Improve Your Life With Massage Therapy
The history of massage dates back over 5000 years. Throughout history it has been one of the tools people use to relieve pain and prevent and cure illness. It was and still is used as a system of natural healing. Today massage therapy is a respected healing method of practice. While some consider massage to be a luxury, we really should be thinking of it as a necessity. Not only does it feel good and relieve stress, its therapeutic benefits are many.
Massage is a non-invasive, enjoyable way to help alleviate the symptoms of stress and many other health issues. It promotes relaxation and alleviates pain leading to better rest and comfort. It can ease the effects of anxiety, depression, and loneliness while encouraging feelings of worthiness and connection.
There are many conditions that can benefit from massage therapy including arthritis, migraines, and many chronic pain issues. Many arthritis patients find that they get relief from pain due to inflammation. Similarly, many migraine sufferers find earlier relief when following massage treatments. Patients who suffer from chronic pain often find relief after massage therapy.
Perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. One of the most common areas where we hold stress is in our upper bodies; the neck and shoulder areas. We spend many hours a day hunched over desks in front of computer screens, phones or a steering wheel, which are often very stressful. It takes a toll on our bodies and overall health.
Massage can, without a doubt, help manage both physical and mental stress and the pain they bring. It is invaluable to many people for its improvements to their quality of life.
Article written by Patty McGiffin, Massage Therapist