How Massage Therapy Changes the Body

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We know that a massage therapy leaves us with a sense of calm and relief but how much do you know about what goes on in the body- behind the scenes?

The science of massage is something that is being researched more and more. Along with each physical change that you may notice there is a change occurring on a molecular level, thanks to massage therapy.

Photo credit: p_a_h

Photo credit: p_a_h

A skeptical scientist took on the challenge of determining the biological basis of massage therapy after an injury that left him in need of various stages of rehabilitation work. Significant pain relief following his massage treatments is what jump started the research. The paper that was eventually published with the results demonstrated that massage therapy actually works in down-regulating inflammation pathways and mobilizes the body’s healing systems. These are two major benefits for anyone recovering from an injury. Have a look at the article on sciencemag.org where you can click through to read the research paper; the benefits of massage therapy are numerous.  This particular study has focus on massage therapy associated with muscular strain and damage but there are many other forms of injury that the body can experience. A Registered Massage Therapist works with all the tissue structures in order to correct the issue at hand. Don’t be misled into thinking that massage is only for sore muscles. The Vancouver RMTs at Broadway Wellness are friendly and passionate therapists who strive to work with you on your pathway to recovery and wellness.


Broadway Wellness is a friendly and community focused clinic, offering services in the heart of Fairview – near Broadway & Oak. Our Vancouver clinic was established with a strong foundation in Registered Massage Therapy, and has expanded to encompass Naturopathic Medicine and Acupuncture, as a multi-disciplinary clinic. Please feel free to call us for more information at 604-732-5222 or book an appointment online.

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