Stress is a prevalent component in today’s fast-paced world which can negatively impact on an individual’s health and well-being. Massage therapy has been shown to be a means by which stress can be reduced significantly on physical and psychological levels. While massage therapists know from experience that massage reduces stress, there is considerable research that validates our experience.
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Relieve tension headaches
Previously called muscle contraction headache, [it] is the most common type of headache. Its name indicates the role of stress and mental or emotional conflict in triggering the pain and contracting muscles in the neck, face, scalp, and jaw.
Those who seek relief from tension headache pain can benefit from massage therapy given by professional massage therapists working within their scope of practice.
Lessen the effects of aging
Regularly receiving massage has been shown to promote relaxation1 and stability2 while helping temper the effects of dementia,3 high-blood pressure and osteoarthritis.4 By incorporating massage into a regular healthcare regimen, many older adults find a better quality of life and additional relief from a multitude of health issues.