By Dr. Joel Kahn Among the many areas scientific studies have shown that benefit from massage therapy are insomnia, multiple sclerosis, anxiety, cancer pain, post-operative recovery and other conditions. Now, several recent studies point to benefits of massage therapy that help heal the heart. In 2008, researchers studied 263 volunteers who had a massage … Continue reading Why massage is good for the heart
By Madeline Vann, MPH Improved mood and quality of life, stress relief, and healing from trauma are just a few of the many benefits of massage therapy. Massage can provide stress relief for just about anyone, from preterm babies to the elderly. Yet the benefits of massage go beyond stress relief. Moderate-pressure massage for as … Continue reading Massage and Emotional Wellness
By Robin B. Haag As people age, they may find themselves slowing down, feeling aches and pains in their backs and their joints that they had not noticed before. Because of those increased aches and pains, they may feel they have to decrease their activities. You do not have to feel that way. And you … Continue reading Massage Therapy for Seniors
Massage is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. … Continue reading What benefits can you expect from massage?