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If you’ve never had a professional massage, you may have some common misconceptions about the practice. Many people think massage therapy is either a luxury, or only necessary for people seeking relief for muscle and joint pain. In reality, massage therapy has many benefits that can help improve the wellbeing of all types of individuals – from those dealing with chronic pain and stress to world-class athletes in prime physical condition.
Are you curious about massage therapy, but unsure of how it can improve your health? The best way to find out is to experience it yourself. But if you’d like a bit more information before booking your first appointment, here are some of the most commonly observed perks:
- Alleviation of muscle pain & tension – In recent years, it’s become common knowledge that our sedentary lifestyles in the workplace can inflict serious damage on our posture, resulting in muscle pain and tension. Regular appointments with a massage therapist can help undo some of this damage by loosening up our muscles and stimulating blood flow.
- Reduced stress – Stress isn’t restricted to the psychological realm. When you carry around a lot of stress on a regular basis, it can eventually manifest physically in the form of muscle tension. An immersive massage is a very relaxing experience, which can help alleviate these physical symptoms as well as reduce psychological stress at its root.
- Improved immune system & organ function – Massage therapy has many other benefits outside of your muscular system as well. It stimulates lymph flow, which directly correlates with improved function of the immune system. It also increases the flow of oxygen and nutrients into your vital organs, which improves circulation. Finally, it improves the condition of the biggest organ – your skin.
These are just a few examples of near-universal benefits, which all massage patients can expect to enjoy. Massage therapy is also effective for treating specific ailments such as anxiety & depression, post-surgery adhesions & swelling, fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, and more. Anyone and everyone can benefit from massage therapy.
Contact Lyceum to Book a Massage Therapy Session Today!
If you’d like to find out more about massage therapy, or you’re ready to go ahead and book your appointment, don’t hesitate to contact Lyceum Physical Medicine. Our team is comprised of both medical doctors and holistic healthcare specialists who will work together to draw up a personalized healthcare plan just for you. Contact us today and begin your journey toward a happy, healthier lifestyle!