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Benefits of Massage

The Benefits of Massage Types of Massage Swedish Massage Most common type of massage therapy Headache responds to massage therapy. Massage can reduce migraines, and also improve sleep. Neuromuscular Therapy Massage A medically oriented form of massage that aims to treat underlying problems of chronic pain Massage is especially beneficial for back pain, reducing the need for pain killers by 36%. Sports Massage Developed to help with muscle systems used for a particular sport 1-36% Deep Tissue Massage Best for giving attention to stiff, painful trouble spots Chair Massage A full body massage provided by a specially designed chair Lowers blood pressure & improves circulation Shiatsu Massage Involves varied, rhythmic pressure on acupressure points: Shiatsu is Japanese for "finger pressure" Massage reduces the stress hormone cortisol by up to 50% Hot Stone Massage Warmed stones are placed on certain areas of the body and used as massage tools -50% Thai Massage Includes body manipulation, compression of muscles, mobilization of joints, and acupressure Promotes flexibility by releasing tense and cramped muscles Reflexology Stimulation of certain areas of the feet which correspond to different parts of the body Pregnancy Massage Massage to help with the major bodily changes that happen during pregnancy Eliminates toxins from muscles and fat due to increased oxygen around our bodies. Who Gets Massage? • 25% 10% 18% of adults received at least one massage within a year 25% of women and 10% of men reported having a massage within the past year 40% of adults have received a massage within the previous five years How Effective is Massage? Massage us. Massage Chair Traditional massage $30-$150 for 30 minutes Massage chair 86% $500-$8,000 for a chair 86% agree that massage effectively reduces pain Massage & Heathcare 58% 73% 96% of massage therapists believe massage should be part of the healthcare field of adult Americans of massage therapists receive referrals from health care professionals would like insurance to cover massage therapy SOURCES http://www.webmd.com/balance/massage-therapy-styles-and-health-benefits?page=3 http://www.yourwealthforlife.com/blog/wealth/health-benefits-of-massage/ http://www.allthingsaaverage.com/ http://www.amtamassage.org/articles/2/PressRelease/detal/2320

Benefits of Massage

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Did you know that a massage can alleviate back pain, reduce stress, and eliminate toxins? These are just a few of the interesting facts in this infographic.

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