Massage Therapy for Wellness
Growing research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, headaches, sore hips, low-back pain and more.
Growing research supports the health benefits of massage for wellness to help treat conditions such as stress, headaches, hip soreness, low-back pain and more. Regular massage therapy has been shown to reduce stress and the physical symptoms like insomnia and anxiety. For example, studies have shown that stress diminishes the immune system’s ability to fight off infections such as the common cold. Most people have had the experience of getting sick during a period of extreme stress. The good news is massage therapy can help maximize your health and wellness by reducing stress.
Nutrition and exercise are often recommended as the foundation of good health, but research shows that quality sleep should also be part of any holistic treatment. Those who sleep less than 8 hours per night are not getting enough sleep and it cannot be reversed by sleeping more on the weekend. Massage therapy has a calming effect on anxious patients. A good massage performed by a trained professional can help a person relax and soothe body aches and pains. According to the American Massage Therapy Association the following are the top 25 reasons to receive massage therapy for wellness:
|1. Relieve stress
9. Sleep better
|14. Improve balance in older adults|