We’ve all suffered from the soreness associated with an overly exuberant exercise session. But did you know that most Canadians experience neck, back and muscle pain from another less-strenuous activity?
Bad posture can quickly become a bad habit that compromises proper spinal alignment. Therapeutic massage works to help loosen muscles & joints and reinforce the body’s natural movements. Additionally, carrying extra weight, and repetitive or overuse movements can put strain on the back and other sensitive areas. This strain often results in spasms, tense muscles and pain in your upper back, hips, glutes and hamstrings. So the question is: what relaxes muscles?
Massage gets to the root of the pain by relaxing tense muscles and increasing flexibility. Massage also encourages blood flow to the affected muscles, which can bring increase oxygen and nutrients,. All of this activity reduces swelling and stiffness and increases flexibility to help eliminate pain. Muscular therapy also releases endorphins and boosts your levels of serotonin and dopamine, all hormones your body produces to help you feel good, promote healing and pain management, and calm your nerves.