Massage as a healing tool has been around for thousands of years in many cultures. For centuries, Eastern societies have been using massage to treat various medical conditions.
Over the last decade, Western medicine has begun utilizing massage at a growing rate. Massage is becoming an integral part of healthcare. Research continues to show there are numerous benefits to therapeutic touch from disease prevention, treatment of chronic disease and injuries, to alleviating the body’s response to the stresses of modern life.
Touch is a natural human reaction to pain and stress. Our instinct when we hurt ourselves, hit our head or have a sore neck is to rub it. Massage creates chemical changes in the body that reduce pain and stress. Therapeutic Massage is a non-invasive, drug free, humanistic approach to aid the body’s natural ability to heal itself.
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Benefits of Massage Therapy
No matter what your age or fitness level, you can benefit from massage. Massage not only feels good, it’s good for you. Here are some of the benefits to receiving massage regularly: