Life can be rough. Our days are filled with walking, stooping, sitting, and standing for long periods of time. This kind of activity can take its toll on the body and can leave many of us feeling fatigued and stressed. We carry stress at different points in our bodies and become vessels for stress and unease. But there are ways to feel relief and stress-free from all the walking, stooping, sitting, and standing.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is, as the name states, a form of therapy. Unlike mental therapy, massage therapy is therapy for your body. Although the mental benefits of massage therapy are definitely worth mentioning, as people who have gone through massage therapy report leaving their session with a clearer mind and a more positive attitude toward life.
If you hold tension in your back, neck, or shoulders, then you can greatly benefit from the effects of massage therapy — the manual manipulation of your soft tissues. But massage therapy isn’t just a great option for those looking to de-stress. It’s become a great option for those looking to relieve chronic pain symptoms, as well.
For those living with chronic pain, it can be quite debilitating. Through massage therapy, the muscles, ligaments, and tendons associated with pain are restored and rejuvenated, giving those suffering with chronic pain the relief they deserve.
What types of chronic pain can massage therapy help?
Chronic pain is pain that doesn’t dissipate. Massage therapy can help with this type of pain by targeting specific areas of the body, particularly in the:
We work with you to target specific areas of the body that hold stress or tension. Everyone who suffers from chronic pain is different and it’s important to tell us about what areas are affected. This helps our massage therapist tailor a massage regimen for your unique situation.
What types of massage therapy help chronic pain?
You have several options when choosing which type of massage therapy is right for you. If you have severe problem areas, then you might opt for a Thai massage. This aggressive yet effective massage technique is used to loosen up the knots in your back, neck, legs, or shoulders. It goes deep and can be an effective way to combat chronic pain.
Another type of massage therapy is Swedish massage. This popular form of massage is the most common and uses long sweeping motions that gently massage the muscles in a more pleasant and relaxing way. This type of massage therapy is a good first option for many people suffering from chronic pain.
You don’t have to continue living with chronic pain on your own. City Chiropractic and Wellness in Midtown Manhattan, quite literally, has your back. So contact us today and speak to one of our friendly staff about the benefits of massage or chiropractic therapy. We can help you regain control of your life and get back to doing the things you love with the people you love most. Call today or book your appointment online.