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General Benefits of Massage Therapy

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage or bodywork treatments? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more, massage can:

  • Massage increases circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs
  • Massage relieves pain for migraine sufferers and decreases the need for medication
  • Massage promotes deeper sleep
  • Alleviate low-back pain and improve range of motion
  • Assist with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays
  • Ease medication dependence
  • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
  • Exercise and stretch weak, tight, or atrophied muscles
  • Help athletes of any level prepare for, and recover from, strenuous workouts
  • Improve the condition of the body’s largest organ—the skin
  • Increase joint flexibility
  • Lessen depression and anxiety
  • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
  • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs, improving circulation
  • Reduce postsurgery adhesions and swelling
  • Reduce spasms and cramping
  • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
  • Release endorphins—amino acids that work as the body’s natural painkiller

Why Massage Therapy Is SO Important Today

"The stress of daily life is making us sick. Our bodies, originally designed to be able to survive in a violent and dangerous wilderness, have not yet adapted to the more subtle pressures of urban survival. The consequences are felt in an imbalance between our Sympathetic and Parasympathetic Nervous Systems.

Our Sympathetic Nervous System is the source of the "fight-or-flight" instinct. This "ready-for-battle" condition is designed to provide a quick response to a short-term crisis, and then disengage so the body can return to a normal, relaxed physical state maintained by the Parasympathetic Nervous System. The problem is that when a person lives with performance pressure, relationship stress, environmental stress, and other anxiety-producing conditions, the Sympathetic maintains a "battle ready" physical state constantly. The return to normal never happens."

Robin Sands describes this situation vividly:
"When people are ruled by their Sympathetic Nervous Systems life slowly becomes more and more uncomfortable. It is imperceptible at first because all they are aware of is the hardship and the oppressive situation, or the thrill and the adrenaline rush. Over time... it will slowly become more and more difficult to relax and give in to the Parasympathetic. Once caught in this vicious circle, sleep and appetite become affected... Later on, backache may appear, or migraine, repetitive strain injury or peptic ulcer. The list goes on and on, and does not include the different types of mental illness that can result from this unfortunate situation."

"To the extent that the Sympathetic is dominant... life will feel tighter, harder, more constricted. Alternatively, life may feel dangerously dramatic, explosive, despairing... Various anxiety states will be felt all too keenly. These can be experienced as numbness, palpitations, stomach knots or less easily definable but equally unpleasant sensations... If stress is continually layered on top of this block, emotional and digestive disorders can develop. Massage breaks the stress cycle and brings the parasympathetic nervous system into play, providing natural relief for a host of stress-related disorders. The direct stimulation of the body through massage mimics the effects of the Parasympathetic, throwing the switch on the nervous system to re-engage the normal relaxed state."

"As it relaxes muscles, blood vessels and internal organs, so the flow of all body fluids becomes easier, smoother, fuller. The intestines expand and the peristalsis (those gurgles of digestion) begins to process the waste products that the Sympathetic has created. It slows the heartbeat and deepens and softens breathing. It calms and changes the brain's waves and patterns, bringing the quieter, more expansive states of mind that are so conducive to imagination and creative thinking... Everywhere that has been overstretched gets pulled back into line. Everything that has been contracted, begins to expand. And this expansion is experienced as pleasure." ("The Power of the Parasympathetic Nervous System" in _Stress News_, Oct. 2002)

Massage Is Your Powerful Ally

There’s no denying the power of bodywork. Regardless of the adjectives we assign to it (pampering, rejuvenating, therapeutic) or the reasons we seek it out (a luxurious treat, stress relief, pain management), massage therapy can be a powerful ally in your healthcare regimen.

