Massage therapy has been popular among countless cultures throughout the history of mankind, and for good reason. Massage therapy has been known to relieve pain, reduce stress and muscle tension.
Interested in knowing more about massage therapy and how it works? Read on to find out everything you need to know about massage therapy, the conditions that it can prove beneficial for, and how our experienced professionals at Divergent Healthcare can help.
How does massage therapy work?
Massage therapists in Calgary and throughout the world understand exactly how massages work and why they are so important. But don’t worry, you won’t be left in the dark.
Massages essentially cause two major types of physiological changes in the body that promote healing, alleviate pain and reduce stress. The relaxation response is a state that the body reaches during gentle massages. In this state, your breathing and heart rate slow down, blood pressure decreases, the amount of stress hormones being released by the body is decreased, muscles relax, and the production of serotonin – the feel good hormone of the body – increases. With all of this combined, the relaxation response has the potential of reducing stress, anxiety, and fatigue, and can also reduce the problems caused by psychological and digestive disorders.
On the other hand, the mechanical responses of the body during massages cause an increase in lymph and blood circulation. Massages physically manipulate the soft tissues in the body resulting in proper circulation which helps deliver vital nutrients and oxygen to different parts of the body. Massage therapy also helps relax muscles preventing contractions and muscle spasms. The mechanical response caused by massage therapy also helps reduce waste products from the body and reduces swelling.
Why is massage therapy so popular?
In addition to all of the benefits mentioned above, massage therapy can also help relieve pain and reduce stress leaving the muscles and body with improved functionality and balance. Massage therapy is also a part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) throughout the world making it a popular alternative to medication that often comes with the risk of side effects.
What makes the massage therapists at Divergent Healthcare different?
At Divergent Healthcare, we take pride in doing things differently. We have multiple effective treatment options available at Divergent Healthcare that can help increase strength, restore functionality and reduce pain in the body. But that’s not all. The massage therapists at our pain relief clinic in Calgary are experienced in the patented Active Release Technique (ART) and can treat problems of the nerves, muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments in the body.
To top it all up, all massages at our pain relief clinic in Calgary are performed by registered massage therapists (RMTs). This means that all massages at Divergent Healthcare are claimable by insurance.
Ready to say goodbye to pain and increase functionality of your body with a safe and effective treatment option? Give us a call at 403.909.8111 and find out how our professional and experienced registered massage therapists at Divergent Healthcare can help.