What is Massage Therapy?

The healing art of massage existed way back during the age of ancient civilizations such as the feared Persians and the mystical Hindus. 3,000 years ago, massage was administered to people who suffered from different illnesses. Even Hippocrates, the Greek “Father of Western Medicine,” spoke of the significant effects of using force and friction and prescribes the therapy to those who had circulatory and joint complications.

Modern medicine considers massage to induce significant benefits for a number of chronic conditions. In light of this, the aforementioned treatment is wholly accepted and an integral part of rehabilitation programs. There are over 250 techniques and variations when it comes to massaging. Movements such as kneading, stroking, tapping, and many more are utilized when targeting a specific area of the human body. So, if you want to relax after a hard day’s work, get a massage therapy to relieve your body of those sore muscles and aching joints.

Benefits of Massage Therapy

If you want to know more about the benefits of having a massage therapy, below are some of the advantages:

  • Relieves the body of lower-back pain and improves the range of motion
  • It assists expectant mothers by making their labor shorter and easier.
  • Ease medication independence.
  • Reinforces the body’s immune system by stimulating lymph flow.
  • Strengthens and exercises those weak, tight, or atrophied muscles.
  • Prepares athletes for any strenuous workouts or recovers them from sport injuries.
  • Lessens the feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Improves joint flexibility
  • Improves circulation by pumping oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
  • Promotes tissue regeneration
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions, swellings, spasms, and cramping.
  • Release the body’s natural painkillers—endorphins
  • Relieves migraine pain
  • Relaxes and softens injured muscles.


Massage Therapy

January 1, 2016


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