Relieves postoperative pain
Manages low-back pain
Helps fibromyalgia pain
Reduces muscle tension
Enhances exercise performance
Relieves tension headaches
Ease symptoms of depression
Improve cardiovascular health
Reduce pain of osteoarthritis
Decrease stress in cancer patients
Improve balance in older adults
Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain
Temper effects of dementia
Lower blood pressure
Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Help chronic neck pain
Lower joint replacement pain
Increase range of motion
Decrease migraine frequency
Improve quality of life in hospice care
Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea
Couples bond more after a couples massage together
Mental and emotional health reset
Increased self awareness
Relief from TMJ pain.
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