What is muscle pain?
Did you know you have more than 600 muscles? They do everything from pumping blood throughout your body to helping you lift and move. Muscle aches and pains are common and can involve more than one muscle. Muscle pain also can involve ligaments, tendons, and fascia, the soft tissues that connect muscles, bones, and organs.
Muscle pain is most frequently caused by tension, overuse, or muscle injury from exercise or physically-demanding work. In these situations, the pain tends to involve specific muscles and starts during or just after the activity. It is usually obvious which activity is causing the pain.
Statistics show that nearly 80% of adults suffer from at least one episode of back pain in their lives.
How can remedial massage help?
Throughout our bodies we have a clear fluid that circulates around the body tissues called “lymph.” At the same time, we may have inflammation, which is an immune response to injury or infection that causes pain, redness, heat, and swelling in the affected area - in our muscles, around our muscles, even in our joints. When lymph and inflammation start to accumulate in the body, the excess fluid will put pressure on blood vessels and our circulation will decrease, limiting blood flow to that area. As the pressure increases, it irritates the nerves, which will cause you to have pain. By helping the body remove excess lymph and inflammation, massage therapy can make your blood flow better, which will reduce the pressure that is irritating the nerves and get rid of your pain.
Massage also provides a number of other benefits: relaxing the muscles, improved range of motion, improved sleep, and increased production of endorphins, which will improve your mood.
Deep tissue massage
Deep tissue massage can also break down the tight spots known as trigger points. These taut little bands or knots in the muscle respond very well and constitute the majority of muscle injuries.
This is an effective treatment for muscle pain, back pain and injuries especially problems in the back neck and shoulders, deep tissue muscle work techniques are used, along with trigger point therapy to:
- Release muscle spasms
- Treat back pain
- Unlock knots
- Relax the muscles
- Promote healing
- Make you feel great
The result - a pain free and totally relaxed you.
Is remedial massage right for everyone?
With certain health conditions, it is wise to check with your doctor first, particularly with:
- Blood vessel diseases
- Cardiovascular diseases
- Certain forms of cancer
- Skin conditions such as burns, cuts, cold sores, bruises, sores, herpes, open cuts, and swollen areas, you should not have a massage in one of these areas.
- Severe back pain could mean you have a problem that could be exacerbated with massage
- People with high fevers or chills
If in doubt, please check with your doctor first.
We use trigger point therapy, hot stones and deep tissue muscle work to relax your muscles and get rid of your aches and pains.