Massage therapy has many uses other than promoting relaxation.
Although relaxation is an important reason to seek massage, there are many other conditions that could benefit from this complementary therapy. Massage therapy has been beneficial in the treatment of:
- Arthritis (osteoarthritis and rheumatoid)
- Asthma and Bronchitis
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic and acute pain
- Circulatory problems
- Digestive disorders
- Headache, especially due to muscular tension
- Reduced range of motion
- Pulled or strained muscle or ligaments
- Temperomandibular dysfunction (TMJ)
- Reduces pain, swelling and muscle spasm
- Improves local circulation and lymphatic fluid movement
Massage therapy is a complementary therapy for theses conditions, but not necessarily a cure for them. There are some conditions for which massage therapy may be inappropriate, therefore it would be best to check with your doctor or massage therapist before seeking massage therapy treatment. Please feel free to call our office, the Health Centre of Milton, if you have any questions.
Written by Gail Hamilton RMT