Why Should I Get a Massage?

Massage therapist, Natasha Giese of www.natashalmt.massagetherapy.com explains some of the benefits that many people experience with massage therapy:

After receiving a massage my client looks like a completely new person. No, I don’t mean she didn’t fix her “wild” massage hair. The previously frazzled, obviously tense and aching woman that walked through the door, a little more than an hour ago, now looks relaxed, calm and peaceful. She expresses that she feels wonderful and loose- like a “jellyfish”. The greatest compliment I feel a massage therapist can receive.

But a massage does more than make you feel wonderful.

One in six adults – that is 39 million Americans – had at least one massage in 2006, and that number continues to grow. Why? One reason is that we’re overly stressed due to our modern, fast-paced lifestyle and many people are recognizing the benefits of massage therapy for mental and physical stress. In fact doctors estimate 75% of doctors visits are stress related.

Many people have found massage to be helpful for a number conditions, many of these are stress- related, including:

  • headaches
  • muscle/joint stiffness
  • arthritis
  • insomnia
  • anxiety/depression
  • back pain
  • boosting immunity
  • circulatory problems
  • recovery from sports injury

Millions of people enjoy getting massages on a regular basis because they feel it is an important aspect of taking care of their health. Weather your goal is to relax and relieve stress or address specific areas of pain and tension, consider making an appointment for a massage with a qualified massage therapist. You can experience feeling like a “jellyfish” for yourself.

This article courtesy of Lexington massage therapy expert Natasha Giese. Find her online at www.natashalmt.massagetherapy.com.

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