Massage therapy in Beverly Hills is popular with the rich and famous, but also with the less rich and not-so-famous. This is because it has numerous benefits for treating a number of different injuries and illnesses. In addition to physical ailments, massage therapy appears to be beneficial for at least some people with mental conditions such as anxiety and depression.
Conditions Treated by Massage Therapy in Beverly Hills
A wide range of conditions can benefit from massage therapy. Some of the conditions that send people for massage therapy in Beverly Hills are:
- Chronic pain, such as back or neck pain
- Conditions such as fibromyalgia
- Mental health issues such as anxiety and depression
- Injuries such as pulled muscles
- Post-surgical injuries that need rehabilitation
- Illnesses such as cancer
Massage is not appropriate for every condition, but if you are wondering, a chiropractor or other health professional can advise you about whether massage might be right for you.
Types of Massage Therapy
There are generally three basic types of massage therapy used in the U.S. They are relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, and holistic massage. Of course, there are many variations on each of these themes, such as sports massage and accupressure.
Relaxation massages are used to provide gentle therapy to patients who are experiencing too much pain for deep tissue massage, who are seeking physical and mental relaxation, and for children. They typically employ low amounts of pressure and a lot of stroking. Like all massages, relaxation massages are effective at improving circulation in the area and flushing out toxins.
Deep tissue massages involve harder pressure and are often used for people who have chronic pain or are rehabilitating an injury. This type of massage is effective at targeting deeper layers of muscle than relaxation massage typically does. It is also effective at relieving tension in these deeper muscles.
Holistic massage often involves the lymphatic system. Like the blood vessels, the lymphatic system in the body moves fluid around. The movement of lymph is encouraged by all kinds of massage, but it is specifically aimed for with holistic massage. Similar to the effects of increased blood circulation, increased lymph circulation helps move toxins out of the area and bring nutrients and healthy cells in.
What to Expect from Massage Therapy at The Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group
Here at The Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group, we offer services from multiple professionals. A chiropractor, physician, or other health professional may refer you to massage therapy for any number of conditions. Once you have been referred, you will meet the massage therapist and speak to them about your injury or needs. The therapist may perform a hands-on assessment of the painful area.
Schedule an Appointment with our Beverly Hills Chiropractor today!
At The Beverly Hills Comprehensive Medical Group, our experienced chiropractor in Beverly Hills takes great pride in offering massage therapy as one of our many health and wellness services.If you think that you might benefit from massage therapy, give us a call today at 310-657-0366