The demand for massage therapy has grown in recent years. The primary purpose of this therapy is to increase cell metabolism, relieve pain in muscles and joints, and increase range of motion. It is also one way to boost the functioning of the immune system thereby reducing anxiety and stress. Registered Massage Therapy is the systematic therapeutic manipulation of the body’s soft tissues. Registered massage therapists manipulate the soft tissues with the help of their hands, arms, and elbows. This technique is great for calming the nerves and improving overall circulation to soft tissues such as muscles and ligaments.
Causes of Chronic Pain
Stress is one of the main causes of chronic pain, and it is extremely important to control the problem in a timely manner before it manifests as a chronic physical ailment. Long hours sitting at work can lead to postural problems, disc damage, straining of the neck and poor posture. To get rid of the adverse effects of these problems, in the long run, it is extremely important to get the problem treated. This can be done with the help of manual therapies like chiropractic care and registered massage therapy.
With the help of trained and experienced registered massage therapists who specialize in areas of sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, acute and chronic neck and back pain, pregnancy care, and work-related injuries, acute pain or pain from chronic injury and stress can be elevated. Through manual therapy, registered massage therapists can alleviate discomfort associated with muscles, connective tissues, joints, ligaments, and tendons. The massage therapists have many different techniques (some gentle and some more aggressive) with which they are able to manipulate the soft tissues of the body and improve overall function of the body.
Chiropractors also work in close proximity to registered massage therapists and they also use special techniques to reduce pain and inflammation in joints and muscles and improve overall function of the body.
A chiropractor or registered massage therapist will first diagnose the dysfunction in the body through several diagnostic tests and then determine what the actual problem area is and the root cause of the problem. Based on the physical assessment, the therapists will be able to advise the best therapy.