Massage can generally help reduce pain in the musculoskeletal soft tissues. Most medical conditions will greatly benefit from masages.
With regular massage most symptoms of ailments gradually begin to disappear as the recipient begins to move into a healthier phase of life. Detoxification of tissues and lymph rids the body of unwanted toxins restoring the body to its proper natural balance. This relieves the body of nagging aches and pains.
Pain can reduce a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent research compiled by the AMTA suggests that massage can be a helpful pain management strategy for manually controlling symptoms in people suffering rheumatoid arthritis, post-cardiac surgery and the pain of metastatic cancer.
Massage Therapy for Decreased Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Research published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice showed that adults with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may feel a decrease in pain. After receiving regular moderate-pressure massages during a 4-week period there is greater grip strength, increased range of motion in the wrists and large upper joints. The research demonstrates the potential value of massage therapy for the estimated 1.3 million Americans living with this chronic condition. Women outnumber men 2.5-14. RA sufferers are encouraged to speak with their doctors about incorporating routine massage therapy into their treatment plan to help manage painful symptoms.
Massage Therapy for Reduced Pain, Anxiety and Muscular Tension in Cardiac Surgery Patients
Research published in The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery indicates that massage therapy can significantly reduce pain, anxiety and muscular tension. Also relaxation and satisfaction after cardiac surgery is enhanced. The American Massage Therapy Association acknowledges that cardiac surgery recovery is a very crucial time a patient must endure and this study further suggests that massage therapy can be a useful aid in making the road to recovery an easier journey.
Massage Therapy for Improved Pain and Sleep in Metastatic Cancer Patients
Research published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that therapeutic massage at home for metastatic cancer patients can improve their overall quality of life by reducing pain and improving sleep quality. The AMTA study reports that these findings suggest that cancer patients can also benefit from professional massage. Massage supports the patients both physically and mentally, providing the necessary comfort during advanced stages of the disease.
There is a growing body of evidence showing that massage therapy can be an effective tool for a variety of health conditions, including:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Inflammation after exercise
- Chronic low-back pain
Medical research is also suggesting the benefits of massage therapy, including the role it can play in overall health and well-being in people of all ages, including:
- Enhanced immune function in preterm infants
- Decreased blood pressure and improved stability in older persons
- Reduced stress and anxiety in cancer patients
Book your Massage or Remedial Massage by ringing Cheryl Young and Graham Honeyman at Rainbow Bay Massage on 0419609232 in Tweed Heads Coolangatta Gold Coast
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