With today’s lifestyles many of us experience a number of physiological and stress related conditions. Managing this with medication, with potential side-effects, or simply ignoring these symptoms may lead to health issues in the future. Massage can be utilized to facilitate relaxation and to address specific muscular discomforts with virtually no side-effects. In addition to the muscular effects, massage can lower heart rate, respiratory rate and induce a calming effect. It is helpful at managing stress. Our massage therapists in Halifax are knowledgeable in human physiology and at combining traditional and modern techniques to treat patients.
What is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the body including muscles, connective tissue, tendons, ligaments and joints. Massage therapy helps alleviate the soft tissue discomfort associated with the stresses of everyday life and work, which can lead to muscle over-use and many chronic pain conditions. This can include a number of conditions, the most common being joint pain, back injuries, and headaches. Other conditions can include nerve damage, and fibromyalgia. Our registered massage therapists in Halifax can help to relieve discomfort of many painful conditions, to help you live a happier life.
Massage therapists work to improve the circulation of blood through the body and to speed the removal of metabolic waste products from muscles. Their skilled techniques increase the flexibility of muscles and other soft tissues. Massage therapists can help to treat acute and chronic pain conditions, additionally; they can work with a wide-variety of patients with illnesses, who require rehabilitation from an injury, as well as patients with disabilities. Some people visit a massage therapist to relieve pain or to warm up before a sporting event (Sports Massage). Others want to relax and reduce stress.
Key Benefits to Massage Therapy:
- Enhanced general relaxation
- Reduced anxiety
- Reduced muscular tension and associated discomfort
- Facilitation of healing post surgery or trauma
- Alleviation of symptoms in chronic or painful conditions
- Improved sleep
- Improved recovery of soft tissue injuries
- Enhanced tissue elasticity and flexibility
- Increased range of motion in joints
- Relief from muscle aches and stiffness
- Improved blood circulation and immune system functioning
We also offer treatments for sports injuries and help with post-operative rehabilitation. Contact University Physiotherapy at (902) 423-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about massage therapy or to schedule an appointment with a registered massage therapist in Halifax.