Getting in Touch with the Benefits of Massage Therapy

Head MassageWe love this article on Mayo Clinic’s website about the benefits of massage. As Mayo states, 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:

  • Anxiety
  • Digestive disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia related to stress
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Paresthesias and nerve pain
  • Soft tissue strains or injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, and a sense of empowerment. And of course it’s relaxing! Whatever the reason for your need for a massage, Serenity Wellness will help you realize its benefits. Contact us now to schedule an appointment.

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