Learning More about Massage Therapy at Delta /Fillmore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
Massage therapy is an ancient practice (dates back more than a thousand years) that involves the manipulation of muscular and soft body tissue by trained massage professionals (therapists) to relieve mental stress, muscle stiffness and pain.
In recent years massage therapy has become an essential part of life. More people especially athletes opt for this form of treatment as opposed to taking drugs. Massages have been proven to be therapeutic in the sense that it not only aids in the recovery process of an individual but also reduces the chances of injury.
Researchers and physical therapists at Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine center have established that therapeutic massages are not only for the injured. These massages can also be used as a preventive measure against sports injuries.
Physical therapists in Delta/Fillmore, UT established the relationship between therapeutic massages and the nervous system. The massage stimulates the endocrine system that regulates body hormones to produce beneficial hormones. These hormones, while in homeostasis, ensure the body performs at its peak during exercise activities.
Massage therapy also helps relax stiffness of muscles increasing the range of motion in joints. Physical therapy at Delta/Fillmore Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine specialize in this. By relaxing muscle stiffness, blood circulation is enhanced and stress levels are reduced.
Stress comes with the territory for athletes. It is also a risk factor that worsens symptoms for many chronic diseases such as diabetes and arthritis. Therapeutic massages loosen ‘knots’ and relax the body giving you a feel-good effect. Combined, these reduce stress levels.
With the aid of one of our own physical therapist in Fairfield, TX, different massage techniques can be administered depending on your condition. The massage therapist may use their hands, elbows or feet to administer deep tissue, reflexology, trigger point or sports massages.