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30 Reasons To Get A Massage





  1. Relieves stress

  2. Relieves postoperative pain

  3. Reduces anxiety

  4. Manages low-back pain

  5. Helps fibromyalgia pain

  6. Reduces muscle tension

  7. Enhances exercise performance

  8. Relieves tension headaches

  9. Sleep better

  10. Ease symptoms of depression

  11. Improve cardiovascular health

  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

  14. Improve balance in older adults

  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

  16. Temper effects of dementia

  17. Promote relaxation

  18. Lower blood pressure

  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  20. Help chronic neck pain

  21. Lower joint replacement pain

  22. Increase range of motion

  23. Decrease migraine frequency

  24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

  26. Body positivity

  27. Couples bond more after a couples massage together

  28. Mental and emotional health reset

  29. Increased self awareness

  30. Relief from TMJ pain.


References

  • Delaney, J.P., Leong, K.S., Watkins, A., & Brodie, D. (2002). The short-term effects of myofascial trigger point massage therapy on cardiac autonomic tone in healthy subjects. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 37, 364-71.

  • Boone, T., Tanner, M., & Radosevich, A. (2001). Effects of a 10-minute back rub on cardiovascular responses in healthy subjects. American Journal of Chinese Medicine. 29, 47-52.

  • Cady, S. H., & Jones, G. E. (1997). Massage therapy as a workplace intervention for reduction of stress. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 84, 157-158.

  • Field, T., Ironson, G., Scafidi, F., Nawrocki, T., Goncalves, A., Burman, I., Pickens, J., Fox, N., Schanberg, S., & Kuhn, C. (1996)


. Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations.

  • International Journal of Neuroscience, 86, 197-205.

  • Brennan, M.K. & DeBate, R. (2004).The effect of chair massage on stress perception of hospital bedside nurses. Massage Therapy Journal 43, (1), 76-86.

  • Field, T., Quintino, O., Henteleff, T., Wells-Keife, L., & Delvecchio-Feinberg, G. (1997). Job stress reduction therapies. Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, 3, (4), 54-56.

  • MacDonald, G. (1998). Massage offers respite for primary care givers. The American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Care, Jan/Feb, 43-47.

  • Cady, S. H. & Jones, G. E. (1997). Massage therapy as a workplace intervention for reduction of stress. Perceptual & Motor Skills, 84(1), 157-158.


Disclaimer:

These statements are not expressions of legal opinion relative to scope of practice, medical diagnosis or medical advice, nor do they represent an endorsement of any product, company or specific massage therapy technique, modality or approach.


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