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Lesser Known Effects of Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Benefits You Didn’t Already Know.

Massage Therapy has Mental Health Benefits

Massage therapy, used in conjunction with psychological therapy and/or medication, relieves stress, anxiety and depression symptoms. It is a supplementary holistic medicine that promotes relaxation, contentment and relieves muscle tension.

A study published in 2005 in the International Journal of Neuroscience showed that breast cancer patients who received weekly massages reported being less angry and lowered feelings of depression. \

Massage Therapy Promotes a Restful Sleep

A 60-minute massage has the same effects on the body as a full nights rest, this effect is increased when coupled with receiving the touch therapy before bedtime. Individuals who receive a massage before bed, sleep deeper and more peacefully, allowing for a full night of rest and restoring them to high levels of energy when they awaken.

Massage Therapy Reduces Migraines and Tension Headaches

Many people that suffer from frequent migraines and tension headaches search high and low for relief. Regular massages reduce the frequency and severity of recurrent headaches. Endorphins released during the massage calm the peripheral nervous system, relieving any perceived pain during the session.