Massage therapy is considered an alternative medicine; however, Chinese massage therapy has ancient roots in the Far East and is a fundamental form of Chinese medicine. Massage therapy can be used for a range of health-related purposes by applying pressure techniques to muscles and the soft tissue of different parts of the body, improving circulation and energy flow.
Massage treatment can extend to different areas. A few of the most common uses administered by a skilled massage therapist are the following:
• Relaxation Therapy—Consisting of techniques using pressure that is gentle, relaxation therapy is aimed at reducing stress and mood imbalances. It can alleviate depression or anxiety, improve blood circulation, release muscular tension and aches, and increase energy.
• Pain Management—The techniques used in massage therapy for pain management focus specifically on releasing pain and tenderness in the muscles and tissues of the body. It can be used for back pain relief, neck pain relief, muscle pain relief, and more.
• Therapeutic Massage—Therapeutic massage can be applied for many different reasons, such as sports injuries. It can help with sprains, broken bones or fractures, muscle spasms, and hamstring injuries. It helps to increase blood flow to the injured area, stretch tight muscles and tissues, release swelling, and increase flexibility.
Massage therapy can be applied to almost any area of your life, not only for physical ailments but chronic illnesses as well. It has been used for diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking cessation, depression and mood imbalances, anxiety, weight loss, and more. If you would like to improve your health and well-being by using massage therapy in New Bern, NC, then make an appointment with me at Yucal Spa today!