The curse of chronic pain
When you have persistent and chronic tension it can have a negative impact on your body. It can interfere with your social, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. If you have chronic tension, you may find it difficult to carry out normal daily activities or even leisure ones such as. It can have a negative impact on your quality of life and might have a psychological affect on you as well.
How massage can help with chronic tension
Many people think painkillers are the only answer to pain relief, but this is simply not the case. Chronic tension can be overcome with the help of massage and has an excellent rate of effectiveness and safety. The most studied form of massage therapy is for lower back pain. Many people experience this kind of chronic pain within their lifetimes and it can really debilitate many.
There are studies that have shown that massages are able to relieve chronic back pain for up to six months, which far surpasses the aid of painkillers or other medicinal treatments.
Massage can help to ease chronic pain in multiple different ways. The art of massaging increases blood flow throughout the body, and when this rush of blood reaches the location of pain, the extra warmth can help to aid the pain that is being felt.
Massages also help to release natural painkillers within our brain and speeds up the flow of oxytocin, a hormone known to relax muscles and encourage calm and content feelings within us.
Could deep tissue massage be what you need?
Doctors, physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors all recommend the use of deep tissue massages. It focuses on the deep layers of muscle tissue and fascia.
It works by using pressure points along with slow and firm strokes, meaning this particular massage isn’t comfortable to endure. However, the increased flow of blood throughout the body allows inflammation to reduce, meaning the pain will subside afterwards.
Deep tissue massages can help to break up and erase scar tissue in the body when they are used consistently over time.
These types of massages are also great as sports and remedial massages, they have proven to be an effective treatment for injured muscles and can help to rehabilitate. The massage can help to ease the movement of toxins from the muscles, allowing stretching and relaxing of tight or twisted muscles to occur.
If you are currently suffering from pain, whether a new pain or chronic, massaging could well be the answer to your woes.
We hope this information was useful for you. If you have any questions about it or about our treatments, please contact us. We are only a 5 minute walk away from Mill Hill Broadway Station. We are always happy to help.