Massage Therapy: Not Just for Relaxing

Nothing beats the healing power of touch. Massage can be a great way to relax, de-stress and unwind. It certainly can be a splurge for someone special or a treat during a resort-vacation. However, massage is more than just a luxury for relaxation. It can be a very effective way to manage chronic pain or pain from an injury or accident. For those suffering regular massage treatments can help in many ways.

What health problems or conditions can benefit from therapeutic massage?

  • Chronic pain including back pain, headaches, migraines, knee pain, neck pain
  • Anyone suffering from an injury- car accident, sports-related injury, a fall
  • Stress, anxiety, depression, or those looking for improved health and wellness
  • Women during or after pregnancy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Cancer
  • Fatigue
  • Allergies or Asthma
  • Digestive disorders and gastrointestinal disorders
  • TMJ (Temporomandibular joint) and Myofascial pain

These are just a few of the many health problems that can benefit but as you can see massage therapy can help with a diverse and wide range of medical conditions.

How can massage therapy help?

Whether we are seeking out a massage session for health reasons or for pampering there is no denying the many benefits it can have to overall health and well-being. All of us suffer from stress and this can be translated into many things affecting our health and our body. Massage can help manage this stress which will lead to a decrease in anxiety, better quality of sleep, greater energy, increase in circulation and better concentration.  A massage can also have a great emotional impact. The time spent on the massage table gives many clarity after time for reflection or thought in a peaceful, quiet environment.

Here are just a few of the benefits of massage therapy:

  • Muscles relax
  • Circulation is improved
  • Endorphins are released
  • Chronic pain reduced
  • Posture is improved
  • Joint flexibility increased
  • Stress hormone levels decrease
  • Swelling reduced
  • Anxiety reduced
  • Sleep improves
  • Overall feeling of relaxation and well-being

Massage therapy is an effective treatment for a variety of health conditions or injuries. Scheduling a regular massage for yourself is a great way to establish a healthy lifestyle and self-care routine.

How has massage therapy helped you?

 

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