There are 4 Categories of Massage Therapy Benefits Known to Promote Wellness
The number of people taking advantage of The Benefits of Massage Therapy treatments doubled from the later years of the 1900‘s through the early years of the 21st Century (beginning on January 1, 2001)! This data was revealed in a study conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association and the good news is that this healthy trend continues to the present day.
Here are The Benefits of Massage Therapy Broken-down into Four Primary Categories:
Neuromuscular massage therapy is especially effective for treating chronic cases of lower back pain, but any type of deep tissue massage can provide similar benefits for anyone dealing with body aches and pains. If you have sore or pulled muscles due to over-exertion of any kind, getting a massage could very well be the fix your body needs. Massage increases circulation, and blood circulation delivers oxygen to help sore muscles heal. In addition, it also flushes-out lactic acid that can make muscles sore.
Did you know that one of the benefits of massage therapy is that it can improve your heart’s health? Massage lowers your heart rate, reduces blood pressure, and improves blood circulation (thereby increasing lymph fluid flow). These are all extremely beneficial to the overall health of your heart. The increase in lymph fluid flow also strengthens the body’s immune system, providing further protection against conditions that may have negative effects on heart health and general wellness.
Mental and Emotional Health:
Scientific studies show that not only is massage therapy beneficial for the physical self, but it is also a great way to improve mental and emotional health, and to combat conditions like anxiety and depression. As previously mentioned, massage increases the body’s ‘feel-good’ chemicals, including endorphins. It also flushes-out toxins that can literally make people feel sick with worry. Massage therapy is a great way to improve the healing of the mind-body connection, which can be your best defense against life’s stressors.
Muscle and Joint Health:
In addition to relieving soreness and tension in the muscles, massage therapy also improves their overall condition, especially when administered over an extended period-of-time. Massage therapists typically recommend at least four sessions in six weeks, as a good start. Another benefit of massage therapy is that it can help loosen-up tight tendons, leading to increased flexibility and range of motion. Flexible tendons help make everyone’s life easier and for athletes and the elderly, healthy tendons can restore ease of movement.
Massage therapy can be of great benefit to a wide array of people, and for a variety of reasons. Neuromuscular massage therapy is especially effective for treating chronic cases of lower back pain, but any type of deep tissue massage can provide similar benefits for the physical self, but it is also a great way to improve mental and emotional health. Enjoying a massage does wonders to combat conditions such as anxiety, burn-out and depression and those a only a few of the benefits of massage therapy a person can experience.
If you are interested in finding out what the benefits of massage therapy can do for you, then it’s time you find a massage therapist that you can trust. Lorrie J. Peterson, in Stockton, CA, is the therapist you’re seeking. She is a massage therapist that specializes in pain management and… she’s also a Reiki (Pronounced =: Ray-key and it’s a Japanese form of energy healing) Practitioner. That means that her massage clients also receive the healing benefits of Reiki during their massage sessions. That’s a
two-for-one bargain at no additional cost.
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