People use massage for a variety of health-related purposes, including relieving pain, rehabilitating sports injuries, reducing stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness.
At Oshawa Chiropractic and Physiotherapy Wellness Centre – we offer a wide range of massage types to suit your individual needs.
Reasons to seek massage therapy can include:
- Relieve stress and anxiety
- Relieve lower back pain
- Reduce pain in other areas of the body
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve flexibility
- Relieve tension headaches
- Reduce depression
- Boost your immunity
- Improve stability and quality of life in older adults
- Improve your overall health and well-being
MASSAGE THERAPY FAQ
How should I prepare for my first appointment?
Make sure to arrive to your appointment a few minutes early to unwind and get ready to allow your body to relax. After your massage, drink plenty of water to help your body recover from the massage and flush any released toxins from your system. Your massage therapist may recommend icing inflamed areas if necessary.
When and how often should I see a Massage Therapist?
For every-day people looking to enjoy the benefits of a deep tissues massage, it is best to undergo general maintenance massages. This means a monthly session with your practitioner. Undergoing regular deep tissue massage sessions helps teach the body to repair itself by manipulating the connective tissues.
Does massage reduce inflammation?
Massage therapy has been widely used as an aid to reduce pain and promote recovery of injured muscles. Hypothesized effects of massage have included moderation of inflammation, improved blood flow, and reduced tissue stiffness, all contributing to pain reduction.