Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage has generally been considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.
Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:
- Digestive disorders
- Insomnia related to stress
- Myofascial pain syndrome
- Paresthesias and nerve pain
- Soft tissue strains or injuries
- Sports injuries
- Temporomandibular joint pain
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Consult with your doctor concerning receiving massage therapy and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.
Information and resources compiled using www.mayoclinic.com