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Massage is no longer available only through luxury spas.

 Today, massage therapy is offered in businesses, clinics, and even hospitals. 


What is massage?

Massage is a general term for pressing, rubbing and manipulating your skin, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Massage may range from light stroking to deep pressure.


 There are many different types of massage, including these common types:


Relaxation / Swedish Massage

 This is a gentle form of massage that uses long strokes, kneading, deep circular movements, vibration and tapping to help relax and energize you.


Therapeutic Massage

 This massage technique uses firm pressure focusing on problematic areas.


Trigger point massage

 This massage focuses on areas of tight muscle fibers that can form in your muscles after injuries or overuse.


Benefits of massage

Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It's increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.


Studies of the benefits of massage demonstrate that it is an effective treatment for reducing stress, pain and muscle tension.

Some studies have found massage may also be helpful for:


Anxiety

Digestive disorders

Fibromyalgia

Headaches

Insomnia related to stress

Myofascial pain syndrome

Soft tissue strains or injuries

Sports injuries

Temporomandibular joint pain

Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often produces feelings of caring, comfort and connection.

Despite its benefits, massage isn't meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you're trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have.

Risks of massage

Most people can benefit from massage. However, massage may not be appropriate if you have:

Bleeding disorders or take blood-thinning medication

Burns or healing wounds

Deep vein thrombosis

Fractures

Severe osteoporosis

Severe thrombocytopenia


NOTE:


Discuss the pros and cons of massage with your doctor, especially if you are pregnant or you have cancer or unexplained pain.


Some forms of massage can leave you feeling a bit sore the next day. But massage shouldn't ordinarily be painful or uncomfortable. If any part of your massage doesn't feel right or is painful, speak up right away. Most serious problems come from too much pressure during massage.




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