Benefits of Massage Therapy
Stop and think a moment: About how many hours a day do you spend at your at your desk, cubicle, or in your home office?
According to the most recent study by Ergotron, a global manufacturer of office furniture such as sit-stand desks, 86% of Americans retain almost entirely sedentary lifestyles, sitting for a whopping 13 hours a day. With the American job market skewing ever further towards work within the digital realm, it seems more than likely that countless young Americans will spend more time in their seats than on their feet.
Among other conditions, a predominantly sedentary lifestyle may contribute to conditions as varied and serious as
- Heart disease
- Lipid Disorders
- Colon Cancer
Yet what happens when you add in the duress of a traumatic car accident? The already existent pressure upon the ligaments, muscles, and tendons increases tenfold, necessitating the release of the excess tension that stems from inflammation in the body.
According to a research study published in Science Translational Magazine, whether recovering from a car accident or addressing the derogatory effects of a body frozen in motion, massage therapy can be used to relieve tension and restore balance to the body. Among other benefits, researchers found that massage reduced the the production of cytokines, chemicals which increase inflammation (and pain!) in the body.
Massage also stimulated mitochondria, the tiny warriors inside cells that change glucose into the energy essential for both cell function and repair. According to Dr. Mark A. Tarnopolsky, “The bottom line is that there appears to be a suppression of pathways in inflammation and an increase in mitochondrial biogenesis.”
According to experts from countless fields, the release of this stored tension restores the body to homeostasis, creating a state of equilibrium, encouraging physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Anyone who’s ever been the recipient of a “trigger point massage” has some familiarity with this effect. The human body is a map, and with years of combined training, the specialists at PROS Miami are sure to chart your course to healing!