Why Massage

Massage has been a practice that dates back thousands of years with origins in China, Egypt, and India. Each culture believed in the vast medical benefits that massage could provide including the ability to heal injuries, relieve pain, and the ability to prevent and cure illnesses. 

Although therapeutic massage has been in practice for thousands of years, it has only been within the last fifty years that massage has been considered therapy in the West and has become increasingly accepted as a form of alternative medicine. Massage and alternate healing is now commonly integrated into people's daily lives as part of a healthy lifestyle regime and is even becoming more and more accepted by insurance carriers and medical practitioners. 

We are becoming an increasingly aware society that is more mindful of the things that we put into our bodies and the paths that we take to recovery on a physical, mental and emotional level. Massage has been proven to provide an Ayurvedic and holistic path to wellness and according to the American Massage Therapy Associate (AMTA) can provide the following: 

  • Relieve stress
  • Relieve postoperative pain
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Manage low-back pain
  • Help fibromyalgia pain
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Enhance exercise performance
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Sleep better
  • Ease symptoms of depression
  • Improve cardiovascular health
  • Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
  • Decrease stress in cancer patients
  • Improve balance in older adults
  • Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
  • Temper effects of dementia
  • Promote relaxation
  • Lower blood pressure
  • Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Help chronic neck pain
  • Lower joint replacement pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Decrease migraine frequency
  • Improve quality of life in hospice care
  • Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea (AMTA, 2017)

 

(AMTA, March 16, 2018). 25 Reasons to Get a Massage. American Massage Therapy Association. Retrieved from https://www.amtamassage.org/articles/1/News/detail/3124/25-reasons-to-get-a-massage