Bodywork that's more than skin deep

Massage therapy is just one part of a healing regimen. Yoga or daily stretching and breathing exercises are key elements in preventing injury, reducing stress and maintaining overall health. They extend the benefits of massage treatments! A balanced diet, exercise, plenty of water and laughter are also important aspects in a healthy lifestyle.

Monday, January 12, 2009

What Are the Benefits of Massage?

Many people think of it as a luxury, but massage is much more than simple relaxation. The therapeutic benefits of massage continue to be studied, but research has shown it to be effective in:

*Decreasing pain
*Reducing anxiety and stress
*Improving range of motion
*Decreasing carpal tunnel symptoms
*Reducing muscle soreness
*Boosting the immune system
*Lessening depression
*Relieving back pain
*Promoting tissue regeneration
*Easing withdrawal symptoms
*Treating cancer-related fatigue
*Easing labor pain and stress
*Relieving migraine pain
*And more

from the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

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