6 SURPRISING Benefits of Massage Therapy

  • By Rebekah Campbell
  • 19 Sep, 2017

Yes, massage therapy does help you relax. But it can do much more than that. Here are six healthy reasons to book an appointment:

6 SURPRISING Benefits of Massage Therapy

1. Counteract all the sitting you do every day

Beware Desk Workers and Drivers! Advanced forms of postural stress can manifest as pain or weakness in the lower back and gluteal muscles as a result of prolonged periods of sitting.

Most of us are dealing with some kind of postural stress. mOst often this stress shows up in the shoulders and neck area.”

Fortunately, massage can counteract the imbalances in our bodies that are caused from sitting, which means you can keep doing what you are currently doing for work as long as you schedule a regular massage.

2. Eases muscle pain

Do you have sore muscles? Massage therapy can help by improving and increasing circulation.

A 2011 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine , found that massage therapy is as effective as other methods of treatment for chronic back pain.

3. It soothes anxiety and depression

Human touch can be incredibly therapeutic and relaxing.

According to a 2005 study published in the International Journal of Neuroscience, w omen diagnosed with breast cancer who received massage therapy three times a week reported being less depressed and less angry.

And, a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , found that patients who were depressed and anxious were much more relaxed and happy, and had reduced stress levels after massage.

4. It improves sleep

Massage encourages a restful sleep and it also helps those who can’t otherwise comfortably rest.

Massages also help infants sleep more, cry less and be less stressed   according to research from the University of Warwick.

Most RMTs can do infant massage but parents can do this themselves. There is no specific technique, it comes naturally. Whatever a parent would normally do to soothe their baby will be effective.


5. It boosts immunity

in 2010 a study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine  found that massage boosts patients’ white blood cell count (which plays a large role in defending the body from disease).

6. It relieves headaches

The next time a headache hits you, book a last-minute massage. Massage therapy decreases severity and frequency of tension headaches.

Research from Granada University in Spain found that a single session of massage therapy immediately effects perceived pain in patients with chronic tension headaches.

7. And it feels great!
Add Reiki and Crystal Healing to your massage at Sundra Healing to maximize and enhance all of the benefits of your massage.

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Beware Desk Workers and Drivers! Advanced forms of postural stress can manifest as pain or weakness in the lower back and gluteal muscles as a result of prolonged periods of sitting.

Most of us are dealing with some kind of postural stress. mOst often this stress shows up in the shoulders and neck area.”

Fortunately, massage can counteract the imbalances in our bodies that are caused from sitting, which means you can keep doing what you are currently doing for work as long as you schedule a regular massage.
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Hi there, this message is for Rebekah,

My name is Lise, I don't know if you remember giving me a reading last Sunday. I have walked by the store so many times and that Sunday for some reason I decided to walk in. I am soooo glad I did. I needed some clarity as to stay in Leduc feeling trapped or go back home. Well I got the courage to leave Monday morning. But a bizarre thing happened that night, every time I would fall asleep I would see a white owl just looking at me. I would wake up and then fall back asleep to yet again that white owl looking at me. Don't know if that means anything but I woke up with such courage, the will to move on, and it was like I had a shield that deflected everything he was saying to me. I stayed strong with my decision and headed back home. I left a lot of my belongings but those can be replaced, my being cannot.

I want to thank you! I left feeling less hopeless. It was an amazing feeling. I felt such ease and peace leaving the store. I just wanted to let you know many thanks!!!!

Follow up:

Hi Rebekah,

Yes, you can share my story! If it would only help one person absolutely. I was so low and felt so hopeless and cannot believe, waking up this morning that I did it. My second morning waking up without anxiety. What an amazing feeling. Thanks again Rebekah!!!  
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