The time is here! We’ve started a blog! Not only to share with you the fantastic benefits of massage therapy (thanks to National Massage Therapy Week), but to share a little bit of everything, from meeting our fantastic staff, to everyday beauty, health and wellbeing tips.
Currently, we are in massage guru mode: October 25th through October 31st is AMTA’s (American Massage Therapy Association) 19th annual National Massage Therapy Week. This week is designed to raise public awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage, and encourage Americans to seek massage therapy for stress relief, pain management and general health.
Five ways massage can improve your health
1. Control 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. Increase immunity
Medical research indicates that massage therapy can help boost the immune system by increasing the activity level of the body’s natural “killer T cells,” which fight off viruses.
3. Boost mental health and wellness
Research suggests that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.
4. Manage pain
Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Research shows massage can help low-back pain, headaches, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and more.
5. Improve physical fitness
Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.