- Connective tissues
FitnessTop professional and weekend warrior athletes can benefit from massage therapeutics. Massage has been shown to help:
- Reduce muscle tension
- Improve exercise performance
- Prevent injuries
Low Back PainThe guidelines for treating chronic back pain. Now the suggested guidelines state that alternative treatments/therapies like massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture should be utilized before prescription medication, which is now the last resort, is implemented.
HeadachesHead and neck massage reduces chronic tension headaches, along with the stress that often comes with headaches.
Compromised Immune System FunctionMyofascial massage has been shown to improve the nervous system, which is crucial to a healthy immune system. Through massage which increases blood circulation helps to increase the activity of T cells, which recognize and destroy cells that are infected with viruses. Stress reduction has been found to be a universally recognized benefit of massage therapeutics, and can also strengthen the immune system.
Blood PressureImproved blood flow with massage therapeutics can also bring blood pressure down and elevates heart health.
FibromyalgiaCurrently, there is no cure for fibromyalgia, but studies are showing a definite connection for those that receive myofascial massage therapeutics and improved quality of life. Reduced pain and anxiety, and quality sleep were has been experienced by individuals getting regular massage therapy.
Cancer PainA common symptom for individuals battling cancer is pain, which can be mild to severe. Used in conjunction with other pain management techniques recommended by doctors, massage therapeutics have been shown to reduce pain along with anxiety symptoms.
PTSDThose with post-traumatic stress disorder can benefit from massage therapy. Massage can help reduce:
- Pain associated with trauma/images/memories