Avoid Illness and Disease

Avoid Illness and Disease

In addition to helping relieve the symptoms of many illnesses and diseases, massage therapy can also help you avoid these problems altogether. Massages can increase relaxation, reduce stress, and enhance the overall feeling of wellbeing. It can also release endorphins (known as the “feel-good” hormones) and stimulate the nerve endings in the skin. In addition to this, massage can help lower high blood pressure, properly circulate blood, and slow or regulate the heartbeat.

How Massage Therapy Can Help Avoid Illness & Disease

Following a regular massage regime will reduce stress-related problems like cardiac arrhythmias and high diastolic and systolic blood pressure issues. Reducing the chances of these problems can contribute to a lowered risk of heart attack and stroke. As your massage begins to release tightened muscles, venous blood is pushed towards the heart, easing any strain placed on this vital organ. This means a massage can literally assist the body in naturally healing itself!

If you do suffer from heart problems, a Cedars-Sinai Medical Center study discovered that patients who receive an in-patient massage following heart bypass surgery reported a reduction in pain and muscle spasms.

Here at Pathway Massage, your health is important to us. Because of this, we recommend speaking with your physician before receiving any additional type of treatment or therapy. We want to make sure you don’t have any restrictions when it comes to the type of massage you can receive or the duration of time spent on the table.

For more information on how you can avoid illness and disease by receiving massage therapy, please contact our Boise, Idaho massage therapy office.