Massage is an umbrella term used for pressing, rubbing and manipulating skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Whether you choose Swedish, sports, or trigger point massage, there is no shortage of the benefits you will experience.
Recognized benefits of massage include reducing stress, pain, anxiety and headaches. Massage can also help you get a good night’s rest. The benefits of massage are credited to the ability of moderate pressure to calm and slow the nervous system. Studies have documented the positive effects of massage can be achieved in as little as twenty minutes.
Over time, massage has become more widely available. You might find the opportunity for a chair massage at your local grocery store, gym, or in your office building. It is not always necessary to book a professional massage; you can obtain the same benefits from a twenty-minute self-massage.
Despite its benefits, massage is not meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Please consult with your doctor first if you have any acute or chronic health conditions.