The Power of Touch
Massage therapy is the manual manipulation of soft body tissues (muscle, connective tissue, tendon and ligaments) to enhance a person’s health and well-being. While there are many types of massage therapy methods (modalities), two fundamental categories are:
- Therapeutic/Wellness massage – also known as Swedish massage; practiced in settings like spas, wellness centers and resorts.
- Rehabilitative massage – also known as deep tissue, medical, therapeutic or clinical massage; practiced in many settings like clinics, hospitals and chiropractic offices.
Research continues to show the positive effects of regular massage. Massage therapy offers, but is certainly not limited to, the following benefits:
- relieving migraine pain
- relaxing and softening injured, tired and overused muscles
- helping athletes prepare for and recover from strenuous workouts
- increasing joint mobility
- lessening depression and anxiety
- reducing spasms
- enhancing immunity by stimulating lymph flow
- and much more.
Experts state that over 90% of disease is stress related. Massage helps manage stress by:
- increasing circulation
- decreasing anxiety
- enhancing sleep quality
- providing greater energy
- improving concentration and
- reducing fatigue
Getting regular massage therapy can enhance and help your self-care program in so many healthy ways. As with other regular health check-ups, budgeting time and money for massage at consistent intervals is an investment in your health now and for years to come.
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