There’s a reason massages feel calming and pleasant, and it’s because they’re good for your body. A professional massage can loosen your muscles and encourage blood flow, relieving pain and reducing fatigue.
If you regularly suffer pain caused by muscle aches, massage therapy can be an excellent addition to your treatment plan.
At Advantage Spinal Dynamics & Innovative Medicine in Meridian, Idaho, our team of experienced medical practitioners can help address your pain with massage therapy, decreasing pain levels by finding trigger points and releasing knotted muscles.
Everyone experiences muscle aches from time to time. You might feel sore after a long day, a hard workout, or a stressful week. However, when muscle pains become a regular part of your life, it might be time to seek treatment.
Muscle aches can be difficult to diagnose because they’re a common symptom. Consulting with a specialist can help you determine what kind of pain you’re experiencing, what it means, and what could be causing it.
Common causes of muscle pain include:
Once we’ve diagnosed the cause of your pain, we can address it directly. Your physician might recommend medications, lifestyle changes, and/or massage therapy. The latter is a popular choice; it not only benefits your body, but can boost your mood and mental health as well.
In terms of the experience, a medical massage isn’t much different from one you might receive at a spa. The primary difference is the skill of your masseuse. At Advantage Spinal Dynamics, our massage therapists are trained in a range of massage styles and techniques, including:
If you’re suffering from muscle aches, Swedish and deep tissue massages can be especially helpful. Swedish massages aim to relieve tension with long, kneading strokes and rhythmic tapping, and deep tissue massages apply pressure to areas that are tight with stress.
If your muscle pain is caused by myofascial pain syndrome or another type of referred pain, a trigger point massage can trace it back to its origin, loosening the knot and relaxing your muscles.
While massage therapy isn’t an alternative for medication, surgery, or other therapies, it can be a worthwhile supplement to your treatment plan. To learn more and try massage therapy for yourself, call Advantage Spinal Dynamics at 208-225-4358 or request an appointment online.