24 Dec Benefits of Restorative Therapies for Pain Relieve
Restorative therapy is a group of a number of different forms of treatment. These treatments are provided by physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and therapeutic exercises. Restorative therapy is combined with other forms of treatments like injections, epidurals, or counseling. Restorative therapies have been proved to result in more positive clinical outcomes if used as part of a multidisciplinary or multimodal treatment plan.
You may be wondering why you need restorative therapy instead of other forms of treatment. Here’s why;
Restorative therapy helps to decrease muscle stiffness
Stress, injury, poor circulation, incorrect posture, overuse, and misuse, can all cause muscles to become stiff and this may cause a level of pain and discomfort. Not treating it can affect movement and the overall quality of life.
However, restorative therapy helps to stretch and loosen these tight muscles and connective tissues. It can further help to break down and prevent further formation of adhesions and improve your range of motion. For more information please call 619-333-8114.
Restorative therapy interferes with pain cycles
Restorative therapy helps to find and correct conditions that trigger chronic pain and activates the body’s natural healing process. Restorative therapy has an analgesic effect on the deep tissue that can suppress pain signals from reaching the brain and causing pain or discomfort.
Restorative therapy can increase blood circulation
Restorative therapy will release the contracted muscles in the affected areas and push venous blood towards the heart, ensuring that the strain on the heart is eased. This process also helps to bring nutrients down to the cells and take away the metabolic waste products. Also, restorative therapy can increase the body’s oxygen-carrying red blood cell count which will help to bring more oxygen to the body’s cells.
Restorative therapy helps you sleep better
Everyday stress and muscle tension can emotionally drain you, making it harder for you to sleep. Restorative therapy will help to relax your tense muscles and calm your nervous system. With time, your body’s rhythm will slow down, your blood pressure lowered, and your heart rate will become deeper – all of these helping you to relax and sleep better.
Restorative therapy reduces the effects of stress on the body
Most of the physical and emotional pain and discomforts (like headaches, anxiety, and heart diseases) we experience are largely due to stress. The remedy to stress is the total relaxation response, that’s triggered by the parasympathetic branch of the central nervous system.
Restorative therapy will help activate your body’s parasympathetic nervous system by counteracting your body’s negative response to stress, relaxing the muscle tension, stabilizing your heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation. Restorative therapy will also help build more body awareness which in turn will help you to identify when you are becoming stressed.
Pacific Medical Care, a leading San Diego restorative pain management center can offer you a higher level of care by not only treating the pain itself but by directing therapy at the cause of your pain.