– Massage Therapy –

An Extra or An Essential?

(Hint: It’s An Essential) 

What we know about massage is evolving.
The way we think about massage needs to evolve, too.

 

Below is a list of known benefits of massage 
discussing why Massage Therapy
should be an integral part of your wellness routine,
instead of
just a luxury reserved for special occasions,
and why you should book your next massage with
Summit Therapeutics today.  

 

Massage encourages a plethora of health and wellness benefits.

 

In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association,
67% of adults who received massage in 2018 did so for medical or stress related reasons.
Massage Therapy has been shown to help with a variety of conditions, and that list is only growing.

 

Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • Manage Stress and Blood Pressure.
    • We all know that massage has a powerful effect on stress. There are multiple reasons for this:
      • Firstly, the psychological effect of simply deciding to take some time for yourself can be profound.
      • Beyond that, the physiological effects of massage specifically lend themselves to lowering high blood pressure, Link Here, lowering perceived stress levels, and even promoting energy levels, increasing focus and clarity, and overall feelings of wellness. Link Here.
  • Reduce Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety.
    • Beyond the direct effect of massage on stress levels, massage has been shown to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety. Link Here.
  • Improve Sleep and Ease Fatigue.
    • With the well-known stress and/or pain relief benefits that comes with massage, it is no surprise that massage has been shown to help with sleep. Link Here.
  • Strengthen the Immune System.
    • Study at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center discovered that a single 45-minute massage has noticeable and measurable effects on the immune system. Link Here.
  • Prevent Injury and Speed Recovery.
    • Regular therapeutic massage can help prevent injuries on the field, but can also you get back on your feet after an injury more quickly. Link Here.
  • Massage can Manage Poor Posture and Associated Side Effects.
    • Poor posture is rampant in our society. And unfortunately, poor posture comes with a litany of negative side effects. Link Here.
    • Massage therapy can effectively relax hypertonic tissues and restore the body’s awareness of dynamic tension. (aka proper posture).
  • Massages Promote Flexibility.
    • Most people are not nearly as flexible as they would like to be, and this often causes uncomfortable stiffness. Fortunately, massage techniques exist with the primary focus of increasing flexibility.
  • Manage Chronic Pain.
    • Chronic low back pain, for instance, is one of the most common medical complains in America, and can be managed very effectively through regular massage therapy. Link Here.
    • Arthritic pain is a common problem that is experienced by many. Massage has been shown as a viable tool to help manage said pain. Link Here.
  • Massage can Help Improve Stability and Quality Of Life in Older Adults.
    • According the American Massage Therapy Association, massage is associated with a reduction of the negative effects of dementia, high-blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and a host of other health issues. In addition, massage was shown to promote relaxation and stability among older adults.Link Here.
  • Massage can Lessen the Symptoms of PMS.
    • While the symptoms of PMS are different for every woman, massage may be away to help generally lessen the discomfort of the menstrual cycle. It has been show to help with water retention, depression, pain/cramping, and other symptoms associated with PMS/PMDD. Link Here.
  • Massage may Improve Face, Scalp and Hair Health.
    • A simple face and scalp massage is very relaxing. But massage may also help stimulate circulation in the area, which could result in healthier skin, hair, and scalp.

 

The list of benefits attributed to
massage is ever growing.


But don’t just take our word for it.
See for yourself!


Book an appointment today.