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What is massage therapy?

Massage therapy at Tallahassee Spine Center, is tailored to the patients needs. Massage Tallahassee is performed by caring licensed professionals under the direction of Dr. Joseph Miller DC.
"The practice of massage therapy is the assessment of the soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) and the joints of the body …. The treatment and prevention of physical dysfunction and pain of the soft tissues and the joints … by manipulation …. to develop, maintain, rehabilitate or augment physical function, or pain relief."


Massage Tallahassee has an effect on your WHOLE BODY and SELF

The manipulation of soft tissue has a therapeutic effect on your whole body in general that improves health and well being by acting on the muscular, nervous, circulatory, and lymphatic systems.

  •  Calms the nervous system
  •  Reduces tension and anxiety
  •  Improves blood circulation, which delivers oxygen and nutrients to the cells
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system, which carries away the body's waste products

Massage therapy treatment for specific soft tissue and joint issues

  • enhances the healing of damaged tissues
  • reduces scar tissue
  • restores length of muscles
  • restores strength of muscles
  • increases range of motion in affected joints

Thus clients of all ages seek massage therapy to treat and prevent

  • repetitive strain injuries eg, muscle spasm, tendinitis, sprains, strains,
  • low back pain
  •  neck and shoulder tension and pain (tension headaches)
  • adhesive capsulitis ( frozen shoulder)
  •  joint pain, arthritic conditions
  •  neurological deficits and pain ( thoracic outlet or carpal tunnel, sciatica/piriformis syndromes
  • jaw pain ( TMJ dysfunction)



Stress

Prolonged periods of stress can negatively affect many systems of the body.
Stress has been shown to aggravate, or even cause, such problems as heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, memory loss and decreased immune function. But it doesn't just contribute to physical ailments. Stress can zap joy from your life, cause seemingly inexplicable fatigue, and leave you less able to enjoy your relationships and leisure activities.

Loved ones can become unfortunate victims of stress in your life. You will find yourself less patient and less able to mentally engage with the people you care about.
Massage therapy is one of the best antidotes for stress. We know this is true on an intuitive level. If even the untrained hands of a friend or partner can soothe aches and pains, and diminish anxiety, then imagine the effect of a therapeutic massage by a trained practitioner. Even the rituals of massage come as a welcome break from our hurried lives: dimmed lights, soothing music, the pleasant fragrance of a mild oil or candle - even without massage, these might help you relax. But coupled with the right massage techniques you'll actually feel the stress leaving.

Massage boosts the body's immune system, which can become compromised from extended periods of stress. Tension can build up in the muscles, causing a decrease in circulation and nutrient delivery to tissues. Manipulation of the soft tissue decreases muscular tension, increases removal of metabolic waste and promotes nutrient delivery to healing tissue. Knots in your muscles can inhibit your ability to perform regular daily tasks. As other parts of your body try to compensate for the ache of a tight muscle, they also start to become tight and uncomfortable. Before long, an injury that began in your neck can trace to your shoulder, down your arm and into your wrist. The reaction chain can take innumerable forms, but none of them are pleasant.

In short, with a therapeutic massage, stress can be significantly reduced. This, in turn, will increase energy, improve your outlook on life, and in the process boost your immune system function. Coupled with modest changes in nutrition and activity levels, massage can be the start of a profound change for the better in your health and well-being.

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