Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas and upscale health clubs. Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, hospitals and even airports. If you've never tried massage, read further to learn about its health benefits, what to expect and so much more!
Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage:
Bob Hope was my client for 7 years. He got a massage every day for 63 years. Bob Hope said that a good massage is one of the greatest pleasures in life with many therapeutic benefits. ~Judy Kemecsei
In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:
Are there Risks to Receiving Massage?
Most people can benefit from massage. In our office we have seen hundreds of clients who all have a sense of complete well-being before, during and after their sessions. There are however some clients with medical issues in which, massage may not be appropriate. Here are some examples:
Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits
Going for a massage can do you and your body a world of good. And getting massage frequently can do even more. Taking the initiative to invest in yourself by scheduling regular self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Setting aside a budget of both time and money for therapy will keep your body functioning like a well oiled machine and is truly an investment in your health. Consider this: massage appointments are a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan. The time after your session you and your practitioner can start to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs and budget. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic.
Review the clinical research studies examining the benefits of massage. Review this video on the benefits of receiving massage therapy.
Review massage information from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, a division of the National Institutes of Health.
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals
Judy Kemecsei, Cleansing Coach
U.S. National Library Of Medicine
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
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