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Welcome to Therapeutic Massage for Pain Relief based in Los Angeles,
Serving near West Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
Experience the power of massage therapy to alleviate your pain
and improve your well-being
Looking for effective massage techniques to relieve pain?
A massage therapist who specializes in pain relief is near you! Let me help you manage your pain with my expertise in Soft Tissue Therapy, specifically Neuromuscular Therapy. By addressing the root cause of your pain, I can help you maintain healthy muscles and enjoy activities such as walking, running, jumping, lifting, and playing sports with ease. I am dedicated to ensuring your well-being and providing Myofascial Release for pain relief in Los Angeles, CA. Optimal pain relief through massage therapy involves non-invasive techniques that don't require injections or medication.
Something starts to hurt, so you tense the problem areas up. Then it hurts more, so the muscle tightens up more, perpetuating and escalating the cycle of pain. Any intervention that helps treat the pain and eliminate perpetuating factors can help break the cycle: trigger point therapy, stretch therapy, heat and/or ice, chiropractic or osteopathic treatments, deep tissue massage, ultrasound, homeopathy, biofeedback, acupuncture, dry needling, counseling, and even analgesics. You need to break the pain cycle as soon as possible to help prevent the symptoms from getting worse or affecting other muscles and soft tissues.
Have you experienced Muscle Tension Pain?
Muscle pain with no reason & injury will limit your activity, causing stress and frustration. The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, anxiety, overuse, and minor injuries. This pain is usually localized, affecting just a few muscles or a small body part. Still, some pain may refer to an unlikely part of your body, like deep dull achy spasms. Pain can be acute or chronic.
Almost everyone has had sore muscles after exercising or working too much. Some soreness can be a regular part of healthy exercise. But, in other cases, muscles can become strained. Muscle strain can be mild to severe - the muscle group has been stretched too much. Lifting heavy things in the wrong way can also strain the muscles in your back. This injury can be very painful and even cause chronic pain that will last a long time and make it hard to do everyday things. A group of muscles contracted repetitively or through repetitive motions used in jobs, or hobbies may cause stress-related muscle tension.
A report on chronic pain from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that chronic pain affects about 50 million U.S. adults. In addition, high-impact chronic pain that regularly interferes with work or life affects approximately 20 million U.S. adults.
According to a recent national survey, 2 an average of 19 percent of adult Americans received at least one massage from a professional massage therapist between July 2016 and July 2017. Of those who had a massage in that timeframe, 72 percent received it for medical or stress-related reasons. Medical reasons include relieving pain, stiffness, or spasms, injury recovery, poor blood flow, migraines, prevention, pregnancy or prenatal care, and general well-being.
What is Pain?
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), the global organization that studies pain, has updated its definition of pain for the first time in 4 decades.
2020 revised definition of pain
The new definition states that pain is: “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage,”
and is expanded upon by the addition of six key Notes and the etymology of the word pain for further valuable context: • Pain is always a personal experience that is influenced to varying degrees by biological, psychological, and social factors • Pain and nociception are different phenomena. Pain cannot be inferred solely from activity in sensory neurons. • Through their life experiences, individuals learn the concept of pain. • A person’s report of an experience as pain should be respected. • Although pain usually serves an adaptive role, it may have adverse effects on function and social and psychological well-being. • Verbal description is only one of several behaviors to express pain; inability to communicate does not negate the possibility that a human or a nonhuman animal experiences pain.
Chronic pain caused by orthopedic conditions, sports injuries, rehabilitation, automobile, and work-related injuries can significantly impact one's quality of life, potentially leading to depression or anxiety. If you reside in LA and experience chronic pain, seeking appropriate treatment from a licensed massage therapist in your neighborhood may help alleviate symptoms and improve overall well-being.
Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Deep Gluteal Pain Syndrome, Pain between the shoulder blade, Migraine, Neck Pain, Tendonitis, Headaches, Nerve Irritation, and Upper Back Shoulder Pain.
Pinched Nerve, Carpal tunnel symptoms, Sciatica symptoms, Iliotibial band friction syndrome, Plantar fasciitis, Hip pain, Knee pain, Whiplash, Jaw pain, Frozen Shoulder, Buttock Pain, Spasm, Dental work
Sports Injuries, Tightness, and stiffness
Acute and Chronic Pain Management
Pain management means getting the proper treatment for physical pain. Pain may range from a dull ache to a sharp stab, ranging from mild to extreme. You may feel pain in one part of your body, or it may be widespread.
There are 2 main types of pain:
Typically resolves within a certain amount of time, usually a few weeks to months
Can result from an illness, injury, or surgery
Acute pain often serves as a protective response from your body. Therefore, with acute pain, you will generally be encouraged to stay active and gradually return to your normal activities.
Persists, generally for three months or more
Musculoskeletal injury is an all-too-common occurrence for athletes and workplace However, it is important to seek professional help in these circumstances: when numbness, tingling, or shooting pain is present when a limb or region becomes cold or turns white or blue when swelling, heat, redness, and fever are unresponsive to first aid measures within forty-eight hours when pain persists for more than seven to ten days when other areas begin to hurt due to compensation for an injured area when oral medications are needed for pain relief for more than two to three days when pain interrupts or disrupts your sleep for more than one or two nights when you are unable to bear your own weight You should see a licensed physician if your pain is severe, unusual, or doesn’t go away. Pain is a sign that something could be wrong. Your condition might not be serious, but it could be. If it’s bothersome in any way, you will want to get it checked out.
What type a massage is best for acute and chronic pain?
