Legit Reasons to Get a Therapeutic Massage

Just saying the words ‘therapeutic massage’ may conjure up images of the ultimate relaxation. Candles, calming music and aromatherapy scents wafting through the air while your worries slowly melt away and vanish. But a therapeutic massage is so, so much more than just feeling amazing. It’s a powerful tool that can help you take charge of your health and well-being.

In fact, massage dates back over 5,000 years– even then it was being used to promote healing and relieve pain. The benefits of therapeutic massage therapy range from physical, such as boosting the immune system or pain relief, to improving mental health and mood.

The Many Incredible Benefits of a Therapeutic Massage

A therapeutic massage is a non-invasive, drug-free approach to wellness based on the body’s natural ability to heal itself. The many benefits of massage demonstrate its effective treatment for reducing pain, stress and muscle tension. Therapeutic massage may also be helpful for:

  • Pain relief from migraines
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased joint flexibility
  • Release of endorphins, a natural pain reliever
  • Improved range of motion
  • Reduced muscle spasms and cramping
  • Stimulation of the lymph system, the body’s natural defense against toxic invaders, to improve immune system functioning
  • Increased level of serotonin in the brain which helps prevent or lessen depression
  • Relieves anxiety and reduces stress level
  • Helps with insomnia and can improve the quality of sleep
  • Reduces blood pressure
  • May reduce scar tissue or stretch marks
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Improves balance in older adults
  • Helps chronic neck pain
  • Improves cardiovascular health
  • Manages low-back pain
  • Promotes better posture
  • Enhances freedom of movement
  • Reduce post-surgery and post-injury swelling

What Conditions Benefit from a Therapeutic Massage?

Here are just a few of the common conditions that can benefit from a therapeutic massage:

  • Stress
  • Arthritis
  • Minor injuries
  • Anxiety
  • High blood pressure
  • Low immunity
  • Muscular pain
  • Back and neck pain
  • Muscle spasms
  • Tension headaches
  • Digestive disorders
  • Sports injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Fibromyalgia

Therapeutic massage therapy can relieve all sorts of ailments and is one of the best, natural ways to reduce pain, increase mobility, lower stress and improve your overall health.

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