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  • Aaron Cygnarowicz

Are There Benefits To Massage Therapy?

Updated: Jul 18, 2023

Massage therapy from a Licensed Massage therapist is a great addition to your health and wellness routine. The health experts at the National University of Health Sciences lists the top 5 benefits of Massage Therapy.

Woman getting a back massage.

  1. Lowers Stress - The long term effects of stress can take a physical and emotional toll on our well being. Massage therapy has shown to reduce overall stress levels as well as conditions associated with it such as tension headaches.

  2. Increased Immune Function - Medical research shows massage therapy can help boost immune function. Massage has shown the ability to boost the human's natural "killer T cells" which fight 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 by massage therapy.

  4. Pain Management and Increased Range of Motion - Pain can negatively affect a person’s quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.

  5. Improved Physical Fitness - Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy – massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance, and prevent injuries.

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