The Benefits of Massage Therapy
Medical massage is:
"A system of manually applied techniques designed to reduce pain, establish normal tissue tension, create a positive tissue environment and normalize the movement of the musculoskeletal system. Medical massage is a scientifically based method of manual therapy that seeks a clear understanding of the scientific principles of physiology that affect connective and soft tissue healing and treatment." American Medical Massage Association (AMMA).
The value of massage is well documented. It activates your body’s parasympathetic nervous system, your heart rate slows and blood pressure is lowered. Muscles contracted by stress, overuse or misuse are relaxed, compressed nerves are thereby released and the pain relieved. The release of endorphins reduces feelings of discomfort, while improved circulation of blood and lymph stimulates the immune system. Massage therapy is for every body. It provides relief to people of all walks of life from athletes to sedentary executives, housewives to gardeners, young and old.
The Benefits of
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