Benefits

Massage is one of the oldest forms of physical therapy. Ancient civilizations started using massage medically over 5000 years ago, because they found it to be beneficial for treating specific injuries, illnesses and easing pain. Massage therapy was also known to promote relaxation and a sense of well-being. However, current research is beginning to validate what most clients already know about massage: it can help ease or prevent many common ailments that are often treated with prescription drugs and/or hospitalization. Massage therapy is based on the ability of the body to naturally heal itself.

Massage therapy has been shown to:

  • Decrease stress and blood pressure
  • Improve circulation of the blood and lymph systems, thus enhancing your immunity
  • Release muscle tightness and tension
  • Help relieve headaches and migraines
  • Ease arthritis pain
  • Relieve aches and pains due to injury or overuse
  • Improve flexibility, joint range of motion, and posture
  • Minimizes the formation of scar tissue due to surgery
  • Release endorphins, which enhance immune response and lead to feelings of happiness
  • Reduce anxiety and depression, especially that associated with:
    • Post-traumatic stress disorder,
    • Chronic fatigue syndrome, and
    • Eating disorders, like anorexia and bulimia
  • Work well in conjunction with other types of health care, such as physical therapy, chiropractic, and acupuncture, providing better results

  • Your therapist can help facilitate your goals for wellness, whether you want to relax and unwind from the stress of the day, or you desire a more natural, therapeutic approach for attaining optimal health.

Contraindications:

Most of the time, massage therapy is highly beneficial. However, there are certain medical conditions you may be experiencing, when receiving a massage would cause adverse effects. Conditions such as:

  • Recent surgery
  • Bleeding disorders or while taking blood-thinning medication
  • Burns, open or healing wounds
  • Cardiac problems
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Fractures
  • Severe osteoporosis or thrombocytopenia

If you are experiencing any other concerning medical problems, you should consult your physician regarding any restrictions and obtain a referral.


 

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