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Massage is one of the world's oldest healing arts with Chinese records dating back 3,000 years documenting its use. The ancient Egyptians, Persians and Hindus applied forms of massage for many ailments and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems.
Today, the benefits of massage are numerous and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, Massage Therapy has proven to be beneficial for many chronic conditions including lower back pain, arthritis, headaches, bursitis, high blood pressure, suppressed immunity and even diabetes, depression, infertility, smoking cessation and more. Millions of people will also attest that massage helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday life that can lead to disease and illness.
The Benefits of Massage
Just some of the numerous benefits of massage include:
Pain relief by stimulating the release of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers
Reducing stress and anxiety
Improving joint flexibility and range of motion
Stretching tight muscles
Reducing inflammation and muscle spasms
Enhancing immunity by stimulating lymphatic flow
Accelerating the healing process by improving circulation
Reducing scar tissue
Improving athletic performance
Strengthening weak or atrophied muscles
The Power of Massage
There is no denying the power of massage. Whether you consider it a luxurious treat or just a form of stress relief, Massage Therapy can be a powerful part of your proactive healthcare regimen. Experts estimate that upwards of 90% of all disease is stress-related and perhaps nothing ages us faster, both internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and stress altogether in our fast-paced world may be unrealistic, massage can without a doubt help you manage your stress.
This translates to:
Improved quality of sleep
Massage can be a valuable part of your wellness care to improve and maintain your health and also a great form of stress relief and relaxation.
For more information on how Massage Therapy can do you a world of good, please call our office!