Massage has so many healthy benefits because it affects both the physical and emotional components of the body. Therapeutic massage benefits range from improving overall health through stress reduction, to assisting with injury recovery and eliminating targeted pain.
Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress-related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. Stress can greatly compromise the body's immune system so regular massage can help keep the body strong to defend against illnesss and disease.
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Therapeutic massage can successfully reduce or eliminate pain from many soft tissue conditions including headaches, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, tendonitis, TMJ disorder, whiplash, thoracic outlet syndrome, and carpal tunnel syndrome to name a few.
Some tension and muscular discomfort can be eased quickly, with an immediate relief from pain, but other discomfort may take longer to resolve. In addition to using a variety of massage techniques, it may take multiple sessions and possibly lifestyle changes to reduce muscular pain and holding patterns which have developed over years or decades. Everyone's body is different and your massage treatment should be periodically evaluated to monitor your progress.
The benefits of continued massage therapy will allow you to become more aware of how your body feels on a daily basis. This awareness will help you to identify and relieve imbalance in your body before it causes discomfort. In addition, minor lifestyle adjustments may allow you to reduce chronic pain and injury and increase your comfortable activity level.
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*Massage therapy is given for wellbeing of mind and body. This includes stress reduction, relief of pain caused by muscle tension and spasm, increased range of motion, and improved circulation and energy flow. Massage therapy is not a substitute for medical treatment or medications and it is recommended that you also work with your primary care provider for any condition that you may have. Please be aware that a massage therapist does not diagnose illness, disease or any physical or metal health disorder, perform spinal adjustments, or prescribe medication
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