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It's time for you to take care of yourself!
  Posted: 7/21/2018

What do you think when you hear the words Massage Therapy? Do you immediately think it’s a luxury? Do you feel guilty taking time for yourself because you’re too busy taking care of others? Do you have chronic pain and/or migraines? It’s time you think again and finally take your own health into consideration.

 

Massage Therapy is not only a necessity for healthy living, but it’s been proven to help with a number of preventable, chronic illnesses. According to the American Massage Therapy Association’s consumer survey, around 72% of individuals they surveyed claim their primary reason for receiving a massage in the last 12 months was medical related (43%) and/or stress related (29%). A growing body of research supports the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, fibromyalgia, low-back pain and more.

 

What is massage?

 

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. There are many different types of massage, including these common types:

 

Swedish Massage- This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.

 

Deep Tissue Massage- This massage technique uses slower, more-forceful strokes to target the deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue, commonly to help with muscle damage from injuries.

 

Sports Massage- This is similar to Swedish massage, but it's geared toward people involved in sport activities to help prevent or treat injuries.


Trigger Point Massage- This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.


Prenatal Massage- Studies show that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, as well as improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Swedish massage is the best form of treatment for prenatal massage because it aids in relieving muscle tension, as well as improving lymphatic and blood circulation in the body.


 

Find out how you can benefit from adding massage therapy to your health and wellness routine. Here are a few of the fantastic reasons to have regular massage therapy services.

 

1. Relieve stress

2. Relieve postoperative pain

3. Reduce anxiety

4. Manage low-back pain

5. Help fibromyalgia pain

6. Reduce muscle tension

7. Enhance exercise performance

8. Relieve tension headaches

9. Sleep better

10. Ease symptoms of depression

11. Improve cardiovascular health

12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

14. Improve balance in older adults

15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

16. Temper effects of dementia

17. Promote relaxation

18. Lower blood pressure

19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

20. Help chronic neck pain

21. Lower joint replacement pain

22. Increase range of motion

23. Decrease migraine frequency

24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea