|Demand for Massage Therapy is dramatically increasing as its benefits
become more well known to the public via medical doctors, healthcare
professionals, and the media.
A national survey conducted by the State University of New York at
Syracuse found that 54% of primary care physicians and family practitioners
said they encourage their patients to pursue massage therapy as a
complement to medical treatment. Therapeutic massage can help a wide range
of medical conditions, including:
- Headaches (from muscle tension)
- Anxiety and Stress
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Chronic pain
- Pulled and Strained muscles
- Reduced range of motion
It doesn't just feel good, research shows that
the heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow,
relaxes muscles, and improves range of motion. Therapeutic Massage involves the
manipulation of the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain,
discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress in order to promote health and wellness.
Different techniques can be used to meet your individual needs for certain conditions
or injuries, specific muscle groups for sports, or to simply soothe and relax the body
using oils and gentle strokes.
Most clients suffer from stress, muscle
tension and pain, injury or chronic ache and pain. Some clients just enjoy
the feeling of well-being. Massage Therapy can give you a feeling of
well-being as your body is being gently manipulated in areas of stress and
pain while the function of your joints and muscles improve. Massage
therapy can also compensate, in part, for lack of exercise, inability to
stay active, due to illness or injury. Therapeutic Massage has a
tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system and has been shown to
be an effective way to combat physical and mental stress.