BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent
being stress-related tension, which, experts believe, accounts for
80%-90% of disease. Massage has been proven beneficial in treating
cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes,
low back pain, immunity suppression, spinal cord injury, autism,
post-operative surgery, age-related disorders, infertility, eating
disorders, smoking cessation, and depression, to name just a few.
Massage has many physiological effects, such as:
circulation to all areas of the body. This means that more oxygen goes
to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently.
Removal of toxins and waste products that build up in the tissues.
Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries.
of the connective tissue that permeates the body, resulting in more
relaxed muscles and more efficient organ function.
Breaking of the pain-tension cycle, which helps prevent muscle strains and aches.
Increased flexibility and joint mobility.
muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support
for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic and osteopathic