The benefits of massage therapy

There have been a number of studies concerning the effects of massage therapy. The general consensus is that massage therapy can provide many different benefits, depending on the scenario. Here are just a few:

  • Alleviate back pain.
  • Improve range of motion.
  • Help athletes prepare and recover from strenuous workouts.
  • Enhance immunity by stimulaing lymph flow.
  • Lower blood pressure.
  • Reduce spasms and cramping.
  • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling.
  • Release endorphins - amino acids that work as the body's natural pain killers.
  • Relieve migraines.

Further Reading: To learn more, check out the American Massage Therapy Association's website.