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Why you should make a Massage Therapy appointment!
As I have mentioned several times in recent posts, I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I have written a few posts in the past about different types of massage and how it all works. Since it is another month with a theme related to wellness and self-care, I wanted to re-share some of that info here.
First off, what is Massage Therapy?
Massage is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine, dating back to written findings from 2000 B.C.! It was mostly practiced in the “Eastern Cultures” and made it’s way to Europe around 300 B.C. Massage Therapy and research was not practiced much in the United States until 1856. From then till now, it has come a very long way. We now have so many more modalities (methods) to practice, and there is constant research. This has lead to it being more and more accepted by the healthcare community.
Some still believe massage is only a “feel good” kind of thing. Wrong! Massage can make you feel good, but is also extremely useful in aiding the body to heal itself it many ways! Many are unaware that Massage directly effects the circulatory and lymphatic systems, as well as every other body system. Between the techniques, pressure, and direction of pushing or stretching tissues, Massage can work wonders. Everybody is different, and every body is different! This is why we can not guarantee you will experience any specific benefit. Also, certain benefits might be experienced in certain populations (elderly, children, prenatal, etc) more so than others. Either way it is a wonderful method of preventative, self-care. Most patients I see who have it practiced as part of a regular wellness routine come in at least once a month.
Benefits that will make you want to book a massage therapy appointment soon!
Since massage causes faster, better circulation through your body systems, releasing of endorphins causing relaxation of both mind and soft tissues, and can relax nerves and deeper connective tissues. Between these and a few other positive anatomical changes caused by proper massage therapy techniques being applied, someone with any of the following conditions or other physical/mental conditions or disorders might find relief.
Here are the most popular reasons my clients book regular massage appointments:
I hope this has been helpful info for those who have always wondered about massage. How can massage therapy help you? In possibly many ways! At least try it for the amazing stress relief! I hope you do, and love it as much as me!
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Thank you for reading!