Therapeutic massage help ease not only stress and tight muscles but also a variety of diseases and conditions. Massage stimulates blood flow, which carries more oxygen and nutrients to the massaged muscles and tissue helping remove toxic waste products. Increased blood flow helps ease the pain of sore muscles and speeds the recovery of muscle after exercise or injury.
Massage therapy can treat:
◦Back pain, more people seek massage therapy for lower back pain than for any other problem, including stress relief.
◦Headache, some research suggests that chronic tension headaches stem in part from sustained contraction of muscles in the neck and head. Regular massage may reduce the duration and the number of headaches. For a migraine-sufferer massage may decrease length and frequency of the headaches.
◦Sleep problems, many studies found that massage helps people sleep better by relieving stress.
◦Chronic illness, such as constipation, stomachache.