Massage therapy is an integral part of a wellness plan. Making sure that all musculature and fascia are able to work as a unit is important for the body to function at 100%. When performed by a licensed massage therapist, the outcomes are a lot more than just relaxation. A licensed therapist can break up those knots that are holding you back, improve lymphatic drainage to reduce swelling in arms and legs, even relieve stress, and improve your sports performance by increasing your range of motion. You can now reap the benefits of massage therapy at home. Whether you are looking for a prenatal massage, sports massage, post-surgery massage, or just a wellness/stress-relieving massage, get it in style with our mobile massage therapists!
If you can get massage therapy at home, why go somewhere else?
Aging Like Wine
There is no doubt that time takes a toll on the body and many have experienced the aches and pains of old age. Sometimes, the pain has been there for so long it feels normal or you learn to live with it. You don’t have to compromise any longer. You can now get massage therapy at home!
It has been found that incorporating massage into one’s health care regime improves older adults’ quality of life by reducing pain, improving stability and body posture. This could be the difference between getting injured by a fall and catching yourself before you slip. The overall improvements are not just physical. Body and mind are not separate. When the body is feeling and functioning better, the mind is able to relax as well.
By decreasing chronic pain and improving one’s movements, a reduction in agitation behavior, like in patients with dementia could be another benefit from getting treated.
But you shouldn’t wait to reach that point before you experience the benefits yourself! The same mechanisms and systems are in interplay at any age; from infants to elders. There is no reason you should hold onto all the extra stress and pain for years at a time.
Age well, with PEAKiropractic by your side!
Stress And Anxiety
In recent years, stress and anxiety levels have skyrocketed. There are many factors that come into play and each person has their own story. Undoubtedly, what everyone should have in common is getting regular massages. This simple practice can significantly reduce your overall stress levels and allow for better coping mechanisms. This has a huge effect of one’s cardiovascular system.
According to “The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery”, massage therapy can significantly reduce anxiety and enhance relaxation after cardiac surgery. On the other hand, scientific evidence shows that massage therapy is an effective intervention when it comes to pre-hypertensive women, with effects lasting up to 72 hours later.
Moeini, M., Givi, M., Ghasempour, Z., & Sadeghi, M. (2011). The effect of massage therapy on blood pressure of women with pre-hypertension. Iranian journal of nursing and midwifery research, 16(1), 61.
Bauer, B. A., Cutshall, S. M., Wentworth, L. J., Engen, D., Messner, P. K., Wood, C. M., … & Sundt III, T. M. (2010). Effect of massage therapy on pain, anxiety, and tension after cardiac surgery: a randomized study. Complementary therapies in clinical practice, 16(2), 70-75.
One of the greatest things in life is bearing a child in your own body for 9 months! The excitement and thrill of becoming a mother often get overshadowed by tensions, aches, and pains. Because of the huge changes the woman’s body goes through during pregnancy time, these aches and pains make things very uncomfortable.
Prenatal massages have been found to be beneficial not only for the soon to be mother but also the fetus. Be relieving tension, and body pain, the woman’s stress hormones are reduced. As a consequence of the results the prenatal massage, the mood of the woman improves, thus redusing cortisol and eliminating depression that are associated with pregnancies.
A lot of women have concerns about prenatal massage therapy sessions. However, the research shows that it is a safe and effective way to relieve the symptoms associated with pregnancy and make for a smooth path to motherhood.
El-Hosary, E., Soliman, H. F. A., & El-Homosy, S. (2016). Effect of Therapeutic Massage on Relieving Pregnancy Discomforts. IOSR Journal of Nursing and Health Science, 5(04), 57-64.
Field, T., Diego, M., & Hernandez-Reif, M. (2010). Prenatal depression effects and interventions: a review. Infant behavior & development, 33(4), 409–418. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.infbeh.2010.04.005