MATAWAN, N.J., Feb. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Old Bridge Spine and Wellness in Matawan, NJ is raising awareness about the importance of massage therapy for natural pain management. According to Old Bridge chiropractors Dr. Peter Bufano and Physical Therapist Daniel Neissany, massage therapy offers many important health benefits in addition to relaxation. Massaging sore or stiff muscle tissue increases the flow of oxygen-rich blood, delivering nutrients that are vital to injury rehabilitation. Manual hands-on therapy releases muscle tension and reduces inflammation, which is vital to the recovery process. Old Bridge Spine and Wellness frequently combines therapeutic massage with chiropractic care for enhanced pain management and faster injury rehabilitation.
Patients who suffer from chronic neck and back pain may benefit from massage therapy. Therapeutic massage, such as deep tissue and myofascial release, reduces inflammation and releases tension trapped within the muscles, naturally relieving back pain.
"Many patients think massage is only for a spa day," said Old Bridge chiropractor Dr. Peter Bufano. "In reality, massage does much more for the body than simply reduce stress and improve relaxation. Massage offers important pain management and injury rehabilitation benefits. It is not a 'perk' or 'luxury,' but an essential part of healthcare."
After an injury, muscles can become sore and stiff from immobilization. Toxins and lactic acid builds up in the muscle tissue, which blocks the healing process. Massaging injured tissue releases these toxins and increases the flow of fresh, oxygen-rich blood. Old Bridge chiropractor Physical Therapist, Daniel Neissany says that massaging injured tissue helps promote internal healing and reduce the risk for scar tissue.
Improved circulation also offers important wellness benefits for the body. These benefits include lowered heart rate and blood pressure along with elevated endorphin levels.
"Massage creates a supportive environment within the body for natural healing," said Dr. Bufano. "Massage also helps calm and center the mind, regulating sleeping patterns and supporting the immune system."
Regular massage treatments can also help manage back and neck pain. Injured muscles can become short, tight and inflexible, making basic movements painful. Deep tissue massage styles like trigger point release and myofascial release help to break up scar tissue and relieve chronic pain.
Myofascial release is a type of deep tissue massage that targets the body's connective tissues. When tension becomes trapped within these tissues, muscles become more rigid, exacerbating pain. Myofascial massage releases these tension, relieving back and neck pain while reprogramming muscle memory.
Dr. Bufano recommends deep tissue massage for managing chronic pain associated with conditions like fibromyalgia. Deep tissue massage helps break up knots and adhesions of scar tissue, while relieving the soreness associated with tender points.
"The combination of tension reduction and increased endorphin levels naturally manages back pain without the need for medication," said Dr. Bufano.
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