What are the Benefits of Therapeutic Massage?
Updated: May 5
Therapeutic Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of therapeutic massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found therapeutic massage may also be helpful for:
Increasing Range of Motion
Myofascial pain syndrome
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint pain (TMJ)
Lowering high blood pressure
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy therapeutic massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.
Divine Spark in Richmond VA intuitively customizes each therapeutic massage based on the client's individual needs. An integrative massage is created to relieve pain and tension by incorporating a variety of massage techniques including: trigger point therapy, deep tissue massage, NMT (neuromuscular therapy, PNF (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation), sports massage, reflexology, acupressure, myofascial release, Thai Massage, energy work and stretching. Hot towels and aromatherapy are included. Hot stones and Himalayan salt stones can be added for deeper relief.
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