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Appreciating Massage Therapy

After I hurt my back a few years ago, my entire life changed. In addition to making it hard to work, my back problems also made it difficult to take care of my home and my children. However, a friend mentioned massage therapy, and I decided to give it a try. Within a few sessions, I could move and breathe better, which opened up a world of possibilities for me. This blog is dedicated to helping others see the benefits of massage therapy, so that you can transform your body and your life. You never know, a simple massage could help you to feel better than ever.

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3 Common Health Ailments That Massage Can Help Treat

by Aischa Van Ekeren

Many people deal with health difficulties and are looking for a safe and effective way to treat them. There are many medications you can take to help with medical issues, but these medications have many side effects, which is why it is best to try alternative methods for minor health issues before you resort to medication. Massage therapy is one of the best ways to deal with medical ailments. Here are some things that massage therapy can help treat.

1. A Common Cold

If you are suffering from a cold, you might be tempted to take some over-the-counter medication to help relieve the symptoms. Instead of trying over-the-counter medications, you should consider getting a massage. When you get a massage it helps to activate the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is responsible for carrying fluid, including cells from the immune system to the rest of the body. If you have poor lymphatic flow, it will cause you to get sick and have a harder time healing.

In addition, if you have a cold, let the massage therapist know. There will be certain pressure points and parts of the body that they can work on that will really help to increase your immune response.

2. Fibromyalgia and Arthritis

People who have fibromyalgia and/or arthritis deal with constant and chronic pain. Although there are many medications to help with the inflammation, if you want to treat the pain, you might have to take painkillers. These can be addictive and dangerous. This is why it is best to try massage first. A massage therapist can help to stretch the muscles and relieve pressure and inflammation off the joints. The less pressure on the joints, the less pain you will feel. However, massage cannot cure arthritis, so you should continue taking your anti-inflammatory medications, but you can help to manage the pain with massage.

3. Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, you should consider getting a massage. Massage works by pressing pressure points in the body. This means that the massage therapist can help to relieve pressure on the head, and in some cases, help to remove the headache. This is done by pressing points on the hands or feet. In addition, they can help to relieve tension in the muscles of the neck and back, which could be contributing to your headache.

These are just a couple things that massage therapy can help to treat. Contact a company like All Deep Massage & Wellness Clinic Inc for more information.

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