28/08/2018 0 Comments
How Massage Therapy Can Improve Your Mobility
Mobility issues can have a significant impact on your everyday life. Tasks which were once quick and simple to do can suddenly become frustrating and time-consuming. Whether due to injury, arthritis, or simply due to age, limited mobility thankfully often responds well to massage therapy. At Momentum Therapeutics we provide massage therapy in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody for patients with limited mobility due to sore and stiff muscles and joints. Here are four ways that massage therapy can help improve your mobility.
By improving your circulation
One of the main ways that massage therapy in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam can help improve mobility by reducing aches and pains is by improving blood circulation to your affected areas. Enhanced circulation has some important benefits for your muscles and joints. The blood carries essential vitamins and minerals which the body uses to repair itself. The more blood that reaches your sore muscles and joints, the faster they may be able to heal and the easier they will be able to move. Enhanced circulation also carries away lactic acid buildup, helping your muscles feel less fatigued after physical exertion.
By improving your flexibility
Massage therapy can also help to improve the flexibility of stiff muscles, enhancing the range of motion that the muscles are capable of. As you become more flexible, you will find it easier to move around without experiencing the same limiting tightness as before. Improved flexibility can help prevent certain diseases and aid in the recovery from illness and injury. It will help to elongate your muscles, which in turn will help to improve your posture and take some of the pressure off muscles and joints which may have been carrying more than their fair share.
By relieving muscle knots
A muscle knot is a painful and tense bundle of muscle fibres which can occur after performing a repetitive task for hours on end, such as sitting at a desk and typing on the computer. Massage therapy in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam can help to soften the muscle and thereby reduce the pain.
By reducing nerve tension
A pinched nerve can be even more painful and motion limiting than a muscle knot. It occurs when a nerve is under too much pressure from the surrounding tissues. Thankfully, a massage therapist can help to reduce the tension that is being put on the nerve, allowing it to decompress.
Improve Your Mobility with Massage Therapy in Port Moody and Port Coquitlam
Limited mobility can take a toll not only on your physical health but on your mental and emotional health as well. On top of talking to your doctor about your pain and stiffness, you should consider massage therapy in Port Coquitlam and Port Moody as well. At Momentum Therapeutics, our registered massage therapists can help you find relief by restoring your mobility and reducing pain and stiffness.
To find out more about our Port Moody and Port Coquitlam massage therapy services, just contact Momentum Therapeutics today.