The Top 5 Benefits of Massage Therapy

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    the top benefits of massage therapy

    If you’re someone who has an interest in alternative/natural health treatments as opposed to traditional medical treatments, Massage Therapy might be something of interest to you. Massage is beneficial for mental and physical health, where the hands are used to heal the body. Without further introduction, here are the top 5 benefits of Massage Therapy

    1) Provides Relief from Postural Stress

    If you’re working a typical 9 to 5 desk job, sitting hunched over looking at a computer screencan becausing significant stress to your neck, shoulder, and back muscles. Going for amassagea few times a month helps allows these muscles to relax, which removes the “tense” shoulder and neck feeling that I’m sure we’ve all experience from sitting for prolonged periods of time.

    2) Reduces Muscle Pain

    Sores muscles from a workout can be eased with a massage, as it increases circulation, which helps reduce pain.

    3) Massage Therapy Lowers Stress and Anxiety

    In a study conducted by Umea University found that after participants in the study received amassage, the level of the stress-hormone cortisol dropped in their saliva. Another study reported that massage can improve an individual’s emotional well-being, and uplift their mood. In other words, if you've been feeling anxious lately, it might be a good idea to visit a masseuse.

    4) Boosts Your Immune System

    The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine published a study in 2010, which provided evidence toconcludethat massage therapyhas a positive impact on the immune system, as it promotesthe creation ofwhite blood cells, which help fight off diseases.

    5) Helps You Get A Good Night’s Sleep

    Many studies have suggested that getting a massage regularly helps reduce sleep disturbances, which allows youto bemore well-rested. If you’re having difficulty staying or falling asleep, this alternative treatmentmightsomething you'd want to more look into.Interested in learning more about Massage? Check out the Massage Therapy Diploma Program offered at ABM College!

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