Why Massages are Vital for Pain Management | South Bay Pain Doctors

Why Massages are Vital for Pain Management

There are many advantages for receiving massages either for leisure or pain management. Massage therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while also improving circulation. The benefits of massage are extensive, varied, and have been proven beneficial for chronic conditions including: stress, sleep apnea […]

There are many advantages for receiving massages either for leisure or pain management. Massage therapy is the application of soft-tissue manipulation techniques to the body, generally intended to reduce stress and fatigue while also improving circulation. The benefits of massage are extensive, varied, and have been proven beneficial for chronic conditions including: stress, sleep apnea and insomnia, stiffness and muscle tension, headaches, and chronic pain.

How can it help you?
Therapeutic massage is a physical process that has been shown to dramatically increase the circulation of blood, oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. It also aids in the clearing of waste products from the body’s tissues, facilitating the healing of injuries such as muscle strains and joint sprains, and helps reduce inflammation. Massage Therapy has also been shown to increase the production of endorphins, amino acids that work as the bodies own natural pain killers.

How South Bay Pain Docs can help
There are more than 250 variations of massage, bodywork, and somatic therapies and many practitioners utilize multiple techniques. The techniques we practice at South Bay Pain Docs include: Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, and Trigger Point Massage. We also offer a Shiatsu Massage, a system of massage that incorporates application of pressure and stretching techniques to relieve muscle tension, ease joint stiffness, and realign the structure of the body. To learn more about any of the massage techniques we offer visit southbaypaindocs.com