In previous posts, we’ve covered ways that massage therapy can help with specific, individual health issues. But as you are more than just the sum of our individual parts, so are the effects of massage on your health overall.
Per research with the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage can help with each of these individual health issues: stress levels, sleep issues, and pain management.
Stress can manifest itself in many physical ways, including causing tension headaches, shoulder aches (from tensing up), and jaw pain (from unconsciously clenching your jaw). Massage can help you relax ad well as relieving the previous issues.
Sleep can be disturbed when you experience multiple painful issues, including back pain, extremely tight muscles, and fibromyalgia. The pain can feel worse because you are also tired. Massage can help with both pain and achieving rest.
Pain management not only offers the obvious benefit of managing pain, but pain reduction also allows you to rest, and feel less stressed.
The combined results of massage can have an impact on multiple troublesome issues.