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Benefits of Massage


									Benefits of Massage
What Is Massage Therapy?
Massage therapy is the systematic and scientific manipulation of the soft
tissues in the human body. Massage therapy is performed to obtain and
maintain state of good health. Massage is one of the oldest professions
known to man. The first records of massage and healing touch date back to
3000 B.C. The ancient Eastern Cultures were the first to practice
massage. Chinese manuscripts, dating back to the first century A.D., are
the earliest known documented records of massage.
What Are The Benefits Of Massage and Bodywork?
This list of benefits is not definitive. There are so many benefits, that
it would be impossible to list them all here. Below is a list of
conditions that massage therapy and bodywork treatments will help by:
Alleviating low-back pain and improving range of motion.
Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles.
Improve systemic circulation.
Ease dependence of pain and other medication.
Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow-the body's natural defense
Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
Help athletes prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts (sports
Improve the condition of the skin, which is the body's largest organ.
Increase joint flexibility and movement.
Lessen depression and soothe anxiety.
Promote tissue regeneration, reducing new scar tissue and stretch marks.
Release endorphins that work as the body's natural pain killer.
Relieve migraine pain.
What The Experts Are Saying
Close to ninety percent of all disease is stress related according to
some experts. Stress can age a person both internally and externally
faster than anything else. In an ideal world, there would be no stress
and anxiety. We don't live in that world. What we do live in, is a fast
paced, hurried lifestyle that breeds stress and anxiety. Massage can help
manage the pressures, stress and anxiety of todays world. Clients have
reported a sense of well-being and clarity after receiving a massage.
This happens because massage helps promote an emotional balance between
the mind and body.
Massage, A Powerful Tool
It doesn't matter how you describe massage therapy and bodywork. Whether
it be therapeutic, pampering, rejuvenating, or even good for the soul.
The reasons we seek this form of holistic medicine (pain management,
stress relief, or a luxurious treat) is for the benefits massage
provides. Massage therapy can be a powerful tool in your health care
Your Benefits Are Increased With Frequent Visits
Receiving massage frequently is more beneficial than you may think. Some
people may argue that you don't need frequent massage and bodywork
treatments. This could not be farther from the truth. Frequent and
regular massage therapy can play a big part in how healthy you feel now,
and later in life. Invest in your health by budgeting time and money for
bodywork, keep your massage intervals consistent. Massage therapy should
be a continuing part of your health care plan. It may feel as though you
are pampering yourself, but remember massage is therapeutic. It just
happens to have a pleasant side effect, it feels good! Work with your
therapist to establish a plan that will best fit your needs.
Daniel J. Brownell, LMT
Full Throttle Massage, Inc.
Chattanooga, TN
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sporting event to provide massage? Visit our website for details on how
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