Time for a Massage: October is Massage Therapy Awareness

National Massage Therapy Awareness Week is coming up on October 22-28th. If you needed an “excuse” to get a massage, there you go! Massage Therapy should be considered an important part of your health and wellness care routine. Whether you have been a regular patient reaping the benefits of therapeutic massage, or you have never received a massage before, your health and wellness will be improved by just one session.

5 specific things that massage can do for you include:

  1. Reducing stress
  2. Improving sleep
  3. Managing pain
  4. Boosting mental health
  5. Increasing range of motion

If you are dealing with the effects of stress long term, they can cause many conditions including tension headaches, anxiety and muscle ache. Massage can help anyone– young and old. From athletes to kids, office workers and stay at home Moms. The benefits of regular massage therapy for all age groups and demographics are numerous. Stress, lack of sleep, chronic pain, illness and more can be healed or improved with massage.

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage can provide benefits to these conditions.

The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be researched and studied. Recent research has shown the effectiveness of massage for the following conditions:

  1. Cancer-related fatigue
  2. Low back pain
  3. Osteoarthritis of the knee
  4. Reducing post-operative pain
  5. Boosting the body’s immune system functioning
  6. Decreasing the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome
  7. Lowering blood pressure
  8. Reducing headache frequency
  9. Easing alcohol withdrawal symptoms
  10. Decreasing pain in cancer patients
  11. Fibromyalgia

For more information on massage research visit the AMTA.

Celebrate all that massage therapy has to offer to your mind, body and spirit. Schedule your appointment today!