You cannot achieve optimal health without being able to move. Physical activity keeps the blood pumping and oxygen flowing. Tight muscles restrict blood flow and, as a result, have a negative impact on all the systems of the body. Alleviating that tightness through massage therapy enables the cardiovascular system and lymph nodes to do their job. Muscle tightness can be caused by stress, injury or a chronic condition such as fibromyalgia. The most effective way to target each muscle is through massage therapy, performed by a physical therapist.
Deep tissue massage targets the deep tissue structures and connective tissue. If you are like most, you live with chronic muscle tension, and knots in your neck and back. Deep tissue massage therapy allows the therapist to release chronic muscle tension. Deep tissue massage does not hurt; but rather releases pressure and tension that has been building up for years. While the benefits are noticeable after the first or second session, it takes a focused program of massage therapy to undo the tension that took years to build up. Your physical therapist will work with you to develop a plan, with realistic goals in mind.
Massage therapy focuses on releasing the deeper myofascial restrictions of the deeper muscles, tendon, and ligaments of the body. There are many approaches to massage therapy and different combinations of techniques utilized in a physical therapy session. Despite the unique approach, massage therapy has existed since ancient Roman times. It is hailed as one of the most effective ways to treat muscle pain.