Massage for restless legs? Yes!
So many people today are experiencing restless leg syndrome that we decided to help folks understand the benefits that massage has to offer. Relief could be as close as a few massage sessions! Many clients have noted fewer episodes and less discomfort, learn more!
With so many people experiencing the symptoms of restless legs, doctors often prescribe medications which offer varying degrees of relief. Maybe you are even on some of that medication? If so that is perfectly alright.
Restless Legs Syndrome or RLS is a neurological condition which causes a sense of discomfort, pain or a feeling like you need to move your legs. This may lead to a reduction of sleep quality for you and your partner due to kicking or general restlessness at night. Medical science hasn’t isolated precisely what it triggering this restlessness, but research has shown that massage therapy can offer a degree of relief through ongoing treatment.
Often times, clients with RLS will have very tight muscle knots and high tissue density especially in the calves, but also in the thighs, hamstrings and glutes! As your massage therapist works through your muscle layers, these knots and trigger points will present themselves as physical hard spots and often display spasms.
Using a variety of techniques such as myofascial release and deep tissue massage, your massage therapist will help the tissue in these areas begin loosening up and letting go of that tension and irritation. This in turn eases the irritation of the nerves in the lower extremities and sciatic region.
Massage therapy has also been shown to cause a release of dopamine which may prove to be of benefit to those experiencing RLS. Massage therapy may also stimulate the thalimus and the cerebral cortex, which may help reduce the neurological trigger of the RLS episodes.
On a more anecdotal note, it could just be the massage therapy helps “fix” the underlying irritation and tension that leads to the restless leg type sensations. After all it is supremely relaxing, brings a great deal of stress relief and just makes you feel better in general.
Time to get in touch with us and book your “RLS sessions” today.
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