Why People Choose Massage Therapy
Massages have been a preliminary form of healing and wellness for thousands of years. People usually get massages for therapeutic reasons, whether it’s relief from muscle aches and tightness or taking the time to unwind and relax in the deeply calming atmosphere. The entire experience can be just as beneficial for your mental health as it is for your body!
For those who have very localized pain, there are more focused and intense massage techniques that aim to give you relief! Whether you are dealing with an injury, stress, or have certain health conditions, in many cases having a medical message with a trained professional can improve your health.
The Different Methods of Massage Therapy
Clients of the Internal Beauty Med Spa may receive a weekly massage from our professional massage therapists. There are several styles to choose from, and each one offers deeply healing effects on the body and the mind. Physical touch is an integral piece of rejuvenation, regeneration, repair, and overall wellness. Below is a list of the massages we offer at Internal Beauty Med Spa:
Post-Op Lymphatic Drainage Massage
A lymphatic drainage massage is a form of gentle massage that moves lymph fluids around the body. The lymphatic system transports fluid through the lymph vessels. Many health conditions disrupt the movement of lymph and cause lymphedema and block the removal of waste and toxins. This massage is essential in detoxification and improving circulation.
Benefits and Importance of Post-Op Lymphatic Drainage Massage
The lymphatic system is very very important to the body’s ability to regenerate tissues, drain fluids, filter out alien substances and toxins, detoxify, and maintain a healthy immune system. Due to the importance of this system, it is very important to make sure it is always working efficiently. This can be especially important after procedures including surgery when the body needs to work extra hard to heal itself. Some important benefits to this massage include:
- Enhanced skin quality due to the cells being bathed in healthy fluid
- Decreased swelling in your surgery location
- Improved immune system
- Increased ability to heal after surgery
For more information on lymphatic drainage massages, visit our full page here!
Deep Tissue Massage
Deep tissue massage is a massage technique that involves applying sustained pressure using slow, deep strokes to target the inner layers of your muscles and connective tissues. This helps to break up scar tissue that forms following inflammation after an injury and reduction in the whole body.
Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage
A deep tissue massage will not only leave you feeling more relaxed and calm, but it can also leave you feeling more energized and free of pain. By breaking up scar tissue caused by an injury or overuse of muscles it can prevent worsening conditions such as chronic pain or pinched nerves. If a muscle affected by scar tissue or inflammation gets too tight and is near to any nerves the muscle can encroach on the nerves and cause pain that can get worse over time if not treated.
How Can Massage Therapy Assist With Healing?
The benefits you experience depend on the type of massage therapy and the reason you are seeking treatment. For example, the deep tissue and lymphatic massages implement very different techniques and achieve very different results. However, they do share some overlapping benefits but it’s important to receive the right treatment for your condition. Here is a list of 10 benefits of receiving medical massage therapy:
Stress Relief: Stress can be carried in muscles. As these muscles get relaxed through massage, it can relieve tension within, therefore releasing stress held within.
Pain Relief: Several ailments are associated with pain. Being able to work out the “kinks” can decrease the pain developing in that specific area.
Reduce Inflammation: Often the muscles get inflamed due to intense workouts, or even certain conditions. Helping bring blood flow to these areas through massage can decrease inflammation.
Improve Blood Circulation: Massage helps to move blood and oxygen through the body, the simple mechanics of a massage can do so. This helps to get the blood flowing in areas it may need.
Increase Energy: Often a massage creates a sense of sleepiness or calmness, but often in those that have been injured and/or feeling lethargic, the massage can increase one’s energy levels because they feel they can do more.
Improve Digestion: There is a lot of research supporting how digestion is aided through massage. This may be due to increased peristalsis (the contraction of the muscles in the digestive tract), as massage has a positive effect on muscles.
Increased Sense of Calmness: Other than stress, there are other feelings such as anxiety, hyperactivity, pressure, that people experience daily. Massage can be a therapeutic way to release those emotions and bring a sense of calm and clarity to your mind as well as your body.
Help Treat Injuries: Injuries to the back, knee, neck/shoulder, and others are often coupled with some type of medical massage or physiotherapy. This is often to enhance movement and aid the healing of the affected area.
Improve Posture: If one is carrying any injury, ailment, or tension the tendency to slouch increases. Massage can help avoid this by relieving that tension along the neck and spine, which plays a pivotal role in posture.
Alleviate Headaches: Headaches can be caused due to pain in the neck and shoulders, stress, or even pinched nerves. Since a professional massage can help decrease the issues associated with any of these, they inadvertently also help to decrease headaches.
Experience Total Body Rejuvenation At Internal Beauty Med Spa in Greenbelt, Maryland
Seek out professional help for those persistent aches and pains. Trained massage therapists know exactly what techniques are needed to get you the relief you need and feeling better than normal. Call or book an appointment online with the Internal Beauty Med Spa