One of the most popular services we offer at The Bresler Center is therapeutic massage. Humans are really not well designed to sit. We’re better designed to squat, yet we sit at a table when we eats meals, sit in the car driving to work, sit at our desks while we work or study, go out to dinner and sit at a table, then to the movies to sit and watch.
Over time, most of us develop significant stress and strain in our necks, shoulders, backs, and in other muscles and joints. Therapeutic massage can be tremendously helpful in counteracting many of the imbalances caused just from sitting.
Massage increases and improves blood circulation which helps to relieve pain, and a 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that massage was at least as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic low back pain. Other studies show that massage can also soothe anxiety and alleviate depression. It is well known to encourage restful sleep even in those undergoing chemo or radiation therapy.
A 2010 study in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count which plays a large role in defending the body from disease. It’s also one of the best ways to relieve a headache or severe muscle spasm. Just ask some of the elite athletes we treat.
Most of our patient tell us that we provide the best massage they’ve ever received, and if you’d like to find out if that’s true for you, please call us at 310-474-2777 to schedule an appointment.