Seasonal Change, Muscle Tension and Pain

Happy Fall!

This is a good time to come in for a massage.

Our bodies are not only stressed with the change in seasons but also adjusting to school and its associated activities. That stress tends to settle into our bodies producing tension in muscles. When the body is stressed, images-9muscles tense up. Muscle tension is almost a reflex reaction to stress-the body’s way of guarding against injury and pain. Therapeutic massage can be just what is needed to get rid of a muscle pain that has just happened.

Unfortunately we wait too long to attend to muscle pain and it becomes a chronic.The first sign can be a mild pain, we find ways around it by decreasing our range of motion. Examples for avoiding pain could be using the rear view mirror on our car verses turning our head(producing pain),or turning our whole body instead of our head. It does work for awhile-decreasing how much we turn or bend by avoiding the whole range of the muscle. Until- it doesn’t.

People have been requesting massage for pain they have had “for years”.

This often requires a few weekly visits to achieve more range of motion and decreased pain. Clients experience blood circulation increasing in areas that has just been worked. This helps to feel more relaxed. Although can be painful, deep tissue massage in certain areas has been most effective in addressing chronic pain.