It’s not all about relaxation and feeling great; there are tremendous health benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy. Surrey, Langley, and Cloverdale residents visit Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy to tackle issues related to muscle pain, anxiety, dislocations, insomnia, sports injuries, and other issues.
Your Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) will help you achieve the type of relaxation that’s hard to come by these days, all while working your muscles to relieve tension and help you find relief from chronic pain. A therapeutic massage can also enhance your overall sense of wellbeing, in both physical and emotional ways.
No matter the age, or present level of health, massage therapy can enhance everyone’s quality of life. With massage therapy, people living in Cloverdale, Surrey, and Langley can all lead healthier, happier, and more productive lives.
Massage Therapy for Illness Prevention
Have you ever had a week that just stressed you out, left you anxiety-ridden, and you were sick by the weekend? Of course, we’ve all been there, but did you ever connect the dots between your stressors and later illness? You would be surprised by how many illnesses are actually caused by elevated stress.
During times of anxiety and stress, the body produces a stress hormone known as glucocorticoids. These hormones can be found in nearly every type of animal, and while humans are no exception, we definitely have different types of stressors than most; we usually don’t have to worry about becoming some predator’s lunch. What glucocorticoids do is send a message to the immune system to the effect of, “Hey buddy, we need to divert some energy away from the immune process so this human can run away from this threat.” So, when stress is present in our lives for days, weeks, months, and possibly even years, our bodies simply can’t fight back against colds, flus, and other illnesses.
While most only seek out massage therapy during times of pain and injury, massage therapy can be successfully used to prevent stress- and anxiety-related illnesses.
Types of Illnesses in Which Massage Therapy Can Help
The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can help with:
Anxiety and depression
Asthma and emphysema
Back, leg, and neck pain
Carpel tunnel syndrome
Chronic fatigue syndrome
Fractures and edema
Immune system health
Kyphosis and scoliosis
Muscle tension and spasm
Pregnancy and labour support
Repetitive strain injuries
Strains and sprains
Stress and stress-related conditions
Inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis and bursitis
How Massage Therapy Is Helping Cancer Patients
Massage has been endorsed as an effective way to boost the immune system while undergoing cancer treatment. The National Institutes of Health, Canadian Cancer Society, and other leading organizations in the field of oncology have endorsed massage therapy as a safe, effective way to relieve symptoms of stress, anxiety, headaches, and pain.
Make Massage Therapy Part of Your Health Maintenance Plan
Clayton Heights Sports & Therapy Center invites you to experience the difference massage therapy can make — call us today to schedule an appointment.