Massage Therapy Treatments in Phoenix

Best Massages for Stress Relief

There’s a scientific explanation as to why getting a massage is so relaxing. According to research from the American Massage Therapy Association, it can considerably decrease blood pressure, heart rate, and even cortisol, also known as the stress hormone.

Of course, there’s usually more than one type of massage on the menu. So which ones are best for calming jittery nerves? Here’s our roundup of best massages for stress relief.

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Trigger Point Massage Therapy – It’s Not Like Going to a Spa

Envision Glinda the Good Witch being transported in her bubble to the Land of Oz. Erin Waychoff, DC, owner of Pain Stop North Phoenix, says being protectively surrounded and lifted that way through life – without the stress of work or effects of emotion – is probably the only sure-fire way to avoid trigger points, or painful, small contraction knots in muscles.

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Chronic Neck Pain

There are many benefits of therapeutic massage, ranging from enhanced circulation to release of impinged nerves. One study highlighted by the National Institutes of Health found it is particularly helpful to relieve chronic neck pain.

Various benefits of therapeutic massage

The benefits of massage therapy for the body are extensive:

1.    Relaxation

2.    Better bloodflow

3.    Loosening of inflexible tissue

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What is a Trigger Point?

There are about 400 muscles within the human body, together making up approximately half of your weight. Trigger points can arise within any of them. They come in two basic varieties: active and latent. An active trigger point is associated with excruciating pain. A latent trigger point, on the other hand, reduces range of motion and can result in structural misalignment.

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