Massage therapy offers a number of rejuvenating benefits and more people each day are discovering this. Over the last 10 years, massage therapy has jumped in popularity and many experts believe this is due to the aging Baby Boomer population. Massage is a great way to alleviate pain, stiffness in the joints, plus it just makes you feel better.
Therapeutic massage has been medically proven to support good health and overall wellness. The benefits are numerous and include:
- Reduces stress
- Relief from back and neck pain
- Improves range of motion
- Increases circulation
Massage Therapy Works
Those who deal with health problems like neuropathy have found that massage therapy works well to reduce their tingling and numbness. It promotes relaxation and increases circulation. The warming, stimulating effects of massage have a positive influence on muscles, joints and tendons. If you have a specific area that has been bothering you, the massage therapist can focus on that with deeper, soothing pressure that works out the kinks and tightness.
Massage therapy dates back to 2,700 B.C. and comes from China. It is one of the older healing arts and was first used by Chinese Emperors as part of their overall wellness program. Other early civilizations such as Egypt have left recorded evidence of their use of massage therapy to alleviate pain and stiffness. In the United States, massage became popular in the 19th century when two New York physicians began to develop techniques learned in Sweden. The Swedish Massage is still very popular today.
Types of Massage Therapy
Over the years, many types of massage have been developed and today you can find just about any type of massage you can imagine. There are infant massages, sports massages, deep-tissue massage, hot rock is always a favorite, massages designed especially for pregnant women, cranial massages, and foot massages, just to name a few.
Today, therapeutic massage is used by healthcare professionals all over the world and is often covered by insurance programs. Whether you’re very old or very young, a wonderful massage can make you feel so much better. If you suffer from chronic migraines, insomnia, arthritis and many other illnesses, you can benefit and find relief from a professional massage.
Call to Schedule your Massage Therapy Session!
Roth Wellness offers all types of massage therapy designed to provide you with soothing relief from what ails you. Dr. Roth is more than just a skilled chiropractor. She enjoys helping patients achieve optimal health using all natural methods. Dr. Roth works to restore your body’s balance, so that it can begin to heal itself. She uses a variety of unique methods including massage therapy, good nutrition, acupuncture and Zen Pro Vibration Therapy to accomplish this goal.
Call the offices of Roth Wellness & Chiropractic today at (615) 352-9379 to schedule your soothing therapeutic massage. Dr. Roth offers many unique solutions for those suffering with migraines, sore muscles, stiffness, headaches, and painful joints.