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Get A Massage To Alleviate Pain

Jun 25, 2008
Hundreds of thousands of people experience chronic upper body pain. This pain tends to be focused around the muscles in the neck, shoulders, and back, and can be caused by any number of factors. Many people experience this type of pain due to chronic stress which results in muscle tension and tightness. Others find that their pain is exacerbated by the way that they hold themselves when sitting or standing, or their gait when walking. If the body is uneven a large percentage of the time, you will experience an undue pulling on certain muscles which can lead to inflammation and pain.

Massage therapy is an extremely valuable tool for managing upper body pain because it work to alleviate the very tension and tightness that initiates the painful imbalance. The massage itself often feel extremely pleasurable to its recipient because the muscles are rubbed down and directly manipulated. Even in the case that a therapeutic massage feels somewhat painful, it can still exert an ameliorative effect on body pains by manipulating the erroneous positioning of muscles in the body, helping to realign them with the skeletal-muscular bracing which hold them in place.

Much of the muscular pain that people experience is not actually in the muscles themselves, but in the connective tissues such as tendons and ligaments which the unnecessarily tight muscles are pulling on beyond their ordinary range of flexibility. When this happens, especially on a chronic basis, the connective tissues can become sore or even damaged, resulting in intense pain. There is also pain that occurs in the muscles themselves that is simply the result of the actual muscle tightness, similar to a cramp.

The muscles are part of an intricate network of very sensitive and powerful locomotive systems which allow the body not only to move, but also to maintain proper bloodflow and sensation. By alleviating constrictive tightness in the muscles the circulation and overall sensation can be dramatically improved. Many people who experience neck, shoulder, or back pain report a significant decrease in this type of pain in the short-term after receiving a massage.

Of course, over time the muscles can drift into their old patterns of positional imbalance and of carrying a lot of tension around, and so another massage becomes necessary. Sometime this type of long-term necessity can be mediated by undergoing physical therapy to help you hold your body in a more even and balanced way. Of course, many people simply enjoy receiving regular massages due to the immediate pleasure and host of other health benefits. By receiving regular massage you can gradually help to reduce the factors that lead to increase muscle pain in a safe, natural, and pleasurable way.
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