As the holidays approach so too does the opportunity for increased anxiety and stress-related illness. Staying healthy is key to maintaining your ability to take whatever life has to throw at you. Why not lower stress levels by boosting your immunity system thereby reducing the risk of colds, flu, and other viral infections. After all the last thing you want is to get sick and miss work or school.
Most people are aware that massage is effective at relieving stress and promoting relaxation, but that only scratches the surface. We now have scientific proof that massage not only feels good, but is good for you. The benefits of massage range from treating chronic diseases and injuries to alleviating the growing tensions of our modern lifestyles. For those who suffer from low-back pain, a study by the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle has shown that massage is more effective than medication at reducing pain.
The physical trauma and emotional depression resulting from an auto accident can take over your life without the proper care. Massage therapy is a powerful and effective approach to treat pain because it decreases pain levels as it stimulates the body’s healing response.
Massage is a type of manual therapy that can help relieve the pain associated with tendonitis and improve overall function by manipulating the affected area to reduce excessive tension in the connective tissue and muscles, and promote healing.