The Connection Between Massages and Pain Relief
There are several reasons why massages can help relieve pain, but most come from a massage's ability to increase blood flow and reduce inflammation. Many of the nerves in our bodies are wrapped in a connective tissue called myelin. This tissue helps conduct electrical impulses from the brain to our extremities. When damaged or inflamed, however, pain can occur.
Increased blood flow is directly applied from massages to help ease the pain often associated with neuropathy. What kinds of massage therapies can reduce this pain?
Connective Tissue Massage
For those with neuropathy, a connective tissue massage can be highly beneficial. It is essential to understand what connective tissue massages target. Fascia, or connective tissue, refers to tissues that connect organs and systems and "surround, protect, and support" all other body structures. Connective tissue massages focus on applying pressure to these fascia and subcutaneous tissues and are used to help diagnose and cure various ailments.
Therapeutic massages are any massage treatment that helps relieve pain, reduce tension, and work on a specific problem and can be customized for your particular needs. For example, a massage therapist can focus on treating specific pain points caused by neuropathy and improve blood flow to the peripheral joints.
Reflexology is a massage therapy that focuses on pressure points in the feet. It is believed these pressure points correspond with all the organs in the body. During reflexology, damaged nerve fibers are awakened using gentle pressure techniques applied to the foot, allowing them to send and receive more transparent communications between the central and peripheral nervous systems.
During this, there is an improvement in blood and lymph circulation and nerve response, and the person feels better overall. Reflexology may be effective for diabetic neuropathy, phantom limb pain, and other types of neuropathic pain in addition to peripheral neuropathy.
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