Massage Therapy by Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Chronic Pain
Updated: Aug 11
Chronic pain can impact an individual's daily activities and functioning, such as work productivity, social life and self care. It can also impact an individual's emotional well-being,, such as depression, anxiety and sleep problems. Then, it becomes a vicious cycle as the emotional distress would further impact an individual's chronic pain and/or vice versa.
How would you benefit from Registered Massage Therapy for chronic pain issues?
Massage therapy addresses muscular tension, tightness, and knots to relieve an individual's pain. RMT techniques such as deep tissue massage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy can target specific areas of pain and discomfort, promoting relaxation and easing muscle tension.
Massage therapy promotes blood flow and circulation, helping deliver oxygen and nutrients to the muscles and soft tissues. The Increase of circulation would reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
Stress and Anxiety Management:
Chronic pain often comes with high intensity of stress and anxiety. Massage therapy induces a relaxation response, reducing stress hormones such as cortisol and promoting the release of endorphins, which are natural painkillers and mood boosters.
Increased Range of Motion and Flexibility:
Muscular tension and pain can restrict movement and limit range of motion. Massage therapy techniques, such as stretching and joint mobilization, can help improve flexibility and increase the range of motion in affected areas, hence, regaining functional abilities.
Enhanced Quality of Life:
Massage therapy is a non-invasive and holistic approach to manage pain and help individuals to improve physical and emotional well-being. It can promote relaxation and improve the quality of sleep.
Registered massage therapists (RMT) are trained professionals who go to accredited colleges/ schools and tailor their treatments to the specific needs and conditions of each individual. If you're considering massage therapy for chronic pain. Find out more with our RMT here.