Why Get A Therapeutic Massage?
Therapeutic massage is one of the best ways to reduce your pain, increase your mobility, lower your stress, and improve your health. In fact, the American Massage Therapy Association lists twenty-five different medical benefits you can receive through regular massage therapy. This list focuses on the wide array of benefits that patients of massage therapy experience, from pain reduction related to various medical conditions, such as fibromyalgia, to day-to-day aches and pains.
Benefits of a Downtown Denver Massage
You probably already know that therapeutic massage can help with sore and stiff muscles, but what you may not realize is that regular massage therapy can do more than just relieve pain from sports injuries or muscular problems.
Our certified and fully licensed massage therapist, Sarah Monreal, specializes in a variety of techniques that address all of these pain and symptom areas. She calls upon her specializations in neuromuscular therapy and cranio-sacral massage techniques to relieve pain in various regions of the body. She is also trained in an assortment of other massage modalities, including deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, and prenatal massage that help her find and treat the root of your pain problems.
Reducing pain is the most widely recognized benefit of therapeutic massage. From a stiff, sore neck to sports injuries and chronic pain conditions, massage therapy can be an instrumental player in leading a pain-free life.
In addition, researchers have found that therapeutic massage lowers the activity of cytokines, which are the proteins that cause inflammation and pain. It also stimulates the mitochondria in cells to convert glucose into the energy that is used for cell repair. In one study on arthritis, it was found that regular massage led to a decrease in pain and stiffness, along with overall improvements in hand grip strength, their range of motion, and the functionality of the joints. Massage therapy provides pain reduction all the way down to a molecular level to promote healing and general wellness.
Lower Stress and Blood Pressure
In Denver's fast-paced, on-the-go 24/7 environment, remaining stress-free is difficult, to say the least. Therapeutic massage provides patients with a calm, tranquil environment to collect their thoughts and relax. Neurotransmitters are key in a patients ability to reduce anxiety; massage therapy stimulates these transmitters while reducing the hormones that increase stress and anxiety.
By changing the psychological state of a patient to promote relaxation, researchers have also found that within the first ten to fifteen minutes of a therapeutic massage, the heart rate and oxygen consumption of the patients slowed, and the blood pressure was significantly reduced as a result. Aside from the psychological benefits of massage therapy, the physiological benefits also play a role in preparing a patient to handle their busy schedule or enjoy a day off.
Therapeutic Massage Improves Overall Health
When you receive Denver's finest massage therapy with Sarah, she will use a variety of techniques to help your muscles relax. During this process, chemicals are released that improve circulation throughout your body, allowing oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to your muscles. With more nutrients and oxygen readily available, your cells function more efficiently, your sleep improves, any symptoms of depression are eased, your immune system receives a boost, and your overall health is drastically improved.
Book your downtown Denver massage today and experience better sleep, greater ease of motion, and less stress. If you have particular symptoms, pain or health concerns, make sure you let your therapist know so they can tailor their efforts to your specific needs.