What are the benefits?
There are many benefits of massage therapy. Continued research proves more and more benefits each year. Here are just a few reasons why you should invest in regular treatments.
Massage and stress reduction
- effectively reduce low-back pain
- strengthen your immune system
- decrease muscle spasms and/or cramping
- increase joint and muscle flexibility
- help decrease migraine frequency
- reduce tensions from over-used muscles
- enhance sleep quality
- decrease symptoms of anxiety and depression
- alleviate the common aches and pains of pregnancy
People who are stressed get ill more often than others, and have a longer recovery time. Studies by the American Medical Association have also shown the negative effects of stress on health.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of illness and
disease is stress related. And over 75% of doctors visits are stress related.
Health issues linked to chronic, high stress include:
High Blood Pressure
Massage can help!
Getting a treatment can do you a world of good. Getting frequent treatments can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health.
Massage Frequently Asked Questions
And remember: just because it feels like a pampering treat doesn’t mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider your treatments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.