There’s not much that ages us faster, both internally and
externally, than high levels of stress. But in today’s fast-paced world, it’s
nearly impossible to eliminate stress and anxiety completely. Massage therapy is one way to combat the toll that stress takes on our bodies. In fact, there are so many benefits of massage therapy that if you’ve never had a massage before, now is definitely the time to get one.
Besides its feel-good effects, massage therapy can translate into striking improvements in medical conditions ranging from asthma to rheumatoid arthritis to burns.
Research continues to show the enormous benefits of massage therapy. The medical community is actively embracing and advising patients to include massage in their health care treatment plans. Many hospitals are also incorporating massage to treat post surgery or pain patients as part of
the recovery process.
Massage can play an important role in treating illness or chronic ailments, and contribute to a higher sense of general well-being. It is generally considered a part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Some studies have found massage helpful for:
● Stress relief ·
● Managing anxiety and depression ·
● Pain ·
● Blood pressure control ·
● Infant growth ·
● Sports- /work-/automobile accident-related injuries ·
● Boosting immunity ·
● Cancer treatment
But beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, massage just plain feels good!!