A must-have for your toolbox of health.
From the rustic baths of Rome to the meditative monasteries of China, massage therapy has been around for centuries. This practice of stress relief and meditation can be found even as far back as the pampering and lavish lifestyles of the Egyptian pharaohs.
Massage therapy migrated its way to the United States around the mid 1800s, which at that time was seen as a value for many health issues. After many years, however, it was then pushed aside to make way for “the wave” of modern Western medicines and their form of treatments.
The practice of massage therapy resurfaced in the USA around the 1970s—not a surprise. With all previous knowledge of health benefits, people were searching for help for a healthier life. Massage therapy is practiced in many varying modalities. These varied techniques offer an individual options to see what works best for them. There is a long list of benefits of massage, from immediate relief to long-term health.
- Relief of back pain
- Circulation increase
- Stress reduction
- Relief of soft tissue injuries
- Relief of headaches (including migraines)
- Injury prevention
- Recovery from injury
Research has shown that some of the long-term benefits can be:
- Decrease in medication dependency
- Improved skin quality
- Reduced depression
- Increased oxygen and nutrients to vital organs
- Improved movement in patients with arthritis
With all these benefits, it’s no wonder why reports show that 25 percent of Americans received a massage in the last year.
Find a good qualified massage practitioner and join the rest of us in the health revolution! Treat your body like your most prized possession—it’s the only one you get.