Physical Therapy Vs. Massage Therapy
When we feel muscle pain, many times our most recurring thought is “I need a massage,” but we never stop to think if our pain goes beyond something that a massage can cure. It is very important to know the differences between physical therapy and massage therapy to have broader criteria when choosing how to cure your pain and have a much faster and more effective recovery according to your needs.
Both physical therapy and massage can help you reduce your pain. However, these two have many differences. Some of them would be:
Differences between Physical therapy and Massage Therapy
Normally, massage therapy is more focused on immediate relief, relaxation of muscle spasms, and various benefits, such as:
- Stimulation of the release of endorphins.
- Calms the nervous system.
- Improves sleep.
- Aids in the removal of toxins from the body.
- Reduces muscle tension and Improves circulation of blood and lymph.
Massage therapy can take away the pain right away, but it doesn’t guarantee that the pain will go away completely forever.
And when we talk about physical therapy, we know that it is more focused on the rehabilitation and proper functioning of muscles and joints. Going to physical therapy will make your pain not only go away and relax but also heal. You can obtain great benefits such as:
- Elimination of pain
- Avoid surgeries
- Maximize your mobility
- Helps you to return to activity after injury
- Manage problems linked to age
Knowing this, we can say that the two therapies are quite effective for muscle pain. But what better than to have a rehabilitation program where you can include both types of therapy for maximum performance and healing of your pain?
Dr. Michael Newman’s Rehab physical therapy may include modalities such as massage or electrical stimulation, exercise programs for spine strengthening and flexibility, and spine stabilization programs with the therapist.
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BY: Dr. Newman
Back Health Miami, Back Pain, Message Therapy, Physical Therapy
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