Massage Has More Benefits Than You Think
- Like most Americans, you probably know that a professional
massage feels good and can help you relax from a hectic day
or ongoing life stresses.
But did you know that massage therapy can help with a wide
range of conditions, including arthritis, pulled muscles or
lower back pain? And did you know that there are different
types of massage therapy for various health conditions and
The American Massage Therapy Association offers the following
information to help you become more familiar with massage
Massage therapy can be effective for recovery from a sports
injury or prevention of an injury. It has also been shown
to be helpful in soothing chronic back pain by reducing muscle
tension and spasms.
Massage can be useful in easing headache pain by targeting
and releasing pressure points. Research shows that massage
can also reduce heart rate, lower blood pressure, relax muscles
and improve range of motion.
Massage therapy is more accessible than ever before, with
massage therapists available in health care settings, fitness
clubs, shopping malls, chiropractic offices and even at airports.
Companies are also offering massage to their employees at
work to help reduce absenteeism and stress and improve productivity.
A massage therapist may use several techniques during one
session to address different conditions. You don't have to
be an expert on massage or even know what type of massage
you want when you make an appointment. A qualified massage
therapist can help determine what would be best for your particular
To find a qualified massage therapist near your home, work
or vacation destination, look for a member of the American
Massage Therapy Association. AMTA's "Find a Massage Therapist"
national locator service can help you find a qualified massage
therapist through its free online service at www.amtamassage.org
or by calling (888) THE-AMTA.
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