The Massage Therapy, Its Benefits to Health & Body

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, learn about its possible health benefits and what to expect during a massage therapy session. Massage involves pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments.

Massage therapists typically use their hands and fingers for massage, but may also use their forearms, elbows and even feet. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure. Massage is beneficial for stress relief.

Stress relief is key to achieving a healthier lifestyle.

Even a single massage session can significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels, all of which help reduce daily stress.

High blood pressure has more misconceptions than nearly any other medical condition.

But one effective way to stave off high blood pressure naturally is massage therapy.

Strengthens the Immune System.

Studies indicate that regular massage can naturally increase the immune system’s cytotoxic capacity, the activity level of the body’s natural "killer cells".

Anxiety.

A review of more than 12 studies shows that massage helps relieve depression and anxiety. It lowered levels of cortisol by up to 50%. And massage increased levels of neurotransmitters that help reduce depression.

Cancer.

Used as a complement to traditional, Western medicine, massage can promote relaxation and reduce cancer symptoms or side effects of treatment. It may help reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, or depression, for example,  improve the function of your immune system.

Many types of massage offer benefits beyond simple relaxation.

Here are just a few of the health problems that may benefit from massage. Ask your doctor before using massage for any health condition.

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