WHAT ARE MASSAGE BENEFITS?
There are many proven benefits of massage in addition to the obvious relaxing qualities. After a massage, patients often report feeling tranquil and clear minded. Regular massages can do much more and be helpful partner in your mind and body healthcare. Consider massage appointments as a vital role to your health and wellness plan, and discuss with your therapist a treatment schedule to best meet your needs. Remember that just because a massage feels pampering doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic.
Massage therapy has been shown to significantly reduce physical and psychological stress levels.
Relieving Postoperative Pain
Postoperative pain can complicate and delay a patient’s recovery, lengthen hospital stays and costs, and interfere with a patient’s return to daily living activities of daily. A massage can reduce pain and speed up recovery so that you are able to return to those daily activities faster.
With massage your sense of calm increases since your muscles feel relaxed, which will reduce anxiety and the burdens that it brings.
Decrease Low Back Pain
Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work. A massage can reduce back pain and allow you to continue your everyday duties.
Helping Fibromyalgia Pain
Fibromyalgia syndrome is a group symptom that include chronic pain in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue. Whether it’s from working out too much or just everyday work, research shows a massage can reduce fibromyalgia pain up to 75 percent.
Reducing Muscle Tension
Individuals who exercise and are involved in athletic programs and enhanced performance, improved conditioning, faster recovery, injury prevention, and assistance in maintaining peek fitness can all benefit from massage therapy.
Enhancing Exercise Performance
Massage allows you to release all built-up tension from exercise. This allows you to hit your peak of fitness and continue repeatedly.
Relieving Tension Headaches
Headaches are stress and mental or emotional conflict that triggers the pain and contracts muscles in the neck, face, scalp, and jaw. Massage helps relieve these contracting/tense muscles.
It’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans experience sleep issues that affect their health. A massage puts your body at ease, which allows for longer and better quality sleep.
Easing Symptoms of Depression
Trait anxiety and depression can be reduced with a massage. Massage can also help with mood enhancement and alleviate symptoms of depression.
Reducing Pain of Osteoarthritis
Research shows that people suffering from osteoarthritis experienced significant pain reduction after receiving a massage.
Improving Balance in Older Adults
When incorporating massage into a regular healthcare schedule, many older adults find a better quality of life and additional relief from a multitude of health issues. For many, age comes with a number of pain and health issues. Massage can offer relief from many of these issues and improve daily life.
Tempering Effects of Dementia
Regular massage treatment has been shown to promote relaxation and stability while helping temper the effects of dementia, high blood pressure, and osteoarthritis. Many clients report it changes their quality of life and helps with a number of health issues.
Lowering Blood Pressure
Research shows that oxygen consumption, blood pressure, and salivary cortisol levels were all lower after a 10- to 15-minute chair massage in controlled studies. This indicates that massage may help in the lowering of blood pressure.
Decreasing Symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Massage can help you avoid everyday muscle pain and stress. Massage not only sooths the muscle but also helps with faster recovery.
Increasing Range of Motion
Massage can be used to improve athletic performance, speed recovery, and help individuals who participate in any athletic and/or exercise program help improve conditioning and maintain peak performance. Massage contributes to increased flexibility and allows torn muscles to rebuild faster.
Decreasing Migraine Frequency
Massage can aid in physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and it may help prevent disease by improving immune function and reducing stress. Massage may decrease frequency and severity of migraines or help eliminate them altogether.
Improving Quality of Life in Hospice Care
For those under hospice care, massage therapy can provide comfort and relaxation.