Sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing than a visit to the spa.
But massages can do more than soothe stress – they can have health benefits too.
Massage therapy helps manage health conditions and enhance wellness through manipulating the soft tissues of the body. In the U.S., the most common form is Swedish or classical massage. Massage therapy can also include sports massage, clinical massage and traditional Eastern massage like Shiatsu.
Massage therapy can help with:
- Lower back pain
- Neck and shoulder pain
It can also have overall physical benefits, such as:
- Reduced muscle tension
- Improved circulation
- Stimulation of the lymphatic system
- Reduction of stress hormones
- Improved skin tone
Treat yourself to a massage next time you’re feeling run down.
Content by Lockton Dunning Benefits with info from https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/massage-therapy-what-you-need-to-know and https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/massage