Massage therapists are there to help clients get the relief they need
In recent years, massage therapy has become a mainstream approach to improving health and wellness. Massages can deliver important benefits, from relaxation to rehabilitation to improved emotional health. Massage therapists are trained in dozens of different techniques, and can help you decide which massage modality is best for you. Find out some of the benefits that people enjoy when they visit their massage therapist.
In a fast-paced world, it can feel like you are working 24-7. With this kind of pressure, many of us simply need a break. Getting a massage can be a way to unwind from stressors in your life and re-charge your batteries.
2. Lower back pain
Lower back pain is a very common condition, particularly as people age. Massage therapy can temporarily decrease lower back pain and enable you to enjoy a more active and fulfilling lifestyle.
3. Other aches and pains
Massage therapy can relieve pain in many areas of the body, including the neck, shoulders, hip joints, and knees. In addition, massage therapists offer specialized massages for specific medical conditions such as arthritis, headache, cancer, and trauma.
4. Muscle tension or injury
Muscle tension can affect anyone, from stressed-out executives working in high-pressure offices, to sports professionals who overuse their muscles, to anyone who goes to the gym or takes a morning jog. When muscle tension is interfering with your life, a massage can get the blood moving to injured muscles and speed up your recovery.
Whether you take yoga classes every day or can barely touch your toes, massage therapy can help with flexibility. Regular massages can increase the flow of oxygen and nutrients to your muscles. Massage can result in improved range of motion, flexibility, and muscle conditioning.
Some types of headaches can respond well to massage therapy. Researchers believe that tension headaches are caused by tightened muscles in the head, face, neck, and jaw. Massage therapy can help reduce tension in these muscles and alleviate the stress associated with these headaches.
Treating depression is something that should be done with a team of healthcare providers. Sometimes massage therapy is recommended as one tool to help alleviate depression, especially when the depression is related to a patient’s pain or disability. Many people find that massages help with pain relief as well as an overall sense of well-being.
Some people find that regular massages can contribute to your immune system’s ability to fight off illnesses, and there is some research to support this notion. Massage will not stop an illness once it has started, but it may help increase the type of cells that fight off viruses, thereby helping to prevent the illness before it begins.
9. Aging issues
According to an article by the American Massage Therapy Association, massage can help alleviate some of the issues that elderly people face. It can help reduce the negative effects of high-blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and a host of other age-related health issues.
10. Overall health and wellness
People who make massage therapy a part of their regular routines find that it improves their overall health and well-being. With regular massage, you may feel more relaxed, centered, and rejuvenated.
The Salter School is proud to offer a Massage Therapy training program at our campus in Malden, MA. If you live in the Boston or Cambridge region and are interested in becoming a massage therapist, contact us online. We hope your new career path begins with us.