Does Massage Reduce Stress?

Unfortunately, stress is a major part of life and how we deal with it is crucial to handling and over-coming those stressful times. There is also postural stress. Office workers – BEWARE.  More and more advance complaints such as pain and weakness in the low back and gluteal exacerbated by sustained posturing or prolonged sitting. Luckily at Medical Massage Boutique on Danforth in Toronto, our Highly Skilled, Registered Massage Therapists with a background in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy use Research Based Evidence techniques to help manipulate muscles and tendons to release the constriction that causes the discomfort. As long as you schedule a regular massage it can counteract the imbalance and help maintain overall wellness plus you can keep your desk job.

massage reduce stressSo Why Massage?

  • IT EASES MUSCLE PAIN AND DECREASES MUSCLE TENSION
  • IT SOOTHES ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • IT BOOSTS IMMUNITY
  • IT IMPROVES SLEEP
  • IT RELIEVES HEADACHES

Science have proven massage overall helps increase blood flow which improves stamina and assists in letting the blood flow to the brain and gives you the clear head to handle the stress of the day. The best services Medical Massage Boutique can offer you for Stress Reduction Massage are….

  1. SWEDISH MASSAGE
  2. NEUROMUSCULAR THERAPY
  3. DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
  4. SPORTS MASSAGE
  1. Swedish massage -Swedish massage goes beyond relaxation. It increases the oxygen level, decreasing muscle toxins improving circulation and flexibility while easing muscle tension.

The most common strokes of Swedish are:

  • Effleurage – a smooth gliding strokes used to relax soft tissue
  • Petri sage- the squeezing, rolling, or kneading that follows effleurage.
  • Friction- deep circular movement that causes layers of tissue to rub against each other, helping to increase blood flow and break down scar tissue.
  • Tapotement- a short alternative tap done with cupped hands, fingers or edge of the hand.
  1. Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Is a form of soft tissue manipulation that aims to treat underlying causes of muscular pain involving the muscular and nervous systems. This medically oriented form of Massage addresses trigger points, circulation, nerve compression, postural issues, and biomechanical problems that can be caused by a repetitive movement.

3. Deep Tissue Massage

  • Deep Tissue Massage is best for giving attention to certain painful, stiff “trouble spots” in your body. The Massage Therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, Deep Tissue Massage can be quite therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries, such as back sprain.

4. Sports Massage

  • Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport, Sports Massage uses a variety of approaches to help athletes in training — before, during, or after sports events. You might use it to promote flexibility and help prevent injuries. Or, it may help muscle strains, aiding healing after a sports injury.

Reference: WebMD