While to some massage is perceived as a pamering service and something that you turn to in order to relax, massage has a wide range of benefits. Massage therapy is not only prevenative care for general wellness but is extremely effective as treatment. In recent years, research has established and proven that massage will reduce stress by reducing cortisol levels in the body, and more and more research is exposing the benefits of massage as treatment. As a result, Vancouver massage therapy is moving into the world of Healthcare and Medicine. The article linked to below elaborates on this concept. Although the article is based out of the US, and contains some details about the US vs. Canadian health system, the studies and facts are valuable and pertinent to massage therapy as a general modality.
“There’s been a surge of scientific interest in massage. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is currently spending $2.7 million on massage research, up from $1.5 million in 2002.”
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