Research supports the value of massage therapy. Massage therapy provides many benefits, including improved concentration, energy, circulation and self-esteem, as well as reduces stress, fatigue and pain. It also helps with more acute health conditions.
— Alzheimer’s patients exhibit reduced irritability, pacing, and restlessness after neck and shoulder massage.
— Deep-tissue massage is effective in treating arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and osteoarthritis.
— Fibromyalgia patients receiving massage have fewer sleep problems and less anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain, and stiffness.
— Massage during labor appears to help block pain, reduce stress and anxiety, and relax muscles. Some medical professionals say massage shortens labor.
— Massage can reduce sports-related soreness and improve circulation, and is beneficial in reducing symptoms associated with arthritis, asthma, burns, high blood pressure, and premenstrual syndrome.
— Oncology patients show less anxiety, depression, fatigue, nausea, and pain following massage therapy.
— Preterm babies receiving massage therapy gain more weight and have shorter hospital stays.
— Massage therapy is effective in reducing post-surgical pain and can even reduce the time required for post-operative hospital stays.
Many people are taking a close look at their budget. When considering what stays and what goes…remember the value of massage therapy to your health.