Current research tells us that massage therapy can reduce anxiety, depression, pain and improve quality and duration of sleep. Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more....
Massage therapy feels great, but what are the scientific benefits of massage?
Current research tells us that massage therapy helps:
- reduce levels of anxiety and depression;
- improve quality and duration of sleep; and
- decrease pain levels (general pain, chronic pain, headache, shoulder, neck, back, arthritis, postoperative, and jaw pain.)
Improvements in sleep, mood and pain levels can create windows of opportunity where you feel better and can move and socialize more. Enjoying movement, socializing and building strength can help you build momentum on your path to health and recovery. Find an RMT who you feel comfortable with, who is a good listener, and who is curious to find out what works best for you.
Our Vancouver RMTs have learned how to work with a variety of health conditions including:
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