The Real Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

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The Real Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about how you are supposed to “pamper” yourself with a massage, as if all it’s good for is “me” time……or that the only people who can afford it are the ones who go to spas.

Well, I’m here to tell you that not only does massage therapy feel good, but that it’s also incredibly good for you.
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For example, studies have found that massage therapy can speed the healing of wounds, including broken bones, once the swelling is reduced. Therapeutic massage can give you that natural back pain relief you’re looking for (as well as muscle pain relief and neck pain relief). It also can help improve functioning of the immune system by lowering your stress hormones through the resulting relaxation caused by the touch of, and the muscle, skin, and tissue pressure of a skilled massage therapist.

In fact the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami’s School of Medicine found that, not only does massage therapy alleviate stress, but it can also relieve depression by boosting levels of the hormone/mood-elevator, serotonin. Plus migraine and arthritis pain can be reduced through therapeutic massage because it causes the release of another set of pain-relieving hormones called endorphins.

Want another bonus of massage relaxation? Then you can also look forward to the lowering of blood pressure during and immediately following a massage therapy session.

If you live in Los Angeles County, in the US, and you’re looking for an experienced, knowledgeable, and ethical massage therapist, then please contact me with your questions and I can arrange an appointment for you at a reasonable price.

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