The Benefits of Massage Therapy

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  • Sep 06, 2013
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There are tremendous benefits to be achieved through regular massage therapy treatments from a Registered Massage Therapist. Whether your need is to have a moment of relaxation, reduce muscle tension or attain relief from chronic pain, a therapeutic massage can enhance your overall sense of emotional and physical well-being as well as your quality of life.

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the strength of massage therapy in preventing illness and conditions before they develop cannot be overlooked. Massage therapy can be used in the treatment of both acute and chronic stages of conditions.

The following is a list of conditions for which massage therapy, when provided by a Registered Massage Therapist, can prove beneficial:

  • Anxiety and depression Asthma and Emphysema
  • Back, leg, and neck pain Cancer
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (repetitive strain) Chronic Fatigue syndrome
  • Dislocations Fibromyalgia
  • Fractures and edema Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches Inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and bursitis
  • Insomnia Kyphosis and Scoliosis
  • Multiple sclerosis Parkinson’s disease
  • Muscle tension and spasm Palliative care
  • Post-surgical rehabilitation Pregnancy and labour support
  • Sports injuries Strains and sprains
  • Stress and stress related conditions Stroke
  • Tendinitis Whiplash
  • Massage Therapy as Part of your Health Maintenance Plan

Therapeutic massage is an important part of your health maintenance plan, by:

  • Reducing or eliminating pain
  • Improving joint mobility
  • Improving circulation
  • Improving immune system functioning
  • Increasing lymphatic drainage
  • Reducing depression and anxiety
  • Reducing tension within muscles
  • Increasing body awareness

Massage therapy benefits people of all ages. While it benefits the injured, the ill and the stressed, the real strength of massage therapy lies in prevention.

- From http://www.rmtao.com/massage_therapy/the_benefits_of_mt Sept. 10/13