Benefits Of Massage

Health and Wellness

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), "Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity. With this in mind, it would be appropriate to state that anything that positively impacts the physical, mental and social well-being of an individual as well as possibly decreasing incidence of disease would improve health.

 Research has shown that massage therapy can have a positive influence with the issue of stress and improving the quality of life. Research shows massage therapy can help in varying populations such as:

Anxiety

Depression 

Boosting immune function 

Lowering blood pressure 

Heart rate

Decreasing pain 

Quality of sleep 

Beauty of the skin 

There are some studies indicating massage therapy can help those with dementia,  and may improve body image. Massage therapy helps with various health conditions including but not limited to: headaches, carpal tunnel,post-surgical recovery,urn recovery, fibromyalgia and minimizing side effects of anti-cancer treatments. Massage addresses the issues in the WHO's definition of health; it can aid in physical, mental, and social well-being; and it may help prevent disease by improving immune function and reducing stress