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Benefits of Bodywork…

Sure we all know that massage can feel really good- but did you know there is more acceptance regarding the medical benefits than ever before. In fact, in 2018 it was reported that over 50% of people received bodywork for medical reasons.

The American Massage Therapy Association gives these 25 reasons massage and bodywork can benefit someone medically.

  1. Relieve stress

  2. Relieve postoperative pain

  3. Reduce anxiety

  4. Manage low-back pain

  5. Help fibromyalgia pain

  6. Reduce muscle tension

  7. Enhance exercise performance

  8. Relieve tension headaches

  9. Sleep better

  10. Ease symptoms of depression

  11. Improve cardiovascular health

  12. Reduce pain of osteoarthritis

  13. Decrease stress in cancer patients

  14. Improve balance in older adults

  15. Decrease rheumatoid arthritis pain

  16. Temper effects of dementia

  17. Promote relaxation

  18. Lower blood pressure

  19. Decrease symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  20. Help chronic neck pain

  21. Lower joint replacement pain

  22. Increase range of motion

  23. Decrease migraine frequency

  24. Improve quality of life in hospice care

  25. Reduce chemotherapy-related nausea

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