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6 Reasons To Try Massage Therapy
Author : Carolyn Eagle, Senior Editor, Health Media Today Category : Health and Wellness
It is an ancient practice that has survived the test of time.
There are writings as early as 3000BC China about therapeutic massage and other mentions have been found in ancient Rome, Greece, India, Japan, Egypt and Mesopotamia
It’s great for more than just relaxation
Massage can improve range of motion, increase joint flexibility, and reduce spasms and cramping. Athletes commonly use therapeutic massage to prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts. It can relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles as well as exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
There are visible outer benefits too
Your skin benefits through massage’s ability to promote tissue regeneration, which reduces scar tissue and stretch marks. It can also reduce post-surgery adhesions and swelling.
It can be a great treatment for migraine, depression, and anxiety
Massage can ease a patient’s dependence on medication, releasing endorphins – amino acids that work as the body’s natural pain killer. For that same reason, it can be very effective at relieving migraine pain, as well as lessening the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
Women can benefit greatly from massage
For women and children specifically, massage therapy can assist with shorter, easier labour, and can help treat premenstrual syndrome by lowering water retention and cramping.
Massage therapy is not just for adults
Preterm infants who undergo massage therapy have improved weight gain, babies can be less fussy and colicky, and asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flows.
For more information on massage therapy, please visit. http://www.rmtao.com/Massage_Therapy/the_benefits_of_mt/massage_therapy_faqs.htm