Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage is beneficial because human physical contact is both physically and emotionally healing.
Depending on the massage technique being used, the therapist’s touch can soothe or energize your muscles and soft tissues in order to achieve the desired effect.
Along with the healing power of touch itself, massage can help stimulate circulation, encourage the lymphatic system to clear waste products, heal injured muscle, reduce pain, release tension, impart calm, and rev up immune system activity. In addition, massage has been shown to stimulate the release of endorphins and lower stress hormone levels.
The benefits of massage may include increased energy, reduced injury recovery time, pain reduction, relaxation, improved mood, amplified well-being, and healing support.
Massage has been shown to lighten depression in those who suffer from chronic fatigue syndrome; it is also eases a variety of musculoskeletal problems, including osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, sprains and strains, and lower back pain. Massage can even lower blood pressure, reduce constipation, and decrease swelling after surgeries.
It is important to note that benefits of massage therapy are greatly enhanced when you receive the therapy on a regular basis so that you can attain cumulative effects. The recommended frequency of visits varies case by case, however in general, 1-2 session(s) per week are recommended if you are having some health conditions. Monthly sessions may be sufficient for wellness or maintenance care. Please follow your treatment plan discussed with your massage therapist in order to obtain best possible outcomes.