Massage Eases Muscle Pain
A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.
“Massage increases and improves circulation. Just like rubbing your elbow when you knock it on a table helps to relieve the pain,” says Lauren Tindall of Holistic Bliss Bodywork on the sunny Gold Coast.
Research indicates that massage therapy can reduce inflammation of skeletal muscle damaged through exercise and other forms of stress. A study by the Buck Institute for Research on Aging and McMaster University in Ontario, Canada found evidence that massage therapy may provide relief from inflammation (which is often the reason behind muscular aches and pains), similar to how anti-inflammatory medication helps swelling go down.
A good massage is a wonderful way of releasing trigger points, stretching and elongating muscles and breaking down adhesions. The therapist can focus on areas that are stiff, injured or just plain sore. By increasing the blood flow to the tissues and releasing the tension, massage not only helps alleviate the pain, but can also help eliminate toxins and oxygenate the cells.
All this means a healthier and happier you.
“Omg.. I have not felt this good in years, best massage I have ever had in my life. I am definitely a customer for life now. Thank you so much!”
–Daniel Asonye, Gold Coast.