Massage Therapy in Glendale, Arizona
Our LMT (Licensed Massage Therapist) at Advanced Technology Chiropractic is trained in a wide variety of massage techniques. The most common type of massage technique used in our office is deep tissue massage therapy. It is similar to Swedish massage, but the pressure is deeper and very beneficial for many health problems. The therapist focuses on all layers of muscle from the deepest to the layer closest to the surface. She massages the muscle, tendons, and fascia (a protective connective tissue surround muscles, bones, and joints).
A study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that people’s blood pressure fell after a single 45 to 60 minute deep tissue massage. Additionally, a 2010 meta-analysis in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that massage modalities like deep tissue reduce stress hormone levels and heart rate while boosting mood and relaxation by triggering the release of oxytocin and serotonin. In other words, it is very relaxing! Aside from pain relief and management, there are benefits a person can experience from regular massage therapies. Some of the most common benefits of therapeutic massage include:
- Stress relief
- Increase range of motion
- Increase flexibility
- Relax muscles
- Reduce blood pressure
- Promotes an active lifestyle leading to overall well-being.