Massage can reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses, such as cancer, and reduce the physiological burden of stress. It can help treat conditions including stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain and depression, just to name a few.
What is massage therapy used for?
Massage therapy is used to help manage a health condition or enhance wellness. It involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain.
How is massage therapy is used in the treatment of current health issues?
Massage involves rubbing and putting pressure on muscles, connective tissues, tendons and ligaments. When massage is used to improve someone’s health, it is known as massage therapy. Massage therapy can reduce stress and anxiety, help with pain, relax the muscles and rehabilitate injuries.
What are the risks of massage therapy?
Risks of massage
- Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication.
- Burns or healing wounds.
- Deep vein thrombosis.
- Broken bones (fractures)
- Severe osteoporosis.
- A very low platelet count (severe thrombocytopenia)
What disease can you get from massage?
Spa and Massage injuries are primarily divided into two categories.
Common injuries include;
- Nerve damage;
- Spinal cord injury;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Fungal infections;
- Sexually Transmitted Disease;
- Eye infections;
Is massage good for blood clots?
A thrombosis is a blood clot. It can be lodged in a vein-DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Massage is contraindicated because it may dislodge the clot which could send it through the circulation where it could lodge in the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism-a life threatening condition.
How does massage relieve pain?
Therapeutic massage may relieve pain by way of several mechanisms, including relaxing painful muscles, tendons, and joints; relieving stress and anxiety; and possibly helping to “close the pain gate” by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain messages to and from the brain.
Why I quit being a massage therapist?
The first five years of practice are the most difficult because you’re not used to the physical demands, and many massage therapists quit due to burnout. Acclimating to the emotional demands are difficult as well. Clients come to you with frustrations and complaints, often times breaking down and crying in the room.
How long do massage benefits last?
Generally speaking, you may feel sore for a couple of days after the massage, which is normal. Beyond that, the benefits may last a couple of days to an entire week. There are some things you can do to help the relaxing, stress-relieving benefits last for as long as possible.