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From rehabilitation to relaxation, there are many reasons why people get massages. Depending on what you need, a massage can help to relieve pain, relax your muscles, improve your posture, or reduce your stress. Take a moment to consider some of the top reasons that people choose to get a massage.

1. Relieve chronic and acute pain

2. Reduce anxiety and stress

3. Reduce muscle tension

4. Enhance exercise performance

5. Relieve tension headaches

6. Improves sleep

7. Ease symptoms of depression

8. Improve cardiovascular health

9. Decrease migraine frequency

10. Promote relaxation

11. Lower blood pressure

12. Increase range of motion

Many people integrate massage therapy into a regular health and wellness plan, and find that it improves their overall health and well-being. Most people feel rejuvenated after their massages and enjoy both the physical and emotional benefits that massage can bring.

In today’s modern world, there seem to be more stressors than ever before. Taking time out from your busy schedule to incorporate massage can help to reduce the amount of stress you are feeling. Massage therapy can play a role in helping patients with depression, particularly with depression that may be related to illnesses or chronic pain.

By helping patients manage their pain and other symptoms, massage can have a beneficial effect on the patient’s overall well-being. There are many causes for pain and massage therapists are trained to help clients with pain caused by a range of conditions including arthritis, cancer, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, myalgia, carpel tunnel syndrome, headache, trauma, and injury.

From the highest paid professional athletes to those of us who follow more simple workout programs, people who exercise can benefit from massage. Massage, particularly a special sports massage, can help with conditioning, range of motion, and flexibility, as well as speed up recovery from muscle injuries.

Oh, the Benefits of Massage!