When you think of massage, you may imagine a soothing, relaxing session at an exclusive health spa, scheduled as a reward for a long day’s work or as an occasional means of pampering yourself. But massage can offer much more than simple relaxation. Medical massage therapy provides a wealth of important health, wellness, injury rehabilitation and pain management benefits, not only on its own but also in conjunction with other forms of conservative care. Here at NuView Health Medical of Manhattan, we routinely prescribe and administer massage therapy as part of the holistic healing plans we make available to our NYC patients.
Massage therapy has been utilized, in various forms and cultures, over countless millennia as a method of restoring health and relieving discomfort. But what exactly can soft tissue manipulation for your overall well-being? Massage actually conveys a variety of benefits, starting with stress reduction. Stress has been identified as a factor in up to 90 percent of all diseases, either as part of the cause or as a destructive side effect. Emotional stress manifests itself as muscle tension, with chronically tight muscles going into spasm to produce such common problems as tension headaches and trigger points (painful knots that relay pain signals to other parts of the body). Chronic tension can even have a negative effect on your musculoskeletal alignment and systemic function (including immune function) over time.
By working the tension out of your major muscles groups, massage therapy can improve your range of motion, improve sleep quality, reduce chronic pain, and boost your overall wellness level. It also works beautifully as a complement to chiropractic care. By scheduling massage sessions in anticipation of your chiropractic adjustments, you can prime your muscles to accept those adjustments more fully and easily, helping you get the most out of every treatment.
Just as there is more than one chiropractic technique to address different conditions and situations, the world of massage therapy includes multiple disciplines and techniques, each of which has its own particular strengths. Depending on your individual health challenge, you may benefit from:
The tremendous benefits of massage therapy await you at NuView Health Medical of Manhattan. Call (212) 588-0707 and schedule a visit to our facility (right in front of Rockefeller Center). We want to be your massage therapy resource in NYC!
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