Fighting Fatigue with Massage
Elements Massage Happy Valley Oct 30, 2017
Massage boasts many therapeutic values. One common disorder massage is frequently used to combat is chronic fatigue. Most individuals struggle with some form of intermittent fatigue that accompanies life’s stressors but those that find themselves facing periods of extended fatigue without cause or reason may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, otherwise known as CFS. Symptoms of this condition include:
- Long periods of tiredness
- Muscle and joint pains
- Decreased mental function
With over 1 million Americans estimated to suffer from CFS, this disorder is most common among women aged 40-50. The good news is that massage is an excellent form of complementary treatment that can aid in reducing anxiety and improving sleep for many.
The application of pressure, manipulation of muscles, and movements associated with massage can aid in targeting deep muscle tissue. This penetrative modality works to stimulate capillaries which improves circulatory system function. In turn, this improved blood circulation can increase energy levels and enhance overall wellbeing.
At Elements Massage Happy Valley, our team of talented massage therapists can discuss your condition and identify the best course of massage treatment to address your needs. Just like any health condition, it is important to consult with your general care practitioner to ensure that massage is right for you.