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The Top 5 Health Benefits of Massage

Photo of shoulder massageThe health experts at National University of Health Sciences want you to know the top five health benefits of adding regular massage therapy to your health and wellness strategy.

Massage therapy from a licensed practitioner can:

  • Lower stress
    The long-term effects of stress can take emotional and physical tolls. Massage therapy may relieve stress and conditions associated with it, such as tension headaches.
  • Increase immune function
    Medical research
    indicates that massage therapy can help boost immune system strength by increasing the activity level of the body's natural "killer T cells," which fight off viruses.
  • Boost mental health and wellness
    Research suggests
    that symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression (all associated with mental health) may be directly affected with massage therapy.
  • Manage pain
    Pain can negatively affect a person's quality of life and impede recovery from illness or injury. Recent findings highlight the role of massage in pain management.
  • Improve physical fitness
    Elite and recreational athletes alike can benefit from massage therapy-massage can reduce muscle tension, improve exercise performance and prevent injuries.

(source - American Massage Therapy Association)

The best way to experience the benefits of massage is to try a half-hour or one-hour massage session for yourself. The NUHS Whole Health Center in Lombard offers relaxing therapeutic massage in its integrative medical clinic by experienced interns at an affordable cost.  Schedule a session today by calling 630-629-6843.

 

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