What is Massage Therapy?

Why is massage therapy important? For many reasons, both physically and psychologically. Massage therapy is an alternative approach to ones health and well being. Massage releases natural endorphins to allow one to relax and feel less painful as a result from stress, exercise, illness, trauma, disabilities and the list goes on. Here below are 25 reasons why massage is helpful and important.

25 Reasons to Get a Massage

1. Relieve stress

2. Relieve postoperative pain

3. Reduce anxiety

4. Manage low-back pain

5. Help fibromyalgia pain

6. Reduce muscle tension

7. Enhance exercise performance

8. Relieve tension headaches

9. Sleep better

10. Ease symptoms of depression

11. Improve cardiovascular health

12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

14. Improve balance in older adults

15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

16. Temper effects of dementia

17. Promote relaxation

18. Lower blood pressure

19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20. Help chronic neck pain

21. Lower joint replacement pain

22. Increase range of motion

23. Decrease migraine frequency

24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

It used to be thought of that massage was just for a treat, something that one could indulge in and spoil themselves as it was not for a regular treatment or 'go to'. Now as more about massage has been unveiled, it is known that massage can really be a part of our health and well being regimen and that the benefits are so powerful that the fact that it feels good is merely a 'bonus'!

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