Massage Helps Relax Muscles
Do you need help with relaxed muscles in Maple Grove & St. Paul MN? Muscles soreness is something that everyone can relate to. We usually associate this feeling with hard and intense physical activity but you can create muscles soreness though otherwise less strenuous activities. Sitting, for example, is a seemingly mindless activity but if you are sitting with poor posture than you are create unnecessary stress in your muscles which may lead to back and neck pain. Low back pain is actually the most common reason for disability and the second most common reason for calling into work.
There are also other causes of additional, unnecessary strain on your back and other areas of your body. These include:
- Overweight or obesity
- Repetitive movements
- Carrying/lifting improperly
Strains can lead to muscle spasms, stiffness, and pain that can radiate throughout your back, hips, legs and the glutes. So, how can you naturally relax your muscles? Massage therapy.
Muscular therapy is another term for massage. By getting a massage you are working directly with the superficial and deep muscles, increasing blood flow and allowing them to relax and be more flexible. By increasing the blood flow, the muscles can also receive the proper amount of nutrients and oxygen. The end result? Decreased swelling, tension and pain and increase mobility. There are also chemical reactions that occur in the body during a massage. Endorphins (responsible for the feelings of happiness and relaxation) are released which triggers the release of serotonin and dopamine. This combination of “happy hormones” gets you and your body feeling good which increases healing and pain management in a natural way.