What can you expect from a deep tissue massage?
Deep tissue massages offer both physical and psychological benefits. Involving a different massage technique, deep tissue massages focus on musculoskeletal issues, such as strains and sports injuries, treats muscle pain, improves body stiffness and helps people unwind mentally.
- How often should I go for massage therapy?
The frequency of visits should vary depending on your condition. For instance, for the first few weeks the twice a week massages is more than enough. You can increase the frequency of your visits to your massage therapist gradually when the symptoms improve.
- What's better for a bad back, massage therapy or physiotherapy?
Both massage therapy and physiotherapy have their own benefits. For instance, massage therapy is often for immediate relaxation of pain and muscle spasms. However, physiotherapy is more focused on muscle rehabilitation and improving joint functions. Therefore, patients must judiciously choose between the two.
- How do I find a licensed massage therapist near me?
Finding a licensed massage therapist near you can be a daunting task. However, you can always look for recommendations from your friends, family members or colleagues who have been to or are still visiting massage therapists. You can also check with your insurance provider about whether they cover the cost of massage therapy. If they do, they will definitely have recommendations.
- What are the benefits of massage therapy
Massage therapies have several benefits. For instance, it is relaxing when your body is under stress and lowers down the risk factors contributing to weight gain, sleeplessness, digestive problems, and headaches. In addition, massage therapies lower the blood pressure and improve body functions, relieve muscle spasm, reduce muscle tension and stiffness, etc. Apart from that, regular massage therapies can help improve posture and boost your immune system.
- Do massage therapists produce care plans for their clients?
Some massage therapists do produce care plans and some don’t. For instance, if you are visiting a massage therapist due to a soft tissue injury, your massage therapist, once they get into the affected tissue, will be able to tell you how many therapies you would need. In that case, your massage therapist may produce a care plan to ensure proper rehabilitation of your soft tissues.