Some of the Benefits of Massage
~ Ease tension, stiffness, and pain
~ Releases muscles in spasm
~ Calms the nervous system which provides mind and body balance
~ Aids digestion
~ Improves range of motion
~ Releases toxins
Research info provided by the
American Massage Therapy Association
A growing body of research shows that massage can be an effective, non-pharmacological form of pain relief. Recent research concludes: Massage is more effective for chronic back pain than other complementary therapies.
~ Therapeutic massage promotes relaxation and alleviates the perception of pain and anxiety in cancer patients.
~ Massage stimulates the brain to produce endorphins.
~ Therapeutic massage reduces post-traumatic headaches better than cold pack treatments.
~ The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations has suggested massage as a non-pharmacological therapy that can be used successfully in pain management. “Massage has offered many of my patients much-needed relief from severe and chronic pain,” said Patrick Massey, M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Alexian Brothers Hospital Network. “Enough data exists to consider recommending massage as a form of pain relief for all pain patients.”
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