Massage Therapy And Prevention
Usually, when someone attends for massage therapy, they are already suffering from some form of muscle and tissue dysfunction caused by injury or oncoming health imbalances.
Massage therapy can help bring the affected areas back into health and prevent many muscle and tissue dysfunctions from getting worse. When combining massage therapy with a proper health recovery program, prevention can take place.
Massage therapy helps the body tap into its own recuperative powers as it minimizes complications and provides the best possible outcome.
On a primary role, massage therapy helps prevent sickness or disability due to injury or emotional stress.
At a secondary level, massage therapy is used when a client already has something going wrong. The purpose then is to detect the dis-ease of the body and work toward a goal of reversing it or resolving it. It is applied to help the client regain a balance and restore physical health. Neuromuscular therapy is an example of preventive massage therapy. Essentially, it is to minimize complications that can arise from physical problems.
Other aspects of prevention through massage therapy are to reduce and help resolve anxiety. The medical professional knows all too well that emotional turmoil or dysfunction easily translates into physical dysfunction. Massage therapy can help reduce the physical stressors related to emotional upsets and promote relaxation.
Healthy practices provides a healthy body and preventative measures supports any health routine, which is where massage therapy can help. Massage therapy can prevent muscle and tissue dysfunction, prevent muscle imbalances that suffer decreased range of motion and decreased mobility.
When you combine good health practices, treat the dysfunction when it is realized and take proper preventive measures, performance and health are maintained at a high level.
What tips can you use for prevention of muscle and tissue dysfunction?
- Follow the Health Tips and Performance Tips. Health, performance and prevention are interconnected aspects of good overall body and muscle health.
- Never force an injuried muscle to perform like it is a healthy one. Treat it properly and get professional treatment for it.
- Any muscle that is strained can cause pain or discomfort long after the exertion is finished. Apply an ice pack on the injured area for 8-10 minutes, remove the ice pack for 5 mins and reapply again for 8-10 minutes, remove for 5 mins and reapply a third time. Do this for 2 days in a row. Ice pack application in the first 48 hours of muscle strain reduces swelling, allowing the muscle or tissue to regenerate better.