Why Do People Get a Massage?

  90% of those surveyed feel that massage therapy can be effective in the reduction of pain. Of those who say they have had a massage in the past five years, 40% report doing so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control, or overall wellness. As of July 2011, more than 39 million American adults discussed massage therapy with their doctors…

5 Ways Massage Can Improve Your Health

  Massage therapy can play an important role in your health regimen. See what the research says about massage for health and wellness. 1. Reduce stress – The longterm effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches. 2. Get better sleep – Research indicates that massage can improve sleep in those with lower back pain, fibromaylgia, insomnia, pain…

Massage Therapy for Stress Relief & Heart Health

  The benefits of massage therapy are myriad, including an abundance of research on massage for stress relief. Controlling stress is one way to lead a healthier and happier lifestyle—something your heart will thank you for, too. Massage Therapy Can Help Lower Blood Pressure & Control Stress In a recent study in the International Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers concluded massage therapy could serve as an effective intervention in controlling blood pressure…

Massage Is a Fantastic Therapy Option for Fibromyalgia Patients

  There’s been renewed interest and discussion about fibromyalgia with Lady Gaga’s recent announcement that she suffers from this often debilitating condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain condition that includes musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and sleep problems – and affects over 10 million Americans, which is approximately 2% – 4% of the adult population. About 80% of fibromyalgia patients are women. 3 Main Symptoms of Fibromyalgia…