Massage Therapy produces a number of different benefits for the body and the person who inhabits it. These are not New Age babblings. Research provides support for several of the claims. Admittedly more scientific studies need to be undertaken to provide further data, but to date, university research and studies made by the National Institutes of Health provide some validity to support the following:
1. Patients after abdominal surgery have a quicker recovery time if they receive regular massage.
2. People suffering from hypertension show a decrease in their blood pressure after Massage Therapy sessions.
3. Sufferers of migraine headaches have a decrease in pain with a massage treatment system in place.
Who doesn’t love a good massage? The power of touch is absolutely amazing. It can heal aches, cure ailments, and just make a person feel wonderful!
Many people will dole out big money to have a professional massage. And why wouldn’t they? Getting a massage is an amazing walk into total relaxation and feeling good. Nothing can be more profound than the feeling you have after a great massage.
Another amazing benefit of massage is bringing you closer to a person you care about. There’s no better way to establish true intimacy than through the power of touch!
But massage is about so much more than intimacy. It’s about healing problems, making your muscles feel better when they ache, and achieving a sense of relaxation that just isn’t possible through any other means.
I had my first massage when I was given one as a wedding present. I was completely unprepared for what would ensue during this session. I thought I would lay down on a table and have some hulking woman knead my skin until I hurt. Boy was I wrong!
My masseuse was a young girl fresh out of school and practicing in her first job. She stood about five foot two and had long, blond hair reminiscent of my own. I thought to myself, “How can she give me a good massage?”
I was pleasantly surprised 45 minutes later whe