NEWSLETTER April 2018 BENEFITS OF MASSAGE THERAPY
Massage is one of the earliest healing practices and is found in writings as early as 2,000 B.C. Since then, the art of massage has been shared world-wide, evolved through cultures, and proven through science to be wildly effective in promoting andmaintaining physical, emotional, and mental health. Whether your intention for massage is just to “feel better” or it’s part of amulti- modality recovery plan from an injury; whether this is your 100th massage or your first- benefits abound! Beyondthegeneralbenefitsofsoothingachingmuscles, relieving stress and anxiety, lowering blood pressure, increasing range of motion, enhancing exercise performance, and helping you sleep better, did you know Massage Therapy can ease the symptoms of specific diagnoses too? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, depression, fibromyalgia pain, and the effects of dementia are all improved through Massage. Massage is also a wonderful addition to post-operative recovery plans and is very successful in reducing pain intensity/severity, fatigue and anxiety in cancer populations.
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