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Benefits of Massage Therapy

February 28, 2022

Massage therapy offers a host of benefits to people from all walks of life. This form of healing touch lowers blood pressure, releases endorphins, and reduces your heart rate, along with relieving stress and tension for overall good health. It’s not just for people living with pain, either. Even people who generally feel well can see positive physical and mental changes from regular massage therapy.

Did you know? Here are some facts you might not know about massage therapy:

●    There are approximately 5 million touch receptors in our skin—3,000 in a fingertip alone.
●    There are many types of massage. Over 75 methods are available today.
●    Massage might be one of the oldest forms of medical care: Ancient Egyptians used massage for healing and it’s depicted in their paintings.
●    People get massages for a number of reasons, but half of the people surveyed cited medical or health reasons such as pain management, soreness, stiffness, or injury as their main reason.

There may be many reasons that people seek to heal with massage, but there are almost as many benefits of massage as there are reasons to see a licensed massage therapist!

The Benefits Of Massage

Benefits of massage can vary based on the type of massage therapy used and the overall treatment plan. Check with our licensed massage therapists if you would like to know anything about specific treatments for you.

Pain management – low back pain is a common ailment that people report and may find relief through massage therapy

Prenatal comfort – more women are experiencing the benefits of prenatal massage on their overall health and relief from common pregnancy discomfort

Immune function improvements – by stimulating the flow of lymph (a fluid of white blood cells in your body that’s part of your natural defense system), massage may improve immune health

Athletic performance – athletes from beginners to Olympians can use massage as a way to treat pain and soreness as well as improve range of motion

Tissue regeneration – massage may be a treatment for scar tissue and stretch marks as well as other kinds of skin rejuvenation

Reduce joint and muscle ailments – use massage to reduce spasms and cramping as well as increasing circulation and improving joint flexibility

Migraine treatments – some people find relief from migraines through massage therapy

Denville Medical & Sports Rehabilitation offers massage therapy from massage therapists who are licensed nurses certified in massage therapy. They are trained in many types of therapeutic massage including Sports Massage, Shiatsu and Swedish, as well as Acupressure and Reflexology. We use a number of massage therapies to help the patient relieve stress and muscle tension along with aiding in the healing process. Massage therapy plays a large role in healing and balance of the patient’s muscular-skeletal system and is a valued part of our practice.

Curious how massage therapy can help you? Contact us! We’re happy to answer any questions you have about our services or treatments related to your specific ailments. Stop in to Denville Medical Sports & Rehabilitation Center at 161 East Main Street, Route 53 in Denville or
call (973) 627-7888.

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