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Benefits of Massage Therapy
The specific benefit of massage therapy depends on the type of massage and the condition that is being treated. However, benefits of this therapy can include:
Releasing sore and tight muscles that can cause a lack of blood supply to soft tissues and hypersensitivity to touch; known as Ischemia
Relieving nerve entrapment and compression
Deactivating Myofascial trigger points
Decreasing pain and inflammation
Improving circulation and alleviating stress
Improving flexibility and range of motions
Calming the nervous system
Improving coordination and posture
Helping prevent future chronic pain conditions
Massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. It is often offered as a treatment along with standard treatment. It may be used for a wide range of medical conditions.
Massage is a great way to relax, feel good and experience a treatment of indulgence. Massage therapy can be an effective treatment that can be used to treat the following conditions:
Muscle tension, back pain, neck pain, shoulders, elbows and knees are some of the issues that people very commonly face.
Stress / mental / emotional health
Massage can help alleviate stress in your life by lowering the stress hormone, cortisol. When it comes to depression, massage therapy can help increase serotonin and dopamine release which is essential for mental and emotional health.