Why Get a Massage?

Why Get a Massage?

So you’ve heard of massage therapy, and maybe you even have friends or loved ones who get massage on a regular or semi regular basis, but why should this luxury appeal to you?  What is so great about a therapeutic massage, and why should you get one?  Well, Therapeutic massage isn’t just a luxury.  More and more, people all over the country are seeking licensed massage professionals to help with everything from chronic pain to weight management.  Keep reading for reasons why massage can be good for you!

It can drastically decrease your stress level:

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Excess stress has proven physical consequences but massage is deeply relaxing.  For many  people just having the opportunity to have quiet time resting on the table, time dedicated only to their peace and wellness is incredibly valuable.  Your licensed therapist will also likely have a working knowledge of essential oils like lavender and sweet orange which have the ability to contribute greatly to a de-stress massage session.  We all need time to relax and truly unwind…massage can give that to you!

It can relieve painful conditions like Frozen Shoulder, TMJ, Plantar Fasciitis, etc.

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Clinically trained, licensed therapists are equipped with the training to mitigate painful chronic conditions like frozen shoulder, tmj, plantar fasciitis etc. by directly manipulating fascia, muscle, and other soft tissue structures of the body.  Muscle tenderness, weakness, and loss of range of motion can be greatly improved by a knowledgeable therapist.  Massage even works extremely well in conjunction with chiropractic and physical therapies to get you free from pain and back to doing what you love!

It can detoxify your internal organs, and boost your immune system.

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Therapeutic massage increases blood and oxygen flow in the body, ridding it of lactic acid(the stuff that makes you sore after a workout), and toxins in the process. Massage can also push ailments like the common cold out of the body through the immune system by boosting lymphatic flow.  The lymphatic system is how the body gets rid of illness and deposits essential nutrients to needy areas.  Over time, regular massage can even PREVENT illness in the same way.  Especially in the colder months, it can be extremely good to keep the body warm, and boost important internal systems through massage therapy.

It can contribute to weight loss and weight management goals.
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As stated previously, therapeutic massage can stimulate the body’s internal processes.  This includes the endocrine and digestive systems responsible for regulating your metabolism, helping you eliminate waste, and even helping you to absorb vitamins and nutrients essential to weight loss/weight management.  If you are looking to get healthy and loose weight in a way that is truly good for you, a licensed massage practitioner can help get you on the right track.

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So there you have it!  Therapeutic massage can benefit you in so many ways. It can help you manage your weight, detoxify your internal organs, boost your immune system, relieve chronic pain conditions, and even keep your stress level in check. With all these amazing benefits it’s clear that massage is no longer just a spa luxury, it’s a clinical therapy that can work for you!  So don’t wait…if you are in pain or want to feel better in any way, call us today to schedule a massage with our licensed clinical massage therapists.  (828) 348-1780.  Thanks for reading!

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Chris Taylor is the Founding Physical Therapist at PHYSIO Physical Therapy and Wellness Asheville. He has been voted Best Physical Therapist in Western North Carolina every year by the Mountain XPress Reader Poll. His experience includes being a patient himself which deepens his understanding of each aspect of the rehab process. He has lived and worked in 11 states which contributes to the treatment style he has developed which breaks the mold. Become a better You today! #KeepAshevilleActive