Top Massage Therapy Specialist in Surrey, BC
Massage therapy is the physical manipulation of the muscles to provide relief, and relaxation and to promote healing. Massage therapy has been in practice for thousands of years and continues to be a popular form of musculoskeletal treatment today. With state-of-the-art equipment and a patient-centered approach, you can trust that you’ll receive the best possible care at Prosper Health & Rehab. For more information, contact us today or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 230 – 15373 Fraser Hwy Surrey, BC, V3R 3P3.
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Massage therapy treats and prevents injury, pain, and physical disorders of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints by manual and physical methods. To relieve pain and promote health, massage therapy works to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function.
To achieve results, massage therapists manipulate the body’s soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments.
The beneficial effect of massage therapy on the body is its ability to optimize health and well-being by working on the muscular, nervous, and circulatory systems.
Massage therapy can relieve or prevent physical dysfunction and pain and the impact of stress on the body and can also be used to develop, maintain and improve physical function. It is often used to treat both chronic and acute conditions, and it is effective as a preventive strategy.
Whether it’s for relaxation or a therapeutic purpose, you can experience the many benefits of massage by receiving one on a monthly basis. Some of the main uses of massage are to treat pain, promote function and manage stress. Headaches, sleep patterns, anxiety, muscle strains and sprains, digestive problems and torticollis are also aided through massage therapy. By coming in frequently for a massage, you will notice an alteration in your mood, posture and overall health.
Many other benefits include:
• Alleviates muscle pain
• Increases muscle flexibility
• Improves sleep quality
• Improves circulation
• Lowers blood pressure
• Helps improve digestion
• Encourages lymphatic flow
• Decreases symptoms of anxiety/depression
• Boosts immune function
• Reduces headaches
• Increases range of motion
• Maintains soft tissue health
There are certain things you should avoid after massage therapy, including:
• Do not eat a large meal
• Do not drink coffee
• Do not drink alcohol
• Do not take a hot shower
• Do not stress
• Do not listen to loud music
• Do not overexert yourself
However, things you should prioritize are:
• Staying hydrated
• Finding time for yourself
Massage therapy improves blood flow and lymph circulation. This is partly due to the physical manipulation of soft tissue and also to the chemicals released in the body as part of the relaxation response. Improved circulation can advance the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to muscle cells. Tissues function more efficiently as cellular health improves. More efficient functioning reduces swelling in soft tissues and increases the absorption of excess fluids and also leads to the removal of waste products.
Massage therapy relaxes muscle tissue, which minimizes painful spasms and contractions. Massage can also reduce nerve compression. When muscles are contracted, they can sometimes compress the nerves around them. The nerves are no longer compressed when these muscles are relaxed. This way they can get the proper nutrients and operate more efficiently. Improving the function of the muscles and organs, the nerves can assume their normal work of transmitting messages to and from the brain.
If you or someone you know is experiencing muscle soreness or stress, come to Prosper Health & Rehab for a massage today! Our kind and compassionate professionals are experienced in massage therapy and can help you find relief and relaxation. For more information on our massage therapy, call our office and get in touch with a member of our specialist team. To book an appointment with our massage therapist, visit our website or speak with us over the phone today. We serve patients from Surrey BC, Vancouver BC, Burnaby BC, Richmond BC, Langley BC, Coquitlam BC, and nearby areas.