3 Benefits Of Massage Therapy
There is no doubt about it – a massage is a wonderful thing. All too often it is thought of as an indulgence that should only be for those “special” times. In fact, massage therapy is highly affective for a number of different ailments. It can heal some health conditions naturally and without the need for prescription drugs or painful treatments. Here are three benefits of massage therapy:
1.It relieves headaches. The most common cause of headaches is stress and sore muscles. Massage relieves tension in the muscles of your neck and back and can be used as prevention or treatment of reoccuring headaches. Massage promotes the release of natural hormones which relieve pain without over the counter drugs.
2.It boosts the immune system. Not only can you prevent the common cold with a massage, but you can fight any type of sickness or disease you are battling. A massage stimulates the immune system which is your body&undefined;s natural defense mechanism. People with HIV who get massaged have shown an increase in the number of healthy cells which fight viral infections.
3.It reduces anxiety. Anxiety is common for those who are stressed out and need a little TLC. It is the healthiest treatment and prevention technique to chase away stress and anxiety. Massage has even been proven to reduce anxiety in depressed children, anorexic women and in individuals who are trying to quit smoking.
Other benefits of massage include higher self esteem, a more relaxed state of mind and relief from aches and pains caused by physical ailments or overexertion. As if you need another reason to go for one!
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