Benefits of Massage
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Massage is considered to be among the oldest of all treatments used by humans. Records dating back over three thousand years documented its use. Today it is an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs and has proven beneficial to many chronic conditions. It is a powerful ally in the quest for physical and mental health. Not only can it help you be more in tune with your body, but it can help create a sense of wellness and “wholeness” that is often lost in our overscheduled lives. When we regain that connection, it’s much easier to remember that our bodies are something to be cherished, nurtured, and loved. Valuable for every age and every body type, massage has innumerable benefits.
Research shows that massage can
• Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of moton
• Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.
• Boosts the immune system.
• Reduces anxiety and depression.
• Reduces the flow of stress hormones.
• Improves sleep.
• Improves energy levels and reduces fatigue.
• Improves concentration.
• Increases circulation.
• Improves self-esteem.
• Reduces frequency of headaches.
• Releases endorphins.
Massage can also be beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, and premenstrual syndrome.
The benefits of massage are doubly powerful if taken in regular “doses.” It can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen. Professionals at the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami explain the more massage you get, the greater benefits you reap. Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related and stress reduction is the first thing massage treats!
There are some medical conditions that discourage bodywork. Please ask your doctor for a referral if you have any concern about receiving massage. It is also very important that you inform your massage therapist of any health issues you may have and of medications you are taking. Receiving massage when you have a cold or flue can be hard on your immune system and can sometimes make your illness worse.
Please reschedule your appointment if you become ill.