If you’re experiencing muscle pain, you may be wondering if it’s worth getting a massage in Chelmsford. The answer is that yes, massage therapy can be an extremely effective treatment, with the techniques used by our therapists able to relax the muscle tissue and reduce any resulting nerve compression that could be causing pain. Massage can often reduce pain quite quickly, although several sessions might be required. Book a consultation with a massage therapist who will be able to advise you on how many sessions will be necessary for reducing your muscular pain and discomfort.

How does massage reduce pain?

Massage therapy works to relax the muscle tissue, reducing painful contractions and spasms. Massage can also help to reduce nerve compression, which is caused by the contracted muscles compressing the nerves around them. Deep tissue massage is particularly effective for reducing pain since it works to break down ‘knots’ which have formed in the muscles. This massage technique uses deep pressure, combining slow strokes and firm finger pressure to achieve results. If you’re experiencing pain in the neck, back or shoulders, a massage performed by an experienced massage therapist could help considerably.

How long does it take for massage to reduce pain?

When booking a massage, you may be wondering how long it will take to eliminate the pain you’re experiencing. The truth is that it’s not always possible to say how many sessions you’ll need to fully get rid of the pain. Some experts advise booking a massage session once or twice per week and then tapering off to once a week when your condition improves. Typically, more frequent sessions are required at the beginning of treatment for pain management. You’re likely to need more frequent massages for injury than you would for pampering or relaxation purposes.

At Faye Pattison, we’ve observed that our clients often notice a reduction in pain after three or four successful treatments. Several factors come into play when determining how long after the treatment you’ll begin to see improvements. These include the severity of the injury, your general health and well-being before commencing treatment, and how strictly you adhere to the self-care program given to you by your therapist.

What other treatments can reduce pain?

At Faye Pattison Physiotherapy, we offer a wide range of treatments to help reduce pain and discomfort in the body. As well as offering various types of massage therapy, we also provide physiotherapy, acupuncture and dry needling. If you’re not sure which treatment is best for your health condition, we recommend talking to one of our team today. We’re on hand to provide you with expert advice on how to eliminate your pain without the need for strong painkillers or surgery.

If you’re experiencing muscle pain that’s impacting your quality of life, get in touch and book a massage in Chelmsford today. Call us on 01245 901170, email info@fayepattison.com or send a message via the website. We will get back to you as soon as we can.