Category: Massage Therapy
Massage is a common complementary care used for a number of purposes, from relaxation and pain relief, to even treating symptoms of cancer. Massage therapy treats a number of health conditions including arthritis, cardiovascular health, exercise performance and recovery, fibromyalgia/CMPS, headaches and migraines, low-back pain, oncology, pain management, sleep, stress, and general wellness. Other studies have also shown that massage therapy can be beneficial in recovery after postoperative surgery.
An American Massage Therapy Association® (AMTA®) consumer survey conducted in 2014 found that 91 percent of individuals view massage as beneficial to overall health and wellness. 92 percent of consumers surveyed believe that massage can be effective in reducing pain; with 30 percent of respondents stating they have used massage therapy for pain relief. 74 percent of consumers agree that massage therapy should be considered a form of health care. Patients are increasingly turning to massage to treat health conditions rather than just for relaxation. There has also been an increase in health care practitioners recommending massage as a complementary treatment for patients.
Overall, massage therapy can be beneficial to overall health as well as treating certain medical conditions .Check with your doctor if massage therapy is something that you can try to relieve your symptoms.