Benefits of Massage

Therapeutic Effects of Massage

Many of the therapeutic effects of massage recognized by personal and clinical experience over the years have been supported by scientific research. In addition to the commonly known benefits of relaxation, improved circulation, and relief for muscle tension, new applications for therapeutic massage are surfacing in areas related to mental and emotional well-being, infant care, aging, and other special situations. Exciting new discoveries link touch in general, and therapeutic massage in particular, to improved immune system functioning.

Increase the Benefits with Frequent Visits

Getting a massage can do you a world of good. And getting massage frequently, at least once a month, can do even more. Taking part in this form of regularly scheduled self-care can play a huge part in how healthy you'll be and how youthful you'll remain with each passing year. Budgeting time and money for bodywork at consistent intervals is truly an investment in your health. And remember: just because massage feels like a pampering treat doesn't mean it is any less therapeutic. Consider massage appointments a necessary piece of your health and wellness plan, and work with your practitioner to establish a treatment schedule that best meets your needs.

Special Cases

Therapeutic massage can help in certain temporary or long-term situations which cause unique physical and mental challenges.

  • For mothers-to-be during pregnancy
  • For infants, especially premature and other developmentally challenged babies.
  • For the disabled, especially those in wheelchairs and others with challenging orthopedic conditions
  • For the elderly

Especially Beneficial For

  • Care-givers - For those who care for others, for example: mothers and fathers, teachers, recreation leaders, day care workers, nurses, and health care workers of all kinds.
  • Physical workers - For those who stress their bodies in their work or trade, for example: construction workers, domestic and custodial personnel, truck drivers, postal workers, plumbers, electricians, painters, professional athletes, dancers, and musicians.
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