When managing pain, including chronic pain, various types of massage therapy can be beneficial, here are some commonly recommended massage techniques for pain relief:
Trigger Point Therapy: This specialized deep tissue technique focuses on identifying and releasing trigger points, which are tight knots or bands of muscle fibers that can cause referred pain in other areas of the body. By applying direct pressure to these points, trigger point therapy can help relieve pain and restore normal muscle function.
Myofascial Release: This technique aims to release tension and restrictions in the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles. Myofascial release can help improve mobility, reduce pain, and enhance overall muscle function by applying gentle, sustained pressure and stretching.
Thai Massage: This unique style of massage combines acupressure, passive stretching, and deep rhythmic compression. It focuses on improving energy flow throughout the body and increasing flexibility. Thai Massage can be particularly effective in addressing chronic pain, promoting relaxation, and restoring balance in the body.
Sports Massage: Primarily designed for athletes, sports massage can also benefit individuals with chronic pain. It combines various massage techniques to target specific areas of the body affected by pain or injury. Sports massage can help reduce muscle soreness, promote healing, and improve physical performance.
It's important to note that everyone's pain and individual needs are unique. Consulting with a qualified massage therapist or healthcare professional is crucial to determine the most suitable massage therapy approach for your specific condition and pain management goals. They can assess your situation, discuss your symptoms, and tailor a treatment plan that best addresses your chronic pain concerns.
There is ongoing scientific research on the benefits of massage therapy. Some of the current findings include:
Pain relief: Massage therapy has been found to be effective in reducing chronic pain, including problem areas of pain in lower back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis.
Stress reduction: Several studies have found that massage therapy can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. For example, a review of 17 studies found that massage therapy was associated with a significant reduction in symptoms of depression. Another study found that massage therapy was effective in reducing anxiety in patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Improved sleep: A systematic review of 12 studies found that massage therapy can help improve sleep quality in people with insomnia. The researchers concluded that massage therapy is a safe and effective intervention for improving sleep quality.
Improved range of motion and flexibility: Massage therapy has been shown to improve flexibility and range of motion, making it particularly useful for people with conditions such as fibromyalgia and myofascial pain
Improved athletic performance: Regular massage therapy has been shown to improve athletic performance by reducing muscle soreness and stiffness, and improving recovery time after exercise.
Immune function: A study found that Swedish massage increased the number of lymphocytes, which play a key role in the immune system, in participants. The researchers suggested that massage therapy could have a positive effect on immune function.
It's important to note that the benefits of massage therapy and types of massage work can vary from person to person and that more research is needed to fully understand the mechanisms behind its effects.
Your go-to local Massage Clinic in Los Angeles :
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Artisan Neuromuscular & Sports Therapy
8000 Sunset Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90046
At Artisan Neuromuscular & Sports Therapy, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care and helping you unleash your body's full potential. Jesse Anoraj's expertise and deep passion for his craft ensure you receive the highest quality massage therapy.
Please don't wait any longer to experience the remarkable benefits of our specialized massage techniques for pain management. Book your appointment today and discover the transformative power of Artisan Neuromuscular & Sports Therapy. Your body deserves the best; we're here to help you achieve it.
The way in which we experience pain is very complex. All sorts of factors influence our experience, including our thoughts and feelings.
Nerves from all over the body run to the spinal cord, the first main meeting point for the nervous system. In the spinal cord, you might imagine a series of gates into which messages about pain arrive from all over the body. These gates can sometimes be much more open than at other times. This is important because it is through these gates that messages from your body pass toward your brain. If the gates are more open, a lot of pain messages pass through to the brain, and you are likely to experience a high pain level. If the gates are closed, fewer messages get through, and you will likely experience less pain.
So, what are the factors that make a difference in how open or closed the gates are?
Factors that open the gate
There are three main ways the gates to pain can be made more open so the pain feels worse. These are to do with how we feel about things, how we think about things, and what we are doing.
1. Stress and Tension All sorts of emotional states can lead to the gates to pain being more open. These include being anxious, worried, angry, and depressed. Having a lot of tension in the body is a common way of opening the pain gates.
2. Mental Factors One of the most effective ways of opening the gates and increasing your pain is to focus all your attention on it. Boredom can also lead to the pain gates opening.
3. Lack of Activity Another factor that seems to open the gates to pain is not moving around, having stiff joints, and lack of fitness.
Factors that close the gate
In the same way as above, the way we feel, the way we think, and what we do can all have a part to play in helping to close the gates to pain.
1. Relaxation and Contentment Feeling generally happy and optimistic has been found to help to close the gates to pain. Also, feeling relaxed in yourself seems to be a particularly useful way of closing the gates.
2. Mental Factors Being involved and interested in life helps close the gates. Also if you concentrate intensely on something other than the pain (e.g., work, T.V., book), this can distract you from any pain, helping to close the gates.
3. Activity Taking the right amount of exercise to develop your fitness can help close the gates.
4. Other Physical Factors You may also find that certain types of medication can help close the gates, as might certain types of counter-stimulation (e.g., heat, soft tissue massage, tens, acupuncture).
So, how can you apply the gate control theory of pain to yourself? The best way is to experiment with some of the ideas described above.
How might you be able to use the fact that emotional factors can make a difference?
Are there ways of becoming more relaxed, for example?
And what about mental factors?
Are there ways that you can get more involved in life?
Can you use distraction more than you have been doing?
And what about physical factors?
Could you increase your fitness and activity levels
And might you be able to make more use of counter-stimulation?
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