Over the years I've had clients find relief through massage therapy for the following conditions:
headaches, sciatica, low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, pins and needles, numbness and tingling (neuralgia), insomnia, stress, migraines, chronic pain, upper back pain, chronic muscle tension, arm pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck stiffness, general muscle hypertonicity, and more.
Here are some additional benefits massage therapy can offer:
1. Improved Stress Response
Have you ever felt like everything was annoying? Chances are that's just a hyperactive sympathetic nervous system. Receiving high quality massage therapy not only feels great, it can also be a very effective tool for toning down that response, and restoring a sense of general calmness and well being. When the body feels good, we feel good!
2. Reduced Risk of Injury
There is a common African proverb: "The wind does not break a tree that bends".
This saying also applies to the human body in a biomechanical sense. When tissues become rigid, one is more prone to injury. Massaging hypertonic muscles helps to restore pliability to the muscles and fascia, reducing risk of strains and other injuries. Most seasoned athletes know this and make it a point to receive massage regularly, but the same principle applies to all of us.
3. Reducing or Eliminating Pain
Structural, postural, and muscular (myofascial) imbalances throughout the body can often be a source of discomfort and in some instances, even intense chronic pain. But the good news is in many instances, a skilled massage therapist can help correct these imbalances, with VAST improvements sometimes being experienced in as little as one session. I've had results like this with my clients numerous times over the years and it always feels rewarding to know I was able to help.
I invite you to schedule an appointment and experience the health benefits for yourself.
Call my office line at (949) 510-6839 to schedule your appointment.