With tax deadlines fast approaching, the unemployment rate climbing, the stresses of daily life and everything in between, one of the most beneficial ways to relief any stress is through massage therapy.
Massage therapy is used for relaxing the body and to promote healing. There are many health benefits from massage therapy, however three of the most common are; improving circulation, relieving anxiety or stress and reducing pain and discomfort in parts of the musculoskeletal system. "A regular body massage can enhance general health and vitality while specialized methods can coax tension from muscles, ease stiff joints, promote healthy circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage to eliminate toxic wastes from the body." ~ Alternative Medicine, C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD
Recent research is showing that massage therapy is also extremely beneficial for cancer patients. Studies indicate it helps cancer patients to relax and feel better.
There are six types of massage therapy;
Therapeutic massage - mostly common used to soothe muscle aches and pains.
Reflexology - a specialized massage for hands and feet.
Sports Massage - used for deep tissue therapy and restoring muscle suppleness
Baby Massage - gentle strokes to promote general health and well being.
Biodynamic Massage - is a combination of massage and physical exercise
Shiatsu - a form of massage used in Japan, based on the discipline of acupuncture
So when you are ready to restore calmness and balance in your life, find your way to a Licensed Massage Therapist. When your body is balanced your overall sense of well being is operating at optimum health. Many alternative and complimentary health care providers have a massage therapist on staff who are well trained and knowledgeable.
In fact Barnhill Chiropractic Clinic, in Gainesville, is just one of those places. While providing other services for restoring your health, massage therapy is also available. You can contact them directly by calling 352-377-2255 to schedule your next massage.
Getting rubbed the right way will improve your over all sense of well being.
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