You may already be aware that the skill a Registered Massage Therapist wields can help you to improve flexibility and range of motion, reduce pain related to tight, knotted, and torn muscles, release nerve compression, improve circulation, heal scar tissue, and enhance your overall energy and vitality, but you may not know that massage therapy can go beyond the physical realm and improve your mental well being promoting better sleep and lowering depression and anxiety.
Studies have shown that chemotherapy patients who received regular massage therapy sessions reported reduced depression as opposed to those who received no treatment. Burn patients showed a reduction of anxiety after a series of treatments. And researchers report that therapeutic massage had positive effects on breast cancer patients’ sleep quality, resulting in an increased quality of life.
For an introduction to how massage therapy can help your mental well being, you can read this information posted by the American Massage Therapy Association.
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