What can massage do for me?
According to the Mayo Clinic: massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever. Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations. Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension. While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
Insomnia related to stress
Myofascial pain syndrome
Paresthesias and nerve pain
Soft tissue strains or injuries
Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Researchers at the Touch Research Institue (TRI) are constantly conducting new studies to show how therapeutic touch can improve the WHOLE body. Massage has been proven an effective adjunct to treatment for ADHD, Anorexia, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Autonomic Activity, Back Pain, Blood Pressure, Bone Density, Burns, Cardiac Care, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Elder Care, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, Inflammation, Labor Pain, Maternal Attachment, Migraine, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Pregnancy/Prenatal Care, Prematurity, PMS, Sexual Abuse, Sleep Disorders, and more, and new studies are constantly underway!