Feel Better With Tension Relief
People who are under extra stress frequently experience increased muscle pain and tension. Massage therapists are specially trained to use a variety of techniques and gentle stretching to relax muscle tension and release knots in the muscles. Depending on the condition the therapist may use Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Reiki (a form of energy healing) Neuro Muscular Therapy, CranioSacral Therapy, Reflexology or others. At BodyWorks we offer a blended therapy session of advanced techniques called Integrative Synergistic Therapy. Because it provides you with exactly what you need when you need it, it is very effective. Sometimes therapists also use warm or cold applications, such as ice packs, hot packs, warmed aromatherapy pillows or hot stones to release taut muscles.
Massage Also Helps Relax The Nervous System
The calming strokes of full body massage also activate the part of the nervous system that promotes relaxation. This aids in the release of excess tension, and can improve your sleep. It helps normalize your heart rate and blood pressure as well.
Pain And Stress Is Reduced With Massage
Chronic pain is it’s own source of stress. It can make it hard to sleep and drain you of the energy you need to get through the day. Many people know that massage can relieve muscle aches and pains, but it can help with chronic pain in another important way. Massage calms the nervous system, allowing you to refocus on pleasurable sensations. As a result, your pain sensations can recede. When your pain is relieved, even temporarily, your stress is reduced.
Get In The Habit of Relaxation
When you receive massage, you’ll become more aware of the effects of stress on your body. You’ll also learn what it feels like to relax when you are under stress. If you receive massage regularly, you can develop a habit of consciously relaxing when you feel stress building.