Therapeutic Massage Benefits - The Human Touch

 

 


What exactly are the benefits of receiving therapeutic  massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

 

  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion.
  • Alleviate the  Neck Pain  associated with Whiplash Injury
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system.
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Improve overuse injuries often experienced by many individuals such as musicians and computer users.
  • Increase joint flexibility.
  • Lessen depression and anxiety.
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks.
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller.
  • Relieve migraine pain.

 

 

 

A Powerful Ally in stress Management:
There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Therapeutic Massage can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety.
  • Enhanced sleep quality.
  • Greater energy.
  • Improved concentration.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced fatigue.


Profound Effects


In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with therapeutic massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain.
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones.

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community worldwide  is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage therapists to treat post surgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

 

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits


Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. This is the beauty of bodywork. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you’ll be and how youthful you’ll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your therapist to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals