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5 Surprising Benefits of Massage Therapy
April 7, 2015

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It’s no secret that people turn to massage therapy to relax and ease muscle tension. But there are a lot more benefits to massage therapy than a relaxed back and some much needed downtime. Here are 5 ways that massage therapy can improve your life that you might not have thought of:

  1. Posture: In our technological age where many people sit at a desk all day long in addition to looking down at cell phones and tablets, our posture, in general, is getting poorer. Massage therapy can counteract all the sitting that you do on a daily basis by easing the tension in your shoulders and neck that are caused by postural stress.
  2. Reduces anxiety and depression: Humans are naturally social creatures, and we benefit from human touch within the context of a safe and gentle environment. A 2005 study concluded that women with breast cancer who received a massage three times a week “less depressed and less angry and having more vigor” than the control group who did not receive massages.
  3. Improved immune system: A 2010 preliminary study concluded that there seems to be a correlation between a healthy immune system and massage therapy. The study specifically cited Swedish massage as having the ability to “produces measurable biologic effects” on patients. Just one 45 minute session of Swedish massage therapy is enough to increase immune function throughout the body.
  4. Headache help: Good news if you suffer from chronic headaches. Instead of reaching for your prescription, book a massage appointment. Research has proven that getting a massage can immediately relieve pain in people who suffer from chronic headaches.
  5. Sleep better: Getting a massage won’t just relax you during your appointment. Research concludesthat it will also help you fall asleep easier and stay asleep longer. This is especially welcome news for people who suffer from insomnia. Introducing massage therapy into your lifestyle can help people who are sleep-deprived due to insomnia or other sleep disorders finally get the rest they need, long after their massage appointment has ended.

Ready to start reaping the benefits of massage therapy? Contact us today to set up an appointment and start on the road to a more restful, relaxed, and pain-free lifestyle.

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