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Many people see massage as a luxury treatment; as a form of relaxation. However, massage therapy is a treatment that can provide you with many health benefits. As your sports medicine specialists at Metatherapy, we offer massage therapy as a way to help increase range of motion of the joints and reduce muscle aches and pains.

What is massage therapy?

Massages are the act of pressing, rubbing, and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. The ranges of these movements could go from light stroking to deep pressure, it just depends on the different types of massage an individual could receive.

There are specific massages for different types of treatment. For example, if an individual wants to work around an area of injury on the body, the type of massage they would look for would be a trigger point massage. In this type of massage, the practitioner works around areas where muscle fibers tend to become tighter, which can be formed around the area of injury.

Massage and the Musculoskeletal System

One of the main benefits of massage therapy are the changes in the functioning of the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are instantly noticeable. Range of motion of the joints is optimized and muscle aches and pains are reduced, if not eliminated. With purposeful manipulation of the vertebra and corrections in the natural movements of the body, you will gain absolute benefits from improved posture.


Patients with sports injuries, soft tissue injuries, temporomandibular joint disorders, strains, fibromyalgia, headaches, strains, and myofascial pain among others can greatly benefit from massage.


Other ways that a massage can benefit your health include:

  • Stress reducing

  • Pain relief as well as reduction of muscle soreness and tension

  • Increased relaxation

  • Improves circulation, energy as well as alertness

  • Lowers heart rate and blood pressure

  • Improvements of immune functions

  • Anxiety

  • Digestive disorders

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Headaches

  • Insomnia related to stress

  • Low back pain

  • Myofascial pain syndrome

  • Nerve pain

  • Soft tissue strains or injuries

  • Sports injuries

  • Temporomandibular joint pain

  • Upper back and neck pain

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