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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic massage

 

Therapeutic massage is an age-old remedy and health practice. It is found in all major civilizations past and present. From the ancient Greek gymnasia and Roman baths to modern day spas and health clubs, massage has been recognized for its health enhancing effects. The healing systems of many cultures, including our own, use hands-on therapy to soothe aches and pains and facilitate the body’s own healing powers.

 

From infancy to old age, massage has been found to enhance general health and well-being. Therapeutic massage has many applications and variations. Because it is used for health promotion as well as for its curative aspect, it can truthfully be said “if you have a body, you can benefit from therapeutic massage.”

 

Many Benefits and Uses

 

Enhance General Health.
Therapeutic massage can be an important component of your health maintenance or wellness plan. It helps keep the body and mind functioning optimally.

o Promotes well-nourished and healthy skin

o Improves circulation of blood and lymph

o Relaxes muscles and improves joint mobility

o Encourages general relaxation

o Improves immune system functioning

o Improves energy flow

 

Alleviates Problem Conditions.
Therapeutic massage can help relieve certain common physical problems, and help bring the body back to optimal functioning.

o General muscular tension and aches

o Tension headaches

o Muscular back pain

o Poor circulation

o Stress and anxiety

 

Supports Your Fitness or Sports Program.
Therapeutic massage can be an important adjunct to a fitness or sports program, helping you achieve your performance goals with minimum injury and pain.

o Relieves tired and sore muscles

o Helps improve flexibility

o Relaxes tight muscles

o Speeds recovery from strenuous physical exertion

o Reduces the anxiety of athletic competition

 

Combats the Negative Effects of Aging.
Therapeutic massage is effective in combating the negative effects of aging noticed in the middle to late years of life. It helps keep your body tissue and basic functions in a more youthful state.

o Enhances tissue elasticity and flexibility

o Improves blood and lymph circulations

o Promotes healthy vibrant skin

o  Improves immune system functioning

o Relieves muscle aches and stiffness

 

Relieves the effect of stress.
Therapeutic massage helps balance the effect of stress in our life, and avoid stress related disease and dysfunction.

o Triggers the Relaxation Response

o Relaxes tense muscles

o Reduces anxiety level

o Normalizes blocked energy flow

o Improves immune system functioning

o Restores a calm mind and feeling of well-being

 

Special Cases.
Therapeutic massage can help in certain temporary or long-term situation which causes unique physical and mental challenges.

o For mothers-to-be during pregnancy

o For infants, especially premature and other developmentally challenged babies

o For the disabled, especially those in wheel-chairs and others with challenging orthopedic conditions

o For the elderly

 

Complements Other Health Care.
Therapeutic massage is frequently used to enhance the beneficial effects of other types of health care.

o Physical and Occupational Therapy

o Chiropractic

o Psychotherapy

 

 

 

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