Soft tissue massage can help reduce pain, alleviate stress and anxiety and boost your immunity.
Soft tissue therapy involves a range of techniques and styles, such as deep tissue, trigger point therapy, cupping, lymphatic drainage and sports massage (which focus on treating specific injuries and repairing tissue damage). Our physiotherapists are able to provide deep tissue, trigger point therapy and sports massage techniques.
Benefits of massage
1. It boosts immunity
A 2010 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease).
2. It relieves headaches
Research from Granada University in Spain found that a single session of massage therapy immediately effects perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.
3. Increase blood flow and circulation
Our muscles and organs need oxygen to heal and function properly. Massage therapy helps provide oxygen and other necessary nutrients to blood. In doing so, it helps to heal sore muscles, fasten muscle recovery and is beneficial for one’s overall health and well-being.
4. Manage anxiety and stress
Numerous studies have confirmed that massage as instrumental in reducing stress. For example, a 2016 Journal of Clinical Psychiatry study revealed that anxiety disorder patients who receive massage therapy show a substantial reduction in symptoms. Researchers attribute this improvement to the “feel good” chemicals — endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine that the body releases during and after a massage.
5. Improve posture and re-align body imbalances
Most individuals are dealing with some kind of postural stress.More often than not [that stress] tends to manifest in the shoulders and neck.Luckily, massage can counteract the imbalance caused from sitting, which means you can keep your desk job-as long as you schedule a regular massage.