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Massage therapy is more popular now than ever and for good reason. Those who have tried massage therapy have likely felt its many benefits, but some such benefits are more surprising than others. Massage therapy was historically only available to patrons of luxury spas, but it’s now a more accessible form of therapy that’s affordable for a much wider segment of the population. Here we outline how massage therapy can benefit you.

Massage Therapy

Professional Massage

Massage includes any therapeutic pressing, rubbing, and manipulation of skin, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. While a massage from your partner on a romantic night might be a very enjoyable experience, a massage therapist has a far greater knowledge of massage techniques that will offer significant health benefits and pain relief.

Health Benefits

Various studies have clinically demonstrated that massage therapy is an effective treatment to reduce stress, pain, and muscle tension. Most people are aware that massage therapy can do this. However, some studies suggest there are many other ailments that massage therapy might help to ease and reduce. These health issues include:

  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Anxiety
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sporting or exercise injuries
  • Ligament and tendon problems such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel, and RSI
  • Soft tissue strains and injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain
  • Dysfunction of or pain in legs, pelvis, and hips
  • Relieve neck pain and whiplash

An Alternative and A Complementary Practice

Massage therapy has been used by many as alternative to harsher medical procedures (such as pain relief medication) and as health practice that works as a complement to other procedures. Massage has been shown to be very useful in the recovery process from certain surgeries. Most sports injuries are aided significantly by massage therapy. Furthermore, massage therapy can be a very relaxing procedure for some and an integral tool to battle against daily stress.

If you suffer from the effects of stress, such as anxiety and headaches, or if you’re trying to recover from an injury, or if you want a better way to deal with chronic pain, massage therapy might be your best answer. To learn more, please contact us today!

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