Massage therapy is a great way to reduce various forms of chronic pain allowing the body to do it’s job of healing itself. The human body has an ability to heal itself, it is called innate response. We don’t have to think about healing a cut, it just happens, innately.
When muscles are contracted by stress, overuse, or mis-use, they cause us pain and impaired blood flow. When pain hangs around it is called chronic pain. The body works on ridding itself of chronic pain causing further stress to the system. Massage helps to relieve the chronicity of the contracted muscle cells allowing the body to concentrate on other things.
If the pain is not relieved, if the muscles continue to in the contracted state other problems are quickly (within 24 hours) caused such as immobility and weakness, later atrophy and death to the muscle tissue.
Pain is not a lifestyle and ‘no pain, no gain’ is a myth. You can schedule a free consultation with us or just give us a call to see if massage might help your chronic pain.