The Health Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage can alleviate stress, pain and anxiety, according to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA).
How can Massage Therapy relieve stress?
We all know that massages are relaxing and often a way to treat ourselves but research has found that Massage Therapy can also relieve stress. A recent study states that Massage Therapy can lead to a “significant decrease in heart rate, systolic blood pressure and diabolical blood pressure.” After just 15 minutes of massage, a decrease in oxygen consumption and blood pressure can occur, helping to alleviate stress.
How can Massage Therapy relieve anxiety?
Another benefit of Massage Therapy is relief from anxiety. In a study summarized by the AMTA ,”Massage benefits include: reduced anxiety, depressed mood, and anger.” Clients tell me how they used to take better care of themselves and then life got so hectic they gave it up. It seems as though most of us are living with some form of anxiety or depression. According to a blog posted by the American Psychiatric Association, “antidepressants are one of the three most commonly used drug classes in the U.S. and a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights the growing use of antidepressants in the U.S. Almost 13 percent of people age 12 and over in 2011-2014 used antidepressants in the past month, up from just under 8 percent in 1999-2002. One-quarter of people who took antidepressants had done so for 10 years or more.”
How can Massage Therapy relieve pain?
In addition to Massage Therapy’s benefits of alleviating stress and anxiety, studies also state that “massage therapy should be strongly recommended for pain management.” Dr. Oz is saying “scientific and clinical research continues to support the health benefits of massage therapy and the important role it can play in overall health and wellness.”
How can a Skin Therapy of Charlotte massage help?
We strive to make your everyday life better and more enjoyable which is why at Skin Therapy of Charlotte we customize your massage for you and your needs. At Skin Therapy of Charlotte we know the benefits of massage and how to implement the techniques to make sure our clients get the most out of every appointment. Our clients leave feeling better than ever! Nothing makes us happier than client feedback, like Bryan’s who said,
Tremendous massage! I have had shoulder pain for years and was told I needed surgery. Two visits and my shoulder has never felt better!