Massage is generally considered part of complementary and alternative medicine. It’s increasingly being offered along with standard treatment for a wide range of medical conditions and situations.
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While more research is needed to confirm the benefits of massage, some studies have found massage helpful for:
• Managing anxiety and depression
• Blood pressure control
• Sports-related injuries
• Boosting immunity
• Cancer treatment
• Sleep Enhancing
Beyond the benefits for specific conditions or diseases, some people enjoy massage because it often involves caring, comfort, a sense of empowerment and creating deep connections with their massage therapist.
Despite its benefits, massage isn’t meant as a replacement for regular medical care. Let your doctor know you’re trying massage and be sure to follow any standard treatment plans you have. Click here for more information.