The Many Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help improve a wide variety of symptoms due to musculoskeletal and medical conditions.  Read below to find out more!

Physical and Mental Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Relaxes muscles
  • Improves posture
  • Reduces stress
  • Improves circulation
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Improves flexibility and range of motion
  • Improves athletic performance
  • Reduces athletes’ recovery time
  • Reduces depression, anxiety, stress, and blood pressure

Massage can also reduce pain and dysfunction associated with the following conditions:

  • Work-related and repetitive-stress injuries, including low back pain
    › The cost of pain in the US was over $635 billion in 2008!
  • Headache
    ›  Massage can reduce how long your headaches last, how intense your headaches are, and how often you get a headache.
  • Arthritis
    ›  Pain and stiffness due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is reduced with massage.
  • Cancer
    ›  Massage can reduce pain, swelling, fatigue, nausea, and depression, and improve the function of your immune system.
  • Improve sleep
    ›  Both the quality and the length of your sleeping time can improve with massage.
  • Scoliosis
    ›  Posture, flexibility, breathing, and even digestive function improves with massage.

Massage Therapy: The Facts

Massage can accomplish a lot for your health!  Keep in mind, though, that these researchers studied extremely specific effects; massage may not improve every aspect of the following conditions.

Chair Massage: The Facts

Websites for Massage Therapy Research

These sites are excellent sources for further, high-quality research regarding the benefits of massage therapy.