DID YOU KNOW?
Research increasingly shows the importance of massage therapy in self-care
routines. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, massage
can help reduce pain, as well as relieve stress and manage anxiety.
Reduce Pain: More than 100 million Americans suffer from pain, which costs
the nation $600 billion in yearly health care expenses and lost productivity. But
massage can help! A 2016 analysis conducted by the Samueli Institute found
that massage therapy reduces pain, as well as improves mood and increases
quality of life.
Relieve Stress: Everyone knows that massage is relaxing, but just how
relaxing? A study analyzing trigger point therapy found that just a 10-15 minute
chair massage can decrease heart rate and blood pressure!
Manage Anxiety: Massage can help with anxiety and depression. One
randomized study looking at the effect of regular massage on women with
early stage breast cancer found that it helped reduce anxiety and depression,
as well as increased serotonin levels that regulate mood, hunger, sleep and