Medical Benefits That We Can Get From Massage Therapies

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You are so stressed out from work and it feels like a long night's sleep is not enough to relieve you of your stress or pain that you are feeling. Best to go for a professional massage therapy session. To some, massage could be a luxury to enjoy. However, massage especially when done by a professional and experienced therapist can provide you with medical benefits that would impact not just your physical state but much more your emotional state? Let's talk more about the various health benefits that you can get from getting massage therapy.

1. Digestive Issue and Discomfort Relief

A good stomach massage can help you if you are having digestive issues such as constipation. A study in the 2016 issue of Gastroenterology Nursing proved that stomach or abdominal massage is effective in patients who are having troubles moving their bowels after a surgical operation.

2. Tension Headache Management

Massage along with acupuncture is an effective alternative medicine therapy for managing or relieving tension headache. According to Mayo Clinic, massage is effective especially when dealing with tightness and tenderness in the muscles in the shoulders, neck and back of the head. With this treatment, it can help relieve your headache symptoms in time.

3. Fibromyalgia-related Chronic Pain management

Massage therapy when performed alongside physical therapy, medical counseling and medication help with the effective chronic pain management experienced by patients with fibromyalgia.

4. Stress and Insomnia Management

One of the top benefits of massage is to relieve or manage our stress. In most instances, people experience insomnia as a result of stress or anxiety. Massage sessions are done in a way that could relax our body and lower our stress hormones such as cortisol. When we relieve our stress, the chances of experiencing insomnia will be lessened.

5. Muscle Strain and Soreness

A clinical research published in the 2015 issue of Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine supported the effectiveness of massage therapy in patients with muscle strain and soreness. The study found that massage can improve blood flow to the affected area and help with the relief and recovery of inflamed or sore muscles.

6. Myofascial Pain Syndrome

An article from Mayo Clinic discusses how patients can benefit from massage therapy to relieve tension in the myofascial muscle. In addition to relieving pain, massages can also help alleviate or improve depression and anxiety in patients with fibromyalgia.

7. Pregnancy Circulation

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists supports the effectiveness of massage to improve the circulation during pregnancy. Instead of facedown, the association recommends that pregnant women lie on their side when having a massage and should be done by a licensed massage therapist to ensure safety.

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These are just a few of the medical benefits that we can get from having a massage. In our clinical practice, our bodywork expert Hafsa Khan can walk you through the different massages and body works that can strengthen and improve both your emotional and physical state. Contact us and learn more about the massage therapies that can help you and your family.

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/myofascial-pain-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20375444

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tension-headache/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20353982

https://journals.lww.com/gastroenterologynursing/Abstract/2016/01000/The_Effect_of_Abdominal_Massage_on_Constipation.8.aspx

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