Benefits Of Massage Therapy

peaceful-hands-picMost of us have some stress in our lives, either due to work, family or general environment. For some the stress may cause sleeplessness, anxiety, hypertension, or depression. For many the stress leads to muscle soreness somewhere in the body – the shoulders, neck, legs, back, etc… Whatever form the stress reveals in, when untreated, it becomes an constant low or medium-grade condition that puts a discourages our every day lives and feeling of food health. Some people use exercise to relieve stress but many unfortunately do nothing. They just live with the aches and pain, blocking out the discomfort they feel. The problem with this approach is that with time our aches and pain only increase, rob us of good health and energy.

Massage, also referred to as ‘bodywork,’ is a therapy that can be used to treat most common conditions related to stress and muscle tension. Massage has both psychological and physiological effects. It can be used to treat specific conditions or injuries and is also used for common relaxation and inner peace. Massage is beneficial for those experiencing headaches, arthritis, insomnia, asthma, digestive disorders, constipation, carpal tunnel syndrome, sinusitis, and minor aches and pains. Those taking prescriptions for the above and related conditions, will find that massage can be a great benefit or even an alternate for the medication. The long-term advantages of receiving regular massage is an experience of improved health.

Below are the known effects of massage on the body:

  • Relieves muscle tension and stiffness
  • Reduces muscle spasms
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Decreases stress and anxiety
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves joint flexibility and range of motion
  • Speeds recovery from pulled muscles or sprained ligaments
  • Treats tension headaches and effects of eye-strain
  • Improves blood circulation and movement of lymph fluids
  • Improves posture
  • Relieves repetitive motion injuries
  • Enhances the health and nourishment of skin
  • Helps removal of metabolic wastes

Source: American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)

If you or anyone you know suffers from chronic pain and would like to attain a better quality of life, those in the Inland Empire region, please contact me today to book a session.

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