Not all physical therapy provided by the Glen Back Care and Sports Therapy
requires a dedicated routine of corrective exercise. Sometimes even something
as simple as a high quality massage session can do wonders to ease your
stiffness, aches and pains, or stress and tension levels.

How Massage Therapy Works

An effective massage session will lead to increased blood flow to the area,
resulting in reduction in muscle tension, and restoration of normal muscle
function. It can also help to reduce feelings of both anxiety and depression.
Massage can reduce the build-up of a stress hormone known as cortisol,
which helps to lower blood pressure and lift the spirits. It can also
boost the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine, which help fight off
depression. If you are one of many who have actually dozed off during
a massage, you won’t be surprised that massage can also promote healthy
sleeping patterns.

According to sources like Science Daily, a 2010 study found that people
who undergo massage therapy tend to have an increase in white blood cells,
which help fight off disease. It is also a well- known fact that massage
can help alleviate stress-related ailments such as headache. A simple
30 minute massage has been proven to reduce tension headaches and relieve
stress, tension and anxiety.


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