About Massage Therapy

Although it is a synonym for relaxation and pleasure, massage can be extremely health-beneficial, if performed correctly by professional therapists like ours at Day Dream Therapy. Several studies have confirmed that massage is effective in treating fatigue, sleep disorders, immunity suppression, depression and smoking, cessation. It is also beneficial for some of the most common and serious conditions, including spinal cord injury and cancer-related conditions. Due to its benefits in reducing high blood pressure, treating diabetes and age-related disorders, it is highly recommended for people of all ages, from juniors to seniors! According to medical experts, stress-related tension is widely involved in creation of new diseases and massage is a direct healer of the stress. It is a significant part of the complementary and alternative medicine, which tends to find solutions to common diseases even faster than the regular medicine. Due to these extraordinary effects, massage is being offered along with the traditional treatment for a wide range of serious medical conditions.

 

Physiological Benefits

 

Increases Circulation

Professional massage addresses the points of the body that allow body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs. The effects of better circulation have long-term effects on the organism and overall well-being.

Stimulates the Lymph System

Approximately 70% of the lymph vessels are located just under the skin. Under a gentle pressure of therapist’s hands in a circular and rhythmic motion, the lymph system is stimulated to work efficiently. It is the natural defense of the toxic invaders, therefore, correct functionality of the lymph system is essential for the human body.

Relaxes and Softens Injured and Overused Muscles

Studies have found that massage reduces the production of cytokines, compounds with a critical impact on inflammation. It also stimulates mitochondria, powerhouses found within cells that serve to convert glucose into energy element that is required for appropriate function of the cell and its entire repair.

Reduces Spasms and Cramping

Our therapists apply a deep tissue massage to reduce muscle spasms, initiated by a built up tension that causes involuntarily contractions of the muscles. By reaching the deep muscle tissues, this massage stretches loosens and relaxes the muscle, which relieves the built-up tension and reduces spasms and cramping.

Increases Joint Flexibility

Regular massage works on muscles, ligaments, tendons, connective tissues and joints, which improves range of motion and flexibility. It keeps the joints more fluid and less prone to injury.

Reduces Recovery Time

Eliminates the pain and treats joints and muscles harmed during different athletic endeavors.

Releases Endorphins

Endorphins are considered as natural painkillers of the human body. Because of this effect, massage is widely incorporated into chronic illness and injury treatment, as well as post-surgery recovery and pain control and relief.

Reduces Post-Surgery Adhesions and Edema

Therapeutic massage reduces and realigns the scar tissue after the healing has occurred.

Reduces low back pain

By improving the range of motion and decreasing discomfort, patients with low back pain experience major relief and increased flexibility.

Relieves Migraine

Massage eases the muscle tension, releases shortened muscles and relieves muscle spasms, which relaxes the tension within the head, neck and shoulder muscles. After that occurs, the pressure on the blood vessels and nerves that supply these muscles is reduced and the pain is relieved. Additional benefit of this effect is that patients with migraines have a decreased need for medication.