Massage is not just for pampering anymore. Research continues to prove massage’s efficacy at addressing a variety of health-related conditions. USA Today’s USA Weekend Health Smart column recently featured an article proclaiming the medical benefits of massage. In fact, a survey indicates that more people today seek out massage for medical purposes than for relaxation.
Based on scientific evidence, massage therapy has been shown to:
- decrease blood pressure
- lower anxiety levels
- relieve chronic low back pain
- decrease levels of cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, by as much as 50%
- elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, therefore reducing depression
- boost immunity, by increasing levels of killer T-cells in the body.
To learn more, read the full column here or watch the video below.Share