The Benefits of Massage

Whether seeking massage for a medical condition, searching for a way to help deal with the stresses of daily life or wanting to maintain optimum health, Americans are turning to therapeutic massage in increasing numbers.

Massage doesn’t just feel good. Research has shown:
benefits

  • Massage increases activity level of the body’s natural “killer cells”, boosting the immune system
  • Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren’t
  • Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain and itching in burn patients
  • Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after receiving massage
  • Massages reduces blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion and increases endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers
  • Massage disperses the edema (swelling) following injury to ligaments and tendons, lessens pain and tissue damage and helps facilitate movement

Research Resources

How Can Massage Be Medically Beneficial?

People find that therapeutic massage can help with a wide range of medical conditions, including:
benefits

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain and neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Circulatory problems
  • Depression
  • Digestive disorders
  • Headache
  • Sports injuries
  • TMJ- temporomandibular joint dysfunction

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