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Massage therapy can treat everything from chronic pain to poor posture, yet many people remain in the dark about the benefits of massage therapy and how it can improve their overall quality of life.<br>While many people assume registered massage therapists work solely on massaging muscles, this is a common mistake. They are trained in human anatomy and physiology and have a good understanding of the different structures and systems within the human body and how they work together.
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Table of Contents East Toronto Orthopaedic | 2020 • Introduction • Benefits • Conclusion
Introduction • Massage therapy is a treatment approach which is growing in demand and popularity. • Massage therapy provides natural and effective relief from ailments. East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020
It improves your overall health and well-being. • This form of therapy involves hands-on techniques to: • a. increase circulation • b. relieve tension • c. reduce stress • d. relieve anxiety • e. improve sleep • d. and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020
Stress Reduction East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • When you are stressed, your body becomes tensed. • And a stress hormone called cortisol is produced in large amounts • This stress hormone may contribute to weight gain and other health-threatening conditions.
East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 Massage therapy can successfully be used to bring cortisol levels down by causing the body to relax.
2. Relief of aches and pains East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • If you’ve been suffering from aches and pain all over your body, massage therapy may be able to help • A massage will target the source of the pain by loosening tight muscles and increasing flexibility.
East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • Massages promote better blood circulation. • When blood flow is improved, more oxygen and nutrients will be taken to damaged cells. • During a massage therapy session, your body will release endorphins as well. • Endorphins are chemicals that act like drugs, such as morphine. • When these chemicals interact with the receptors in your brain they lessen your sensitivity to pain.
3. Enhanced mood East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • In addition to fighting pain, endorphins trigger feelings of happiness and well-being. • Massages encourage the release of serotonin and dopamine, hormones which also contribute to improving your mood.
East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 This means there are immense benefits to be found in massage therapy, for people who suffer from anxiety and depression.
4.Improved posture East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • One of the primary causes of back, neck and muscle pain is poor posture. • Massage therapy can be used to improve your posture by allowing your body to realign. • When your muscles relax and loosen, your body will position itself in the correct and natural way.
5. Strengthened immune system East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 • Research has shown a correlation between stress and vulnerability to sickness. • Stress and the havoc it wreaks on the body significantly reduces the ability of your immune system.
East Toronto Orthopaedic| 2020 Massage therapy leads to increased white blood cell production and improves your body’s ability to properly transport the nourishment it needs to perform its many functions.
CONCLUSION Make use of the tremendous benefits that can be achieved through message therapy from a registered massage therapist. Once considered an alternative or fringe approach, massage therapy is now much more mainstream and growing in popularity.