Why Swedish Massage Is BEST
By Dr. Masoud Shamaeizadeh
Recently we notice in our practice that our patients will report to us that they have injury from a deep tissue massage Upon further investigation and questioning we find that these patients were injured by massage therapists elbow. The fact that the patient feels better temporarily is due to the endorphins and Enkephalins release, both of these substances are natural pain killers that the body produces after our body has sustained injury. Acupuncturist, Mabby Shamaeizadeh, also states that deep tissue massage is also very bad for patients that have underlying kidney and liver imbalances. Deep tissue massage causes additional stress to these two organ systems.
Dr. Masoud and Mabby advise that if you are in need to a massage that you always ask for a soft tissue massage. This type of massage is very beneficial to our immune, circulatory and respiratory systems.
This is a testimonial from patient T. C., Family Nurse Practitioner
"My occupation requires that I use my upper body and arms quite a bit. In response to that I had a lot of tightness and stress in my upper back and hip area. I asked for a deep tissue massage in hopes to release my constant tightness and discomfort. During the massage, the therapist used a very firm pressure with some areas being painful. After the massage, I noticed that night instead of sleeping better I was unable to sleep and felt bogged down and my tongue was swollen and painful. The next day I had an appointment with Mabby and Dr. Masoud in the morning, I felt a little relief after the appointment but felt much better by that evening. During my acupuncture appointment Mabby noticed that I had several bruises on my arms, back and hands. This was related to the tissue damage that was caused by the massage therapist. They both educated me after my appointment that due to the fact that I have deficiencies in my kidney and liver areas that this type of massage actually caused more harm than good, and that next time to ask for a Swedish massage. I am grateful to have professionals that I know that are willing to educate me and share their knowledge in regards to what is the best practice to maintain my health."
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