When you think of massages you instantly think of a relaxing spa, but massages are no longer just being offered at spas these days. Massage Therapy is now becoming a part of chiropractic and rehabilitation facilities.  Massage therapy is a practice that offers a variety of benefits to patients who utilize this form of treatment. The Gulf Coast Pain Institute in Pensacola, Florida wants you to experience the benefits of massage therapy.

What is massage?

The general term massage is for pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Massage therapists use their hands and fingers, and sometimes their forearms and elbows.  The massage can range from light to deep strokes of pressure, and the amount of pressure applied during the massage is indicated by the type of massage you decide to receive. For instance, Swedish massage is a more gentle form of massage therapy offering long strokes, kneading, and deep circular movements.

Even though there are number of different massage options available, the benefits that are provided from massages are the same. The type of massage received by a patient depends on their condition; a Gulf Coast Pain Specialist physician or physical therapist can decide which type will be best.  Here are 10 proven benefits of massages:

  1. Decreases pain
  2. Reduces anxiety & stress
  3. Promotes relaxation
  4. Improves skin condition
  5. Decreases depression
  6. Relieves muscle tension
  7. Decreases cellulite deposits
  8. Increases flexibility and range of motion
  9. Improves circulation
  10. Improves posture

Massages can bring these great benefits to patients who experience muscle tension, spasms, inflammation, aches, stiffness, and pain.

If you or a loved one has experienced one or more of these conditions massage therapy could be the treatment to help you find relief. To learn more about the benefits of massage therapy and other conditions that it can benefit, contact the pain specialists of the Gulf Coast Pain Institute. To schedule an appointment, give us a call at 850-484-4080 today.