Experts estimate that upwards of ninety percent of disease is stress related. And perhaps nothing ages us faster, internally and externally, than high stress. While eliminating anxiety and pressure altogether in this fast-paced world may be idealistic, massage can, without a doubt, help manage stress. This translates into:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

Massage Has Profound Effects

In response to massage, specific physiological and chemical changes cascade throughout the body, with profound effects. Research shows that with massage:

  • Arthritis sufferers note fewer aches and less stiffness and pain
  • Asthmatic children show better pulmonary function and increased peak air flow
  • Burn injury patients report reduced pain, itching, and anxiety
  • High blood pressure patients demonstrate lower diastolic blood pressure, anxiety, and stress hormones
  • Premenstrual syndrome sufferers have decreased water retention and cramping
  • reterm infants have improved weight gain

Research continues to show the enormous benefits of touch—which range from treating chronic diseases, neurological disorders, and injuries, to alleviating the tensions of modern lifestyles. Consequently, the medical community is actively embracing bodywork, and massage is becoming an integral part of hospice care and neonatal intensive care units. Many hospitals are also incorporating on-site massage practitioners and even spas to treat postsurgery or pain patients as part of the recovery process.

Annals of Internal Medicine Original Research study on the effectiveness of massage therapy for relieving lower back pain. Read the complete study details for further confirmation that massage therapy does work!

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Medical Massage Therapy Is A Scientifically Based Manual Therapy System That Finds And Treats The Cause Of Your Pain.

Over the years there has been a large amount of scientific research supporting the beneficial physiological effects of massage therapy. They include but are not limited to;

  • Increases circulation and allows the body to deliver more oxygen and nutrients to tissues and vital organs.
  • Stimulates the lymph system the body’s natural defense against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the number of cells that fight cancer.
  • Relaxes and softening injured, overused and tight muscles.
  • Reduces muscle spasms and muscle cramps.
  • Increases and restores joint motion and joint flexibility.
  • Reduces recovery time from strenuous athletic workouts while eliminating "next-day" workout pains.
  • Releases endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller. For this physiological reason medical massage is being included into treatment plans for chronic pain, acute injury and recovery from surgery.
  • Reduces post-surgery adhesions, scarring and swelling.
  • Improves joint motion and flexibility by stretching and stimulating weakened and tight muscles while lengthening shortened muscles.

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Massage Therapy for Post-Surgical Care and Preventative for Illness

  • Massage stimulates the lymph system, the body's natural defense, against toxic invaders. For example, in breast cancer patients, massage has been shown to increase the cells that fight cancer.
  • Massage releases endorphins, the body's natural painkiller. For this reason, massage is being incorporated into treatment for chronic illness, injury and recovery from surgery to control and relieve pain.
  • Medical Massage reduces post-surgery adhesions and edema and reduces and realigns scar tissue after healing has occurred.
  • Medical Massage improves range of motion and decreasing discomfort for patients with low back pain.
  • Massage contributes to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication minimizing depression and anxiety, and shortening hospital stays.

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Research Studies in the Benefits of Massage

  • Medical school students at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School who received massage therapy before an exam showed a significant decrease in anxiety and respiratory rates, as well as a significant increase in white blood cells and natural killer cell activity, suggesting a benefit to the immune system.
  • Preliminary results suggested cancer patients had less pain and anxiety after receiving therapeutic massage at the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Women who had experienced the recent death of a child were less depressed after receiving therapeutic massage, according to preliminary results of a study at the University of South Carolina.
  • Studies funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found massage beneficial in improving weight gain in HIV-exposed infants and facilitating recovery in patients who underwent abdominal surgery.
  • At the University of Miami School of Medicine's Touch Research Institute, researchers have found that massage is helpful in decreasing blood pressure in people with hypertension, alleviating pain in migraine sufferers and improving alertness and performance in office workers.
  • An increasing number of research studies show massage reduces heart rate, lowers blood pressure, increases blood circulation and lymph flow, relaxes muscles, improves range of motion, and increases endorphins (enhancing medical treatment).
  • Although therapeutic massage does not increase muscle strength, massage can stimulate weak, inactive muscles and, thus, partially compensate for the lack of exercise and inactivity resulting from illness or injury. Massage can hasten and lead to a more complete recovery from exercise or injury.

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Research has verified these benefits of massage therapy

  • Office workers massaged regularly were more alert, performed better and were less stressed than those who weren't massaged.
  • Massage therapy decreased the effects of anxiety, tension, depression, pain, and itching in burn patients.
  • Abdominal surgery patients recovered more quickly after massage.
  • Premature infants who were massaged gained more weight and fared better than those who weren't.
  • Autistic children showed less erratic behavior after massage therapy.
According AMTA, massage helps you both physically and mentally.

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