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Massage therapists methodically apply focused, hands-on techniques to promote relaxation and increase circulation in the body’s soft tissues (muscles, tendons, connective tissue, etc.). The warming and stimulating effect of massage has a positive effect on joint mobility and range of motion.
In recent years, massage has gained attention from the National Institute of Health and other respected sectors of the health care community as a highly effective complementary and alternative medical therapy.
he news about the health benefits of massage should come as no surprise since it is one of the oldest “healing arts” – dating back to 2700 B.C., when it was first recorded as a therapeutic technique in the ancient traditional Chinese medicine treatise, The Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine.
Current research has shown Massage can help reduce pain and anxiety for people with chronic illnesses and reduce the physiological burden of stress. It can help treat conditions including stress-related tension, cancer-related fatigue, sleep disorders, high blood pressure, diabetes, low back pain and depression, just to name a few.
MASSAGE FOR SPORTS
Athletes claim massage therapy benefits their physical, mental and emotional performance. It not only supports muscle repair and decreases injury risk but also improves circulation and wards off stress. ... A good massage can allow the athlete to work harder and more efficiently.