Benefits of massage

Massage is part of complementary and integrative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditionsand symptoms.

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:

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

"Brush aside any thoughts that massage is only a feel-good way to indulge or pamper yourself. To the contrary, massage can be a powerful tool to help you take charge of your health and well-being, whether you have a specific health condition or are just looking for another stress reliever...."

Excerpted from Mayo Clinics Healthy Lifestyle

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Therapeutic Massage for Anxiety and Panic Disorder
How Massage Therapy Can Help Ease Anxiety and Panic Disorder Symptoms 

By Katharina Star, PhD

Massage therapy can help the body relax, which in turn can help one let go of anxious and fearful thoughts. Massage can relieve muscle pain and tension, improve circulation, and increase flexibility. As a relaxation technique, massage therapy can work to manage the fight-or-flight response, or stress reaction, that is typically overactive among people with anxiety disorders.
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The benefits of abdominal massage

According to the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), massage therapy can have a positive effect on the physical, mental, and social well-being of people. It’s thought to improve overall health and wellness.

Abdominal massage may provide these additional benefits.

Relieve constipation
Improve digestive function
Reduce bloating
Alleviate menstrual pain
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