Massage therapy has long been recognized as something that brings about a feeling of peace, tranquility and relaxation, and has been used by people for many years to reduce stress and anxiety. But can massage therapy really be part of a heart healthy lifestyle?
Massage therapy has been shown to significantly reduce pain, increase mobility and reduce stress and anxiety for clients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Clients with RA live with pain as a constant companion and truly appreciate any intervention which offers relief from that pain.
Maintaining a massage practice with contact dermatitis can be difficult, but by taking preventative measures and protecting your hands and the client while working, it is possible to minimize the impact of this condition on your practice.
Massage therapy can help reduce sciatic pain, especially when it is the result of piriformis syndrome. Plus, find out which stretches and exercises you can demonstrate and suggest to your clients who are suffering from this debilitating condition.
Anxiety disorders create a downward spiral by causing, and being made worse by, sleep disturbances, muscle tension and pain. Massage therapy has been proven to improve sleep quality and quantity as well as reduce muscle tension and pain and, therefore, has been shown to significantly reduce symptoms of anxiety.
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