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The Benefits of Professional Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy in EdmontonMore people than ever before are adding Massage Therapy as a routine part of their Lifestyle and Wellness regimen.  Some of the reasons for this appear below:

  • Boost the Immune System
  • Calm Anxiety
  • Detoxify
  • Increase Circulation & Flexibility
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Pain Relief
  • Reduce Muscle Soreness
  • Relaxation
  • Stress Management

Research Studies to date have also found Massage to be helpful for:

  1. Alcohol withdrawal reduction
  2. Cancer treatment
  3. Diabetic children
  4. Immune System
  5. Infant growth
  6. Labor pain
  7. Self-esteem
  8. Sports related soreness

Cautions Regarding Massage Therapy

Massage is usually safe, however, there are some exceptions as follows:

  • Burns and open wounds should not be massaged
  • Cancer sufferers – no direct pressure on the tumor area
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Recent Heart Attack patients
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis in the area to be massaged
  • Severe Osteoporosis
  • Unhealed fractures
It is also recommended to talk to a Doctor before getting a Pre-Natal Massage.

Alternative Massage Theraphy in EdmontonEven though Massage seems to be a health "trend" in North America, it has actually been around for a long time.  Many ancient cultures embraced Massage as a form of medical care. Egyptian tomb paintings show people being massaged, traditional Indian medicine, or Ayurveda, has long used Massage with aromatic oils and spices, and Massage has roots in Chinese, Greek and Roman cultures. It has even been said that Julius Caesar may have received one daily for neuralgia.