The Benefits of Medical Massage - Kayla Johnson, LMT Licensed Massage Therapist

Posted: July 1, 2019

Medical massage is result oriented and the treatment is applied to specific problem areas. The therapist may use a variety of modalities during the treatment but will focus on areas of the body related to the issues the patient presents.   Medical massage can provide a wide range of relief from several conditions and ailments, contributing to both physical and mental wellness. Here are 22 benefits of medical massage:

  •   Alleviate postoperative pain

  •   Calm anxiety and depression

  •   Relieve stress and encourage relaxation

  •   Reduce low back pain

  •   Lessen fibromyalgia pain

  •   Minimize muscle tension

  •   Boost exercise performance

  •   Relieve tension headaches and migraines

  •   Better sleep

  •   Help with rheumatoid or osteoarthritis pain

  •   Improve balance

  •   Improves heart health

  •   Lower blood pressure

  •   Increase range of motion

  •   Lessen pain after joint replacement

  •   Minimize symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  •   Reducing symptoms of dementia

  •   Diabetes management

  •   Healthy digestive and urinary system function

  •   Decrease inflammation

  •   Increase energy

  •   Improve posture

Here we review a few of the main benefits of medical massage therapy:The relaxing, stress relieving properties of massage therapy can help manage symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other stress induced mental disorders.  Dementia patients can also experience less agitation and have an improved mood due to the relaxation and reduced level of cortisol that massage can provide.In cases of diabetes, it helps in controlling blood sugar levels and insulin absorption. The increase in circulation provides more oxygen and nutrients to the cells, which helps the cells use the insulin more efficiently. Massage can help quickly carry oxygenated blood throughout the body, which increases the healing power our bodies have. The circulatory effects of massage also contribute to decreased inflammation and lower blood pressure.

Internal organs can work more efficiently following a massage, which can aid in a healthy urinary and digestive system. Massage can increase peristalsis, which is the contraction of digestive tract muscles.Massage can be very beneficial in enhancing movement and healing a wide variety of injuries. Also, in the case of an injury or feelings of lethargy, massage can help movement be freer or without pain, giving the patient more energy.Massage therapy has amazing and powerful effects on the body, both physically and mentally.

Whether you are taking a proactive approach to your health or seeking relief from a variety of ailments, the Optimum Therapies team of trained and experienced massage therapists can help you reach your goals!


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