A majority of people are suffering from any kind of postural discomfort. Most often, it will be felt in the neck and shoulders. The more advanced types of postural strain manifest as weakness or pain in the lower back as well as the gluteal area caused by prolonged hours of sitting for long periods of time.
The benefits of massage therapy are surprising, here are some of them:
It helps ease muscle pain.
Are you suffering from muscle pain? Massage therapy could aid. Massage improves circulation and increases blood flow. Like the act of rubbing your elbow after you knock it over tables, massage can help alleviate pain. A study from 2011 found that massage is as efficient as other forms of treatment for back pain.
It helps ease depression and anxiety.
Human touch, when done in an environment that is secure and friendly is extremely therapeutic and enjoyable. Patients who have been diagnosed as having breast cancer who had massage therapy every week for three days were less depressed and more peaceful in 2005, as per a research study that was published in International Journal of Neuroscience.
It aids in sleep.
The benefits of massage promote a peaceful sleep and improves the quality of sleep for people who cannot otherwise relax. Massage can help promote relaxation and sleeping for people who are going through chemotherapy or radiation treatment.