How Massage Therapy Works on Tight Muscles

How Massage Therapy Works on Tight Muscles
August 09 10:59 2017 Print This Article

Did you know tight muscles can create asymmetry and lead to irregularity or imbalance in both the myofascial and skeletal systems? Dysfunction in the fascia, tendons, ligaments, and bones can all play a role in contributing to tight, painful muscle tissue.

For people dealing with long-term neck, arm or upper-shoulder pain, the poor joint function is often the cause.

Tight muscles can cause some problems including: 

  • Headaches
  • Lower back pain
  • Restless legs
  • Numb limbs and more.

Why Massage Therapy?

Massage therapies, especially deep tissue massages help your body realign muscular tissue in the direction of alignment of the muscle fibers. Getting a deep tissue massage therapy from an Albuquerque massage therapist releases muscle tension, and increases circulation. Applying deep pressure can help break up scar tissue and reduce inflammation, creating more flexibility.

 Leading causes for muscle tension include:

  • Scarring of the tissues around the muscles
  • Tearing of the muscles
  • Misalignment of the spine
  • Overuse and more.

How does Massage Therapy work?

The best massage in Albuquerque induces physiological changes in our body through two responses.

  • Relaxation Response
  • Mechanical Response

Relaxation Response

The relaxation response is an involuntary action that predicts the response of the nervous system to various massage techniques. This reaction increases the level of serotonin, a hormone in the body that impacts emotions and thoughts positively. It also decreases one’s stress level and reduces the health risks associated with stress.

Common health hazards related to high-stress levels include:

  • Hypertension
  • Cardiac arrhythmias
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Digestive disorders and
  • Psychological issues

Mechanical Response

The two major physical effects of deep tissue massage are better circulation and relaxation of soft tissues.

Improvements in Blood and Lymph Circulation

The physical manipulation of the soft tissue and the hormones released as part of the relaxation response leads to increased blood and lymph circulation. It also improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients to the muscle cells helping in the removal of waste products from your body.

Relaxing Tissues

Deep tissue massage therapy reduces nerve compression, muscle contraction, and other painful contractions and spasms. Applying deep pressure against muscles relaxes muscles, tendons, and ligaments and helps in better alignment and balance of superficial and deep tissues.

Getting a deep tissue massage in Albuquerque at periodic intervals keeps your muscles healthy, improves flexibility, maintains a state of relaxation and lead to a better sleep cycle. It also helps you to determine the potential trouble spots before they progress into something more serious.

A Little about Versatile Vitality:

Versatile Vitality is a leading provider of massage therapy and mobile massage therapy in Albuquerque. Versatile Vitality specializes in a wide range of massage therapies including deep tissue massage, thai massage, Swedish massage, Shiatsu massage, mobile massage, hot stone massage, reflexology therapy & aromatherapy treatment. To know more, visit or Call 303 668 9267. Location: 4100 Silver SE, #105, Albuquerque, NM – 87108


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