Massage therapy melts away stress and tension, relieving associated headaches and muscular aches and pains. By encouraging the body’s own healing processes to act, massage therapy aids in the healing process from injury or over-use and reduces injury healing time. Massage therapy is an excellent form of preventive health care. Massage therapy can dramatically help or eliminate many different conditions.
Here is just a short list of some conditions that benefit from massage therapy, manual therapy, and/or treatment massage:
- Bad Posture, Postural Distortions, and Functional Scoliosis
- Aches and pains
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Arm, wrist, and hand pain
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Leg and knee pain
- Foot pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Hammer toes, claw toes, mallet toes
- Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis) and Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis).
- Trigger finger and Dupuytren’s Contracture
- Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Temporal Mandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD) (a.k.a. Jaw Soreness, TMJ)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Frozen shoulder
- Sciatica and false sciatica
- Strains and sprains
- Sleeping disorders
- Shin splints
- Achilles tendonitis
- Digestive disorders
- Sports injuries
Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. However, it’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain, muscle tension, and myriad other ailments.
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort, and connection. Whether you suffer from physical or mental health issues, massage therapy offers an essential primary or complimentary treatment option.
Call (702) 202-2455 to learn about the services we offer and schedule an appointment with our Student Clinic.