Muscles are an amazing set of tissue that work in very specific ways. One of which is that they have 'memory' and will hold the position that they find themselves most frequently in. So if your massage therapist is trying to correct something that is causing you pain, you will need to do several things to help retrain those faulty muscle memories. Range of Motion work helps to remind the muscles that there is a wide variety of movements they are supposed to be doing, and not just the ones that we have them do on a regular basis.
Range of Motion (ROM) issues can be improved with massage therapy, exercises, and stretching techniques. Massage is usually gentle and relaxing, concentrating on joints and joint conditions. The greatest benefits of massage therapy for ROM, which often includes stretching techniques, is how it helps to loosen muscles and increase flexibility. It also increases blood circulation which allows much-needed oxygen and vital nutrients into the joints.